Critical Comparison: Centric Brands (CTRC) & Its Competitors

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Centric Brands (NASDAQ: CTRC) is one of 16 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Centric Brands to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.4% of Centric Brands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.7% of shares of all “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.6% of Centric Brands shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 31.6% of shares of all “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Centric Brands and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centric Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Centric Brands Competitors 246 1110 1566 66 2.49

As a group, “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies have a potential upside of 13.96%. Given Centric Brands’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Centric Brands has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Centric Brands and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centric Brands -18.67% -1,914.94% -17.15%
Centric Brands Competitors -1.82% -127.74% 8.20%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Centric Brands and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Centric Brands $596.60 million -$123.77 million -0.45
Centric Brands Competitors $2.16 billion $134.08 million 28.07

Centric Brands’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Centric Brands. Centric Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Centric Brands has a beta of -0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 191% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centric Brands’ peers have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Centric Brands peers beat Centric Brands on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Centric Brands

Centric Brands Inc. designs, produces, manages, and builds kid's wear, and women's and men's accessories and apparel, and distributes its products across various retail and digital channels in North America and international markets. The company also licenses approximately 100 brands across its core product categories, including kid's, women's, and men's accessories and apparel. Its company-owned brands include Hudson, a designer and marketer of women's and men's branded denim and apparel; Robert Graham, an eclectic apparel and accessories brand; and SWIMS, a Scandinavian lifestyle brand for a range of footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company sells its products through its owned retail stores and e-commerce sites, as well as to various retailers, which include mass, department, and specialty stores. It operates retail stores for its Robert Graham and SWIMS brands. As of November 14, 2018, the company operated 30 Robert Graham brand stores, which consisted of 18 full price stores and 12 outlet stores; and 3 SWIMS brand stores, which consisted of 1 full price store and 2 outlet stores. The company was formerly known as Differential Brands Group Inc. and changed its name to Centric Brands Inc. in October 2018. Centric Brands Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

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