Differential Brands Group (NASDAQ: DFBG) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Differential Brands Group and Lakeland Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Differential Brands Group||$149.27 million||0.10||-$17.81 million||($0.86)||-1.34|
|Lakeland Industries||$86.18 million||1.27||$3.89 million||$0.84||16.07|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
3.8% of Differential Brands Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.3% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 52.4% of Differential Brands Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.8% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Differential Brands Group has a beta of -1.68, indicating that its share price is 268% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries has a beta of -0.06, indicating that its share price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Differential Brands Group and Lakeland Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Differential Brands Group||0||0||3||1||3.25|
Differential Brands Group currently has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 334.78%. Lakeland Industries has a consensus price target of $18.00, indicating a potential upside of 33.33%. Given Differential Brands Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Differential Brands Group is more favorable than Lakeland Industries.
This table compares Differential Brands Group and Lakeland Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Differential Brands Group||-7.14%||-27.60%||-6.74%|
Lakeland Industries beats Differential Brands Group on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
Differential Brands Group Company Profile
Differential Brands Group Inc., formerly Joe’s Jeans Inc., is engaged in the design, development and marketing of apparel products, which include denim jeans, related casual wear and accessories. The Company offers its products under various brands, such as Hudson, Robert Graham and SWIMS. Its segments are Wholesale and Retail. Its Wholesale segment consists of sales of Hudson products to retailers, specialty stores and international distributors. Its Retail segment consists of sales of its products to consumers through its retail Internet sites for Hudson products. The Hudson product line includes women’s, men’s and children’s denim jeans, pants and other bottoms. The Robert Graham product line includes men’s sport shirts, pants, sweaters, knits, t-shirts, sportcoats, outerwear and swimwear. Through SWIMS brand, it distributes a range of footwear, swimwear, outerwear, ready-to-wear and accessories across the world through department stores, independent specialty and luxury resorts.
Lakeland Industries Company Profile
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (Lakeland) manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company’s product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves. The Company’s products are sold by its in-house customer service group, its regional sales managers and independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 North American safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories.
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