K Swiss (NASDAQ: KSWS) is one of 27 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare K Swiss to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares K Swiss and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
K Swiss N/A N/A N/A
K Swiss Competitors -1,575.39% -11.68% -8.08%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares K Swiss and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
K Swiss N/A N/A -4.84
K Swiss Competitors $3.00 billion $167.09 million 418.04

K Swiss’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than K Swiss. K Swiss 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.

Risk & Volatility

K Swiss has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K Swiss’ peers have a beta of 0.71, meaning that their average share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for K Swiss and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
K Swiss 0 0 0 0 N/A
K Swiss Competitors 267 1310 1931 73 2.51

As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 13.51%. Given K Swiss’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe K Swiss has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

K Swiss Company Profile

K-Swiss Inc. (K-Swiss) is engaged in designing, developing and marketing an array of footwear, apparel and accessories for athletic, sports and fitness activities and casual wear under the K-Swiss brand. The Company also designs, develops and markets footwear for adventurers for all terrains under the Palladium brand. The Company sells products primarily to footwear stores, pro shops, sporting goods stores and department stores. Internationally, as of December 31, 2011, K-Swiss had the right to market its products in 124 countries through eight international subsidiaries and 29 distributors. During the year ended December 31, 2011, approximately 60%, 21%, 17% and 2% of the Company’s footwear products were manufactured in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, respectively. In May 2013, E.Land World Ltd. completed the acquisition of K Swiss Inc in a merger transaction.

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