Analyzing Hugo Boss (OTCMKTS:BOSSY) and Its Peers

Hugo Boss (OTCMKTS: BOSSY) is one of 53 public companies in the “APPAREL” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Hugo Boss to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Hugo Boss and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hugo Boss $2.98 billion $214.14 million 22.00
Hugo Boss Competitors $3.41 billion $202.83 million -18.35

Hugo Boss’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hugo Boss. Hugo Boss is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Hugo Boss has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hugo Boss’ peers have a beta of 0.56, meaning that their average stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Hugo Boss and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hugo Boss 9.21% 28.54% 14.54%
Hugo Boss Competitors -21.11% -1.10% 2.29%

Dividends

Hugo Boss pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Hugo Boss pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “APPAREL” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 42.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Hugo Boss and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hugo Boss 1 2 1 0 2.00
Hugo Boss Competitors 459 2930 4118 146 2.52

As a group, “APPAREL” companies have a potential upside of 9.40%. Given Hugo Boss’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hugo Boss has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Hugo Boss shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.0% of shares of all “APPAREL” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of shares of all “APPAREL” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Hugo Boss peers beat Hugo Boss on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Hugo Boss

HUGO BOSS AG, together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes fashion and accessories for men and women worldwide. It offers classic to modern apparel, eveningwear, sportswear, shoes, and leather accessories, as well as licensed fragrances, eyewear, watches, children’s fashion, home textiles, and writing instruments. The company markets and sells its products under the BOSS, BOSS Orange, BOSS Green, and HUGO brand names through online stores, freestanding stores, and shop-in-shops with approximately 7,700 points of sale. HUGO BOSS AG was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Metzingen, Germany.

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