Comparing Jerash Holdings (US) (JRSH) & Carter’s (CRI)

Jerash Holdings (US) (NASDAQ:JRSH) and Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.

Dividends

Carter’s pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Jerash Holdings (US) does not pay a dividend. Carter’s pays out 31.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Carter’s has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.1% of Jerash Holdings (US) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.8% of Carter’s shares are held by institutional investors. 43.0% of Jerash Holdings (US) shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Carter’s shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Jerash Holdings (US) and Carter’s, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jerash Holdings (US) 0 0 0 0 N/A
Carter’s 0 5 4 0 2.44

Carter’s has a consensus price target of $114.22, suggesting a potential upside of 18.05%. Given Carter’s’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Carter’s is more favorable than Jerash Holdings (US).

Profitability

This table compares Jerash Holdings (US) and Carter’s’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jerash Holdings (US) 9.21% 16.59% 13.84%
Carter’s 8.44% 33.05% 13.23%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jerash Holdings (US) and Carter’s’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jerash Holdings (US) $69.29 million 1.03 $10.41 million N/A N/A
Carter’s $3.40 billion 1.30 $302.76 million $5.76 16.80

Carter’s has higher revenue and earnings than Jerash Holdings (US).

Summary

Carter’s beats Jerash Holdings (US) on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jerash Holdings (US)

Jerash Holdings (US), Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and exports customized and ready-made sports and outerwear. The company offers jackets, polo shirts, crew neck shirts, pants, and shorts made from knitted fabric. It serves various brand-name retailers in the United States, Jordan, and internationally. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Carter’s

Carter's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, and markets branded childrenswear under the Carter's, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, Simple Joys, OshKosh, Skip Hop, and other brands. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail, U.S. Wholesale, and International. Its Carter's products include baby products, such as bodysuits, pants, dresses, multi-piece sets, blankets, layette essentials, bibs, and booties; play clothes products comprising knit and woven cotton apparel; sleepwear products consisting of pajamas in cotton, fleece, and ploy-jersey; and other products, including bedding, outerwear, swimwear, footwear, socks, diaper bags, gift sets, toys, jewelry, cribs, paper goods, and hair accessories. The company's OshKosh brand products comprise playclothes products that include denim, overalls, woven bottoms, knit tops, bodysuits, and other playclothes for sizes newborn to 14. It also offers baby, sleepwear, outerwear, footwear, hosiery, and accessories under the OshKosh brand. The company distributes its products through department stores, chain and specialty stores, and discount retailers, as well as company-operated stores, and Websites. As of December 30, 2017, it operated 466 Carter's and 131 OshKosh stand-alone stores in the United States; 159 side-by-side and 74 co-branded stores in the United States; and 179 co-branded stores in Canada. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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