Guess? (NYSE:GES) and Delta Galil Industries (OTCMKTS:DELTY) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Guess? pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Delta Galil Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.37 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Guess? pays out 128.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Guess? and Delta Galil Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Delta Galil Industries has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Guess?.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
70.8% of Guess? shares are held by institutional investors. 31.3% of Guess? shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Guess? and Delta Galil Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Risk and Volatility
Guess? has a beta of 0.2, indicating that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Delta Galil Industries has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Guess? and Delta Galil Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Guess? currently has a consensus price target of $22.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.93%. Given Guess?’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Guess? is more favorable than Delta Galil Industries.
Guess? beats Delta Galil Industries on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. It operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Americas Wholesale, Europe, Asia, and Licensing. The company's clothing collection includes jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear, and intimate apparel. It also grants licenses to manufacture and distribute various products that complement its apparel lines, such as eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, outerwear, swimwear, fragrance, jewelry, and other fashion accessories. The company markets its products under GUESS, GUESS?, GUESS U.S.A., GUESS Jeans, GUESS? and Triangle Design, MARCIANO, Question Mark and Triangle Design, a stylized G and a stylized M, GUESS Kids, Baby GUESS, YES, G by GUESS, GUESS by MARCIANO, and Gc brand names. It sells its products through direct-to-consumer, wholesale, and licensing distribution channels. As of August 4, 2018, the company directly operated 1,061 retail stores in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its licensees and distributors operated an additional 601 retail stores worldwide. The company also offers its products through its retail Websites. Guess?, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
About Delta Galil Industries
Delta Galil Industries Ltd. manufactures and markets private label apparel products for men, women, and children worldwide. It offers intimate apparel for men and women, active wear, socks, and kids and baby wear. The company's products also include accessories and footwear; women's sleepwear; pajamas; loungewear; girls' clothing and beauty accessories, colorful bedding products, and sporty arm and leg warmers, as well as backpacks, handbags, and slippers; and shaping underwear. It offers its products under the 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, Schiesser, Delta, Karen Neuburger, P.J.Salvage, Fix, LittleMissMatched, and Nearly Nude brand names. Delta Galil Industries Ltd. also provides its products under the brand names licensed to the company, including Wilson, Maidenform, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, and other brands. The company sells its products through retailers, as well as in its own stores and an online store. Delta Galil Industries Ltd. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Caesarea, Israel.
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