Head-To-Head Review: ASOS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:ASOMY) vs. Its Peers

ASOS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: ASOMY) is one of 9 public companies in the “Womens’ clothing stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare ASOS PLC/ADR to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

ASOS PLC/ADR has a beta of 3.57, suggesting that its share price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASOS PLC/ADR’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for ASOS PLC/ADR and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASOS PLC/ADR 1 1 4 0 2.50
ASOS PLC/ADR Competitors 121 561 431 13 2.30

As a group, “Womens’ clothing stores” companies have a potential upside of 44.83%. Given ASOS PLC/ADR’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ASOS PLC/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares ASOS PLC/ADR and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ASOS PLC/ADR $3.26 billion $111.04 million 37.20
ASOS PLC/ADR Competitors $3.09 billion $114.02 million 13.21

ASOS PLC/ADR has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. ASOS PLC/ADR is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.2% of shares of all “Womens’ clothing stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.4% of shares of all “Womens’ clothing stores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares ASOS PLC/ADR and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASOS PLC/ADR Competitors -0.30% -18.46% -0.42%


ASOS PLC/ADR beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.


ASOS Plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online fashion retailer in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Russia. The company offers womenswear, menswear, and sportswear products. It sells approximately 85,000 branded and ASOS brand products primarily through its Website, asos.com, as well as through social media platforms and magazines. The company is also involved in marketing staff employment and payment processing businesses. ASOS Plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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