Kontoor Brands (NYSE:KTB) and VF (NYSE:VFC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Kontoor Brands and VF’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Kontoor Brands and VF, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Kontoor Brands currently has a consensus price target of $29.58, suggesting a potential upside of 7.54%. VF has a consensus price target of $93.70, suggesting a potential upside of 6.03%. Given Kontoor Brands’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Kontoor Brands is more favorable than VF.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Kontoor Brands and VF’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VF||$13.85 billion||2.53||$1.26 billion||$3.78||23.38|
VF has higher revenue and earnings than Kontoor Brands.
VF pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Kontoor Brands does not pay a dividend. VF pays out 54.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. VF has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years.
VF beats Kontoor Brands on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
V.F. Corporation engages in the design, production, procurement, marketing, and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and related products for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through four segments: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Other. The company offers outdoor apparel, youth culture/action sports-inspired footwear, footwear and equipment, handbags, luggage, backpacks, totes, accessories, backpacks, surfing-inspired footwear, merino wool socks, and travel accessories under The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Kipling, Napapijri, JanSport, Reef, Smartwool, Eastpak, and Eagle Creek brands. It also provides denim, casual apparel, footwear, and accessories under the Wrangler, Lee, Riders by Lee, Rustler, and Rock & Republic brands. In addition, the company offers occupational, protective occupational, work and work-inspired lifestyle, and outdoor work and hunt apparel, as well as protective work and lifestyle footwear under the Red Kap, Bulwark, Horace Small, Dickies, Workrite, Kodiak, Terra, and Walls brands. It sells its products primarily to specialty stores, department stores, national chains, and mass merchants, as well as sells through direct-to-consumer operations, concession retail stores, and e-commerce sites. V.F. Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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