Comparing Kontoor Brands (NYSE:KTB) and PVH (NYSE:PVH)

Kontoor Brands (NYSE:KTB) and PVH (NYSE:PVH) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Kontoor Brands shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of PVH shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of PVH shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

PVH pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Kontoor Brands does not pay a dividend. PVH pays out 1.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Kontoor Brands and PVH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kontoor Brands N/A N/A N/A
PVH 6.69% 13.03% 6.11%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kontoor Brands and PVH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kontoor Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PVH $9.66 billion 0.72 $746.40 million $9.60 9.64

PVH has higher revenue and earnings than Kontoor Brands.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Kontoor Brands and PVH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kontoor Brands 1 4 3 0 2.25
PVH 0 5 13 1 2.79

Kontoor Brands currently has a consensus target price of $29.58, suggesting a potential downside of 7.61%. PVH has a consensus target price of $129.44, suggesting a potential upside of 39.94%. Given PVH’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PVH is more favorable than Kontoor Brands.

Summary

PVH beats Kontoor Brands on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PVH

PVH Corp. operates as an apparel company in North America and internationally. The company operates through six segments: Calvin Klein North America, Calvin Klein International, Tommy Hilfiger North America, Tommy Hilfiger International, Heritage Brands Wholesale, and Heritage Brands Retail. It designs, markets, and retails men's and women's apparel and accessories, including branded dress shirts, dresses, suits, neckwear, sportswear, jeans wear, performance and intimate apparel, underwear, swimwear, swim products, handbags, luggage products, footwear, golf apparel, sleepwear and loungewear, fragrances, cosmetics, skincare products and toiletries, socks and tights, jewelry, watches, outerwear, small leather goods, and furnishings, as well as other related products. The company offers its products under its own brands, such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's, Olga, Eagle, True&Co., and Geoffrey Beene; and licensed brands comprising Speedo, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Michael Kors Collection, DKNY, and Chaps, as well as various other licensed and private label brands. It also licenses its own brands over various products. The company distributes its products at wholesale in department, chain, and specialty stores, as well as through warehouse clubs, mass market and off-price retailers, and independent retailers; and through company-operated full-price specialty and outlet stores, as well as through digital commerce sites. PVH Corp. was founded in 1881 and is based in New York, New York.

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