Sequential Brands Group (NASDAQ: SQBG) and Superior Uniform Group (NASDAQ:SGC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sequential Brands Group and Superior Uniform Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sequential Brands Group||$167.46 million||0.72||-$185.71 million||$0.44||4.30|
|Superior Uniform Group||$266.81 million||1.30||$15.02 million||$1.25||18.36|
Superior Uniform Group pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Sequential Brands Group does not pay a dividend. Superior Uniform Group pays out 30.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Sequential Brands Group and Superior Uniform Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sequential Brands Group||-112.42%||5.81%||2.05%|
|Superior Uniform Group||4.90%||13.93%||8.23%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
45.4% of Sequential Brands Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.8% of Superior Uniform Group shares are held by institutional investors. 27.3% of Sequential Brands Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 34.7% of Superior Uniform Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sequential Brands Group and Superior Uniform Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sequential Brands Group||0||4||2||0||2.33|
|Superior Uniform Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Sequential Brands Group currently has a consensus target price of $4.80, indicating a potential upside of 153.97%. Superior Uniform Group has a consensus target price of $29.00, indicating a potential upside of 26.36%. Given Sequential Brands Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sequential Brands Group is more favorable than Superior Uniform Group.
Risk & Volatility
Sequential Brands Group has a beta of -0.3, suggesting that its share price is 130% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Superior Uniform Group has a beta of -0.18, suggesting that its share price is 118% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Superior Uniform Group beats Sequential Brands Group on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Sequential Brands Group Company Profile
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the United States and internationally. It offers products in the apparel, footwear, eyewear, fashion accessories, and home goods categories under the Jessica Simpson, AND1, Avia, GAIAM, Joe's Jeans, Ellen Tracy, Emeril Lagasse, William Rast, Heelys, Revo, Caribbean Joe, DVS, The Franklin Mint, Linens N Things, SPRI, Nevados, and FUL brand names; and food, wine, magazines, books, and other print and digital content categories under the Martha Stewart brand name. The company licenses its brands through various distribution channels to retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. Sequential Brands Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Superior Uniform Group Company Profile
Superior Uniform Group, Inc. manufactures and sells apparel and accessories in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Uniforms and Related Products, Remote Staffing Solutions, and Promotional Products. The Uniforms and Related Products segment manufactures and sells a range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel, and accessories for the personnel of hospitals and health facilities; hotels, commercial buildings, residential buildings, and food service facilities; retail stores; general and special purpose industrial uses; commercial enterprises; public and private safety and security organizations; and miscellaneous service uses. It also provides various products directly related to uniforms and service apparel; and industrial laundry bags for linen suppliers and industrial launderers. This segment sells its products under the Fashion Seal Healthcare, HPI Direct, Superior I.D., Worklon, and UniVogue brand names. The Remote Staffing Solutions segment provides multilingual telemarketing and office support solutions through the recruitment and employment of qualified English-speaking agents. The Promotional Products segment produces and sells promotional products and branded merchandise under the BAMKO, Public Identity, and Tangerine brands to corporate clients and universities. The company was formerly known as Superior Surgical Mfg. Co., Inc. and changed its name to Superior Uniform Group, Inc. in 1998. Superior Uniform Group, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Seminole, Florida.
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