Head to Head Survey: Lakeland Industries (LAKE) versus WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (WILYY)

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WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (OTCMKTS: WILYY) and Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR and Lakeland Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR $2.00 billion 5.33 $266.43 million N/A N/A
Lakeland Industries $95.99 million 1.19 $440,000.00 $0.72 19.58

WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries.

Profitability

This table compares WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR and Lakeland Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR N/A N/A N/A
Lakeland Industries 0.61% 6.91% 5.98%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Lakeland Industries shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries has a beta of 0.16, indicating that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR and Lakeland Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR 1 1 0 0 1.50
Lakeland Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00

Lakeland Industries has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.66%. Given Lakeland Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lakeland Industries is more favorable than WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR.

Summary

Lakeland Industries beats WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR

William Demant Holding A/S, a hearing healthcare company, develops, manufactures, and sells products and equipment designed to aid the people with hearing loss connect and communication primarily in Denmark, rest of Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia, and other countries. Its products include hearing devices and implants; diagnostic instruments; and personal communication systems, such as headsets and solutions for the professional call center and office market, as well as consumer headsets for the gaming and mobile segments. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Smørum, Denmark.

About Lakeland Industries

Lakeland Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells a range of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market in the United States and internationally. The company offers limited use/disposable protective clothing, such as coveralls, laboratory coats, shirts, pants, hoods, aprons, sleeves, arm guards, caps, and smocks; high-end chemical protective suits to provide protection from highly concentrated, and hazardous chemical and biological toxins; and fire fighting and heat protective apparel, which protects against fire, burns, and excessive heat. It also provides reusable woven garments, including electrostatic dissipative apparel for electric and gas utilities; flame resistant Nomex/FR and FR cotton coveralls/pants/jackets used in petrochemical and refining operations; and cotton and polycotton coveralls, lab coats, pants, and shirts. In addition, the company provides high visibility clothing comprising reflective apparel, including vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, coats, raingear, jumpsuits, hats, and gloves, which are primarily used in rescue operations; and gloves and sleeves protective products that are used in the automotive, glass, and metal fabrication industries. The company sells its products to North American safety and mill supply distributors through a customer service group, regional sales managers, and independent sales representatives. Its products are used by industrial customers, such as integrated oil, chemical/petrochemical, utilities, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, munition plants, janitorial, pharmaceutical, mortuaries, and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as scientific and medical laboratories; and federal, state, and local governmental agencies and departments. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York.

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