VF (NYSE:VFC) and Kontoor Brands (NYSE:KTB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
0.1% of Kontoor Brands shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of VF shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares VF and Kontoor Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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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.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for VF and Kontoor Brands, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
VF presently has a consensus target price of $94.50, suggesting a potential upside of 8.20%. Kontoor Brands has a consensus target price of $29.58, suggesting a potential upside of 0.32%. Given VF’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe VF is more favorable than Kontoor Brands.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares VF and Kontoor Brands’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VF||$13.85 billion||2.50||$1.26 billion||$3.78||23.11|
VF has higher revenue and earnings than Kontoor Brands.
VF beats Kontoor Brands on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
VF Company Profile
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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