Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) and Blue (OTCMKTS:BLHI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Levi Strauss & Co. and Blue’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||$5.76 billion||1.38||$394.61 million||$0.97||20.70|
This table compares Levi Strauss & Co. and Blue’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||-1.90%||7.10%||1.92%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Levi Strauss & Co. and Blue, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||0||0||9||0||3.00|
Levi Strauss & Co. currently has a consensus price target of $21.33, suggesting a potential upside of 6.24%.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
9.2% of Levi Strauss & Co. shares are held by institutional investors. 6.5% of Levi Strauss & Co. shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Levi Strauss & Co. beats Blue on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. operates as an apparel company. It designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. The company sells its products through third-party retailers, such as department stores, specialty retailers, third-party e-commerce sites, and franchisees who operate brand-dedicated stores; and directly to consumers through various formats, including company-operated mainline and outlet stores, company-operated e-commerce sites, and select shop-in-shops located in department stores and other third-party retail locations. It operates approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Blue Holdings, Inc. specializes in the wholesale apparel industry. It designs, develops, markets and distributes fashion jeans and accessories under the brand names Antik Denim, Yanuk, Faith Connexion, and Taverniti So Jeans. The company sells its products in the United States, Canada, Japan and the European Union directly to department stores and boutiques and through distribution arrangements in certain foreign jurisdictions. Blue Holdings was founded on February 9, 2000 and is headquartered in Commerce, CA.
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