Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ: LAKE) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Lakeland Industries to similar companies based off the strength of its risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lakeland Industries and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lakeland Industries $88.78 million $10.64 million 17.99
Lakeland Industries Competitors $2.67 billion $376.20 million -4.38

Lakeland Industries’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Lakeland Industries. Lakeland Industries is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Lakeland Industries has a beta of -0.1, indicating that its stock price is 110% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lakeland Industries’ peers have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

42.4% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.8% of Lakeland Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Lakeland Industries and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lakeland Industries 6.31% 7.87% 6.54%
Lakeland Industries Competitors -1,518.09% -4.83% -7.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Lakeland Industries and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lakeland Industries 0 0 1 0 3.00
Lakeland Industries Competitors 294 1327 1911 76 2.49

Lakeland Industries currently has a consensus target price of $18.00, suggesting a potential upside of 29.96%. All “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 4.54%. Given Lakeland Industries’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lakeland Industries is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Lakeland Industries beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Lakeland Industries

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (Lakeland) manufactures and sells a line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial and public protective clothing market. The Company’s product categories include limited use/disposable protective clothing; high-end chemical protective suits; firefighting, flame resistant personal protective equipment (FR PPE) and heat protective apparel; reusable woven garments; high visibility clothing, and glove and sleeves. The Company’s products are sold by its in-house customer service group, its regional sales managers and independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 North American safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user 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.

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