Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) and G-III Apparel Group, LTD. (NASDAQ:GIII) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Vince Holding Corp. and G-III Apparel Group, LTD.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vince Holding Corp. -68.88% -120.03% -8.52%
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. 1.23% 4.65% 2.63%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Vince Holding Corp. and G-III Apparel Group, LTD., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vince Holding Corp. 0 1 2 0 2.67
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. 0 3 7 0 2.70

Vince Holding Corp. currently has a consensus target price of $3.17, suggesting a potential upside of 445.98%. G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has a consensus target price of $32.56, suggesting a potential upside of 8.52%. Given Vince Holding Corp.’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Vince Holding Corp. is more favorable than G-III Apparel Group, LTD..

Risk and Volatility

Vince Holding Corp. has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vince Holding Corp. and G-III Apparel Group, LTD.’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vince Holding Corp. $258.72 million 0.11 -$1.31 million ($3.60) -0.16
G-III Apparel Group, LTD. $2.55 billion 0.57 $137.67 million $0.69 43.48

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. has higher revenue and earnings than Vince Holding Corp.. Vince Holding Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than G-III Apparel Group, LTD., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.3% of Vince Holding Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.4% of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. shares are owned by institutional investors. 58.4% of Vince Holding Corp. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of G-III Apparel Group, LTD. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. beats Vince Holding Corp. on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vince Holding Corp. Company Profile

Vince Holding Corp. (Vince) is a United States-based company, which offers a range of women’s and men’s apparel, women’s and men’s footwear, and handbags. The Company operates as a fashion brand. The Company operates in two segments: Wholesale and Direct-to-consumer. The Company’s Wholesale segment consists of its operations to distribute products to various department stores and specialty stores in the United States and select international markets. The Company’s Direct-to-consumer segment consists of its operations to distribute products directly to the consumer through its branded specialty retail stores, outlet stores and e-commerce platform. The Company utilizes luxe fabrications and various techniques to create its product assortment. The Company serves its customers through various channels, including wholesale department stores and specialty stores in the United States, as well as through its branded retail locations and its Website.

G-III Apparel Group, LTD. Company Profile

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets a range of apparel products. The Company operates through two segments: wholesale operations and retail operations. Its apparel products include outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women’s suits and women’s performance wear, as well as women’s handbags, footwear, small leather goods, cold weather accessories and luggage. The Company’s owned brands include Donna Karan, DKNY, DKNY Jeans, Vilebrequin, G-III Sports by Carl Banks, Eliza J, Black Rivet and Jessica Howard. It has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan and Dockers brands. Through its team sports business, it has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. It also operates retail stores under the Donna Karan, Wilsons Leather, Bass, G.H. Bass & Co., Vilebrequin and Calvin Klein Performance names.

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