Comparing Under Armour (UAA) and The Competition
Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Under Armour to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.
Risk & Volatility
Under Armour has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Under Armour’s peers have a beta of 0.72, indicating that their average stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Under Armour and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Under Armour Competitors||-1,510.85%||0.36%||-4.73%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Under Armour and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Under Armour||$4.98 billion||$526.36 million||36.19|
|Under Armour Competitors||$2.68 billion||$378.14 million||-4.39|
Under Armour has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. Under Armour is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Under Armour and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Under Armour Competitors||298||1339||1918||76||2.49|
Under Armour currently has a consensus target price of $21.41, suggesting a potential upside of 23.24%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories” companies have a potential upside of 4.73%. Given Under Armour’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Under Armour is more favorable than its peers.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
30.5% of Under Armour shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of Under Armour shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 25.8% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Under Armour beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Under Armour
Under Armour, Inc. is engaged in the development, marketing and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth. The Company’s segments include North America, consisting of the United States and Canada; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia-Pacific; Latin America, and Connected Fitness. Its products are sold across the world and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe, as well as by consumers with active lifestyles. The Company sells its branded apparel, footwear and accessories in North America through its wholesale and direct to consumer channels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 151 factory house stores in North America primarily located in outlet centers throughout the United States. In addition, the Company distributes its products in North America through third-party logistics providers with primary locations in Canada, New Jersey and Florida.
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