ASOS PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: ASOMY) is one of 9 public companies in the “Womens’ clothing stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare ASOS PLC/ADR to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.7% of shares of all “Womens’ clothing stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.4% of shares of all “Womens’ clothing stores” 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ASOS PLC/ADR and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ASOS PLC/ADR $3.26 billion $111.04 million 31.63
ASOS PLC/ADR Competitors $3.10 billion $111.08 million 15.19

ASOS PLC/ADR has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. ASOS PLC/ADR is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

ASOS PLC/ADR has a beta of 3.58, indicating that its stock price is 258% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ASOS PLC/ADR’s rivals have a beta of 0.87, indicating that their average stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares ASOS PLC/ADR and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASOS PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A
ASOS PLC/ADR Competitors -0.39% -16.97% -0.16%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for ASOS PLC/ADR and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASOS PLC/ADR 1 1 4 0 2.50
ASOS PLC/ADR Competitors 120 557 430 13 2.30

As a group, “Womens’ clothing stores” companies have a potential upside of 39.00%. Given ASOS PLC/ADR’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ASOS PLC/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

ASOS PLC/ADR beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About ASOS PLC/ADR

ASOS Plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online fashion retailer in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Russia. The company offers womenswear, menswear, and sportswear products. It sells approximately 85,000 branded and ASOS brand products primarily through its Website, asos.com, as well as through social media platforms and magazines. The company is also involved in marketing staff employment and payment processing businesses. ASOS Plc was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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