LI NING CO LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS: LNNGY) is one of 16 public companies in the “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare LI NING CO LTD/ADR to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.7% of shares of all “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies are owned by institutional investors. 31.6% of shares of all “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies are owned by company 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.

Profitability

This table compares LI NING CO LTD/ADR and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LI NING CO LTD/ADR N/A N/A N/A
LI NING CO LTD/ADR Competitors -1.82% -127.69% 8.33%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LI NING CO LTD/ADR and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LI NING CO LTD/ADR $1.59 billion $108.08 million 68.62
LI NING CO LTD/ADR Competitors $2.16 billion $134.08 million 27.69

LI NING CO LTD/ADR’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than LI NING CO LTD/ADR. LI NING CO LTD/ADR is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

LI NING CO LTD/ADR has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LI NING CO LTD/ADR’s competitors have a beta of 0.89, indicating that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

LI NING CO LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. LI NING CO LTD/ADR pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.3% and pay out 29.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for LI NING CO LTD/ADR and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LI NING CO LTD/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
LI NING CO LTD/ADR Competitors 245 1106 1565 66 2.49

As a group, “Apparel, finished products from fabrics & similar materials” companies have a potential upside of 15.45%. Given LI NING CO LTD/ADR’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe LI NING CO LTD/ADR has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

LI NING CO LTD/ADR competitors beat LI NING CO LTD/ADR on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About LI NING CO LTD/ADR

Li Ning Company Limited engages in the research and development, design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and retail of sporting goods in the People's Republic of China. The company offers sporting goods, including footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for professional and leisure purposes primarily under the LI-NING brand. It also develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and/or sells outdoor sports products under the AIGLE brand; table tennis under the Double Happiness brand name; fashionable fitness products for dance and yoga under the Danskin brand; badminton equipment under the Kason brand name; and sports fashion products under the Lotto brand. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 6,262 LI-NING brand conventional stores, flagship stores, factory outlets, and discount stores; and 173 LI-NING YOUNG stores. Li Ning Company Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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