Financial Comparison: Crailar Technologies (CRLRQ) versus Hanesbrands (HBI)

Crailar Technologies (OTCMKTS:CRLRQ) and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

Crailar Technologies has a beta of 2.01, meaning that its share price is 101% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hanesbrands has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Crailar Technologies and Hanesbrands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crailar Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Hanesbrands 0.10% 85.49% 8.90%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Crailar Technologies and Hanesbrands, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crailar Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hanesbrands 0 8 6 0 2.43

Hanesbrands has a consensus target price of $21.36, indicating a potential upside of 40.88%. Given Hanesbrands’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hanesbrands is more favorable than Crailar Technologies.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crailar Technologies and Hanesbrands’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crailar Technologies N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hanesbrands $6.47 billion 0.85 $61.89 million $1.93 7.85

Hanesbrands has higher revenue and earnings than Crailar Technologies.

Dividends

Hanesbrands pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Crailar Technologies does not pay a dividend. Hanesbrands pays out 31.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hanesbrands has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

Hanesbrands beats Crailar Technologies on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Crailar Technologies

Crailar Technologies Inc., a development stage company, engages in the technological development and natural sustainable fibers business. It primarily produces natural and proprietary CRAiLAR Flax fibers targeted at the natural yarn and textile industries, as well as the deployment of its CRAiLAR processing technologies in the cellulose pulp and composites industries. The company develops CRAiLAR Fiber for textiles, which is flax, hemp, or other sustainable bast fiber available in various blends, textures, colors, and applications; and CRAiLAR technologies for the processing of cellulose-based fibers as a dissolving pulp for use in the additives, ethers, and performance apparel markets. It also focuses on processing CRAiLAR shive and seed products. The company was formerly known as Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. and changed its name to Crailar Technologies Inc. in October 2012. Crailar Technologies Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Victoria, Canada.

About Hanesbrands

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of basic apparel for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Innerwear, Activewear, and International. It sells bras, panties, men's underwear, children's underwear, activewear, socks, hosiery, intimate apparel, shapewears, and home goods; and T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores, mass retailers, and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. Hanesbrands Inc. provides its products primarily under the Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, Polo Ralph Lauren, Playtex, DKNY, Donna Karan, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Alternative, Bonds, DIM, Sheridan, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, Abanderado, Shock Absorber, Zorba, Explorer, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Bellinda, and L'eggs brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers through Internet. As of December 30, 2017, it operated 245 outlet stores in the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 475 retail and outlet stores internationally. The company also sells its products in Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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