Head-To-Head Contrast: Ever-Glory International Group (EVK) versus Sequential Brands Group (SQBG)

Ever-Glory International Group (NASDAQ:EVK) and Sequential Brands Group (NASDAQ:SQBG) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Ever-Glory International Group and Sequential Brands Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ever-Glory International Group 2.84% 12.52% 5.17%
Sequential Brands Group -101.91% 6.02% 1.95%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ever-Glory International Group and Sequential Brands Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ever-Glory International Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sequential Brands Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Sequential Brands Group has a consensus price target of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 118.20%. Given Sequential Brands Group’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sequential Brands Group is more favorable than Ever-Glory International Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ever-Glory International Group and Sequential Brands Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ever-Glory International Group $415.58 million 0.14 $12.45 million N/A N/A
Sequential Brands Group $167.46 million 0.35 -$185.71 million $0.44 2.08

Ever-Glory International Group has higher revenue and earnings than Sequential Brands Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.5% of Ever-Glory International Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of Sequential Brands Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.8% of Ever-Glory International Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.8% of Sequential Brands Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Ever-Glory International Group has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sequential Brands Group has a beta of 0.31, meaning that its share price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Ever-Glory International Group beats Sequential Brands Group on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ever-Glory International Group Company Profile

Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. manufactures, distributes, and retails apparel in the People's Republic of China, Germany, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Japan, and the United States. It operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The company primarily offers casual wear, outerwear, and sportswear. Its products include coats, jackets, slacks, skirts, shirts, trousers, and jeans for women; vests, jackets, trousers, skiwear, shirts, coats, and jeans for men; and coats, vests, down jackets, trousers, knitwear, and jeans for children. The company offers its woman apparel under the La Go Go, Velwin, Sea To Sky, and idole brands. Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. provides its products directly to consumers through retail stores, as well as online stores at Tmall, Dangdang mall, JD.com and VIP.com, etc. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 1,400 stores, including 79 flagship stores as stores-within-a-store in large and mid-tier department stores located in approximately 20 provinces in China. Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. is based in Nanjing, the People's Republic of China.

Sequential Brands Group Company Profile

Sequential Brands Group, Inc. owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the United States and internationally. It offers products in the apparel, footwear, eyewear, fashion accessories, and home goods categories under the Jessica Simpson, AND1, Avia, GAIAM, Joe's Jeans, Ellen Tracy, Emeril Lagasse, William Rast, Heelys, Revo, Caribbean Joe, DVS, The Franklin Mint, Linens N Things, SPRI, Nevados, and FUL brand names; and food, wine, magazines, books, and other print and digital content categories under the Martha Stewart brand name. The company licenses its brands through various distribution channels to retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. Sequential Brands Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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