Talon International (OTCMKTS: TALN) and Quiksilver (NYSE:ZQK) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.0% of Talon International shares are held by institutional investors. 20.3% of Talon International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Talon International and Quiksilver’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Talon International||$48.26 million||0.00||$990,000.00||$0.01||N/A|
Talon International has higher revenue and earnings than Quiksilver.
This table compares Talon International and Quiksilver’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk and Volatility
Talon International has a beta of 3.15, meaning that its stock price is 215% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Quiksilver has a beta of 2.61, meaning that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Talon International and Quiksilver, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Talon International beats Quiksilver on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Talon International
Talon International, Inc. is a holding company, which specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of a range of apparel components and accessories, including custom zippers, apparel trim components and specialty stretch technology for interlinings. The Company distributes a range of apparel zipper, trim and interlining products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers and mass merchandisers. It operates its business under approximately two product groups, such as Talon Zipper and Talon Trim (which includes its Tekfit stretch technology products). It manufactures and distributes zippers under its Talon brand name to manufacturers for apparel brands and retailers. Talon Trim items include labels, buttons, leather patches, woven labels and others. Under its Tekfit brand, it develops and sells fabric stretch technology that utilizes processes to create stretchable comfort waistbands, shirt collars and inner pocketing panels.
Quiksilver, Inc. is an outdoor sports lifestyle company. The Company designs, develops and distributes branded apparel, footwear, accessories and related products. The Company has four operating segments: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia/Pacific (APAC), and Corporate Operations. The Company’s Americas segment, consisting of North, South and Central America, includes revenues primarily from the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The EMEA segment, consisting of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, includes revenues primarily from continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia and South Africa. The APAC segment, consisting of Asia and the Pacific Rim, includes revenues primarily from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia. The Company markets its products under the brands, such as Quiksilver, Roxy and DC. The Quiksilver brand includes a range of apparel and accessories for men and boys inspired by surfing and boardriding sports.
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