Buckle, Inc. (The) (BKE) & Its Peers Critical Survey

Buckle, Inc. (The) (NYSE: BKE) is one of 38 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Buckle, Inc. (The) to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Buckle, Inc. (The) and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Buckle, Inc. (The) 9.40% 19.96% 15.04%
Buckle, Inc. (The) Competitors 2.20% 4.56% 5.20%

Volatility & Risk

Buckle, Inc. (The) has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Buckle, Inc. (The)’s competitors have a beta of 0.84, suggesting that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Buckle, Inc. (The) and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Buckle, Inc. (The) 1 0 0 0 1.00
Buckle, Inc. (The) Competitors 517 2994 2919 84 2.39

Buckle, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential downside of 26.76%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.66%. Given Buckle, Inc. (The)’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Buckle, Inc. (The) has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Buckle, Inc. (The) pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.6%. Buckle, Inc. (The) pays out 55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 54.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Buckle, Inc. (The) has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

59.7% of Buckle, Inc. (The) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by institutional investors. 41.7% of Buckle, Inc. (The) shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Buckle, Inc. (The) and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Buckle, Inc. (The) $974.87 million $97.96 million 9.86
Buckle, Inc. (The) Competitors $3.99 billion $181.38 million 683.53

Buckle, Inc. (The)’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Buckle, Inc. (The). Buckle, Inc. (The) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Buckle, Inc. (The) competitors beat Buckle, Inc. (The) on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Buckle, Inc. (The)

The Buckle, Inc. is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 467 retail stores in 44 states throughout the United States under the names Buckle and The Buckle. The Company markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories and footwear. The Company provides customer services, such as free hemming, free gift-wrapping, easy layaways, the Buckle private label credit card, and a guest loyalty program. The Company offers denims from brands, such as Miss Me, Rock Revival, Big Star Vintage, Buffalo Jeans, KanCan, Flying Monkey and Levi’s. Its other brands include Hurley, Billabong, Affliction, American Fighter, Fast & Furious, Oakley, Fox, Puma, Obey, RVCA, Salvage, 7 Diamonds, Nixon, Amuse Society, Free People, White Crow, Corral, Reef, Kustom, Timberland, UGG, TOMS, SAXX, Stance, Lokai, Ray-Ban, and Fossil.

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