Head to Head Comparison: Skechers USA (SKX) and Its Rivals

Skechers USA (NYSE: SKX) is one of 53 public companies in the “APPAREL” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Skechers USA to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Skechers USA and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Skechers USA $4.16 billion $179.19 million 21.85
Skechers USA Competitors $3.44 billion $202.47 million -1.40

Skechers USA has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Skechers USA 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.


This table compares Skechers USA and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Skechers USA 4.30% 14.63% 10.69%
Skechers USA Competitors -21.18% -1.16% 2.26%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Skechers USA and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Skechers USA 0 2 9 0 2.82
Skechers USA Competitors 461 2946 4143 147 2.52

Skechers USA presently has a consensus price target of $42.89, indicating a potential upside of 10.28%. As a group, “APPAREL” companies have a potential upside of 7.10%. Given Skechers USA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Skechers USA is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Skechers USA has a beta of 0.24, suggesting that its stock price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Skechers USA’s competitors have a beta of 0.56, suggesting that their average stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.1% of Skechers USA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of shares of all “APPAREL” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Skechers USA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of shares of all “APPAREL” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Skechers USA beats its competitors on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Skechers USA

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. is a designer and marketer of Skechers-branded lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, and performance footwear for men and women under the Skechers GO brand name. The Company operates through three segments: domestic wholesale sales, international wholesale sales, and retail sales, which includes e-commerce sales. Its lifestyle brands include Skechers USA, Skechers Sport, Skechers Active and Skechers Sport Active, Skechers Originals, BOBS from Skechers and Mark Nason. Its Performance Brands include Skechers Performance, Skechers Kids and Skechers Work. Its footwear is sold through a range of department stores and specialty retail stores and mid-tier retailers, boutiques, among others. As of February 1, 2017, the Company owned and operated 117 concept stores, 163 factory outlet stores and 134 warehouse outlet stores in the United States, and 101 concept stores, 51 factory outlet stores, and five warehouse outlet stores internationally.

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