Zumiez (ZUMZ) & Its Peers Financial Review

Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) is one of 13 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & accessory stores” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Zumiez to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Zumiez and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zumiez 0 3 2 0 2.40
Zumiez Competitors 123 926 846 12 2.39

Zumiez presently has a consensus price target of $21.25, suggesting a potential downside of 11.09%. As a group, “Apparel & accessory stores” companies have a potential upside of 4.41%. Given Zumiez’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Zumiez has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Zumiez and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zumiez 2.89% 8.38% 5.71%
Zumiez Competitors -6.41% -22.50% 4.62%

Volatility and Risk

Zumiez has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zumiez’s rivals have a beta of 0.96, indicating that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Zumiez and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zumiez $927.40 million $26.80 million 21.73
Zumiez Competitors $2.92 billion -$70.35 million 15.99

Zumiez’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Zumiez. Zumiez is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.9% of Zumiez shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.7% of shares of all “Apparel & accessory stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.5% of Zumiez shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.6% of shares of all “Apparel & accessory stores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Zumiez beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Zumiez

Zumiez Inc., including its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other lifestyles. The Company operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times. Additionally, it operates e-commerce Websites at www.zumiez.com, www.blue-tomato.com and www.fasttimes.com.au. It offers various categories of shoes, such as skate shoes, casual shoes, high tops, sandals, slip ons, runners, boots and shoe accessories, such as socks. It also offers flannels, baseball tees, hoodies, baseball hats, windbreakers, shirts, jackets, jerseys, sweaters and tanks, among others. For women, it offers t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies and sweatshirts, cardigans, jackets, skirts, jeans, joggers, leggings and dresses, among others. It provides various accessories, including watches, sunglasses, bracelets, earrings, rings, beanies, hats, belts, wallets and phone accessories

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