Hanesbrands (HBI) and A�ropostale (AROPQ) Head-To-Head Survey

Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) and A�ropostale (OTCMKTS:AROPQ) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.


Hanesbrands pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. A�ropostale does not pay a dividend. Hanesbrands pays out 31.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hanesbrands has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Hanesbrands and A�ropostale, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hanesbrands 0 8 6 0 2.43
A�ropostale 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hanesbrands currently has a consensus price target of $21.43, indicating a potential upside of 29.63%. Given Hanesbrands’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hanesbrands is more favorable than A�ropostale.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.6% of Hanesbrands shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Hanesbrands shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.3% of A�ropostale 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.


This table compares Hanesbrands and A�ropostale’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hanesbrands 0.10% 85.49% 8.90%
A�ropostale N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hanesbrands and A�ropostale’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hanesbrands $6.47 billion 0.92 $61.89 million $1.93 8.56
A�ropostale N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hanesbrands has higher revenue and earnings than A�ropostale.


Hanesbrands beats A�ropostale on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hanesbrands Company Profile

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells a range of basic apparel for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Innerwear, Activewear, and International. It sells bras, panties, men's underwear, children's underwear, activewear, socks, hosiery, intimate apparel, shapewears, and home goods; and T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, as well as licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores, mass retailers, and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. Hanesbrands Inc. provides its products primarily under the Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, Bali, JMS/Just My Size, Polo Ralph Lauren, Playtex, DKNY, Donna Karan, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Alternative, Bonds, DIM, Sheridan, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei, Abanderado, Shock Absorber, Zorba, Explorer, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Bellinda, and L'eggs brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, as well as directly to consumers through Internet. As of December 30, 2017, it operated 245 outlet stores in the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as 475 retail and outlet stores internationally. The company also sells its products in Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. Hanesbrands Inc. was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

A�ropostale Company Profile

ARO Liquidation, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories for young women and men under the Aéropostale name. It operates through two segments, Retail Stores and E-Commerce; and International Licensing. The company also offers casual clothing and accessories focusing on 4 to 12 year olds under the P.S. from Aéropostale brand. As of May 1, 2016, it operated 739 Aéropostale stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico, 41 Aéropostale stores in Canada, and 25 P.S. from Aéropostale stores in 12 states. In addition, the company markets its products through ps4u.com and aeropostale.com, as well as its licensees operate 322 Aéropostale and P.S. from Aéropostale locations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America under various licensing agreements. Further, it operates GoJane.com that retails in fashion footwear, contemporary apparel, and other accessories for women online. The company was formerly known as Aéropostale, Inc. and changed its name to ARO Liquidation, Inc. in July 2017. ARO Liquidation, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York. On May 4, 2016, ARO Liquidation, Inc., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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