Genesco (NYSE: GCO) is one of 37 publicly-traded companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Genesco to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.4% of Genesco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.3% of Genesco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.4% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Genesco and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Genesco $2.85 billion $184.95 million 7.48
Genesco Competitors $3.36 billion $448.52 million 22.53

Genesco’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Genesco. Genesco 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genesco 2.43% 7.36% 4.34%
Genesco Competitors 0.80% -2.79% 3.26%

Risk & Volatility

Genesco has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genesco’s competitors have a beta of 0.78, meaning that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Genesco and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genesco 0 4 3 0 2.43
Genesco Competitors 612 3154 2951 91 2.37

Genesco currently has a consensus target price of $32.67, indicating a potential upside of 23.74%. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 4.93%. Given Genesco’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Genesco is more favorable than its competitors.


Genesco beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Genesco

Genesco Inc. is a retailer and wholesaler of footwear, apparel and accessories. The Company operates in five segments: Journeys Group, Schuh Group, Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group and Licensed Brands. It relies on independent third-party manufacturers for production of its footwear products sold at wholesale. It sources footwear and accessory products from foreign manufacturers located in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Peru, Romania, Taiwan and Vietnam. As of January 28, 2017, it operated 2,794 retail footwear, headwear and sports apparel and accessory stores and leased departments located primarily throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, including 147 headwear and sports apparel and accessory stores and 87 footwear stores in Canada and 128 footwear stores in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Germany.

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