Jerash Holdings (US) (NASDAQ:JRSH) and Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE:LEVI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Jerash Holdings (US) pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Levi Strauss & Co. does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Jerash Holdings (US) and Levi Strauss & Co.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Jerash Holdings (US) $69.29 million 1.16 $10.41 million N/A N/A
Levi Strauss & Co. $5.58 billion 1.47 $283.14 million N/A N/A

Levi Strauss & Co. has higher revenue and earnings than Jerash Holdings (US).

Profitability

This table compares Jerash Holdings (US) and Levi Strauss & Co.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jerash Holdings (US) 5.50% 13.38% 10.96%
Levi Strauss & Co. 7.92% 50.02% 13.10%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.7% of Jerash Holdings (US) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.1% of Levi Strauss & Co. shares are owned by institutional investors. 43.0% of Jerash Holdings (US) shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.6% of Levi Strauss & Co. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Jerash Holdings (US) and Levi Strauss & Co., as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jerash Holdings (US) 0 0 3 0 3.00
Levi Strauss & Co. 0 3 4 0 2.57

Jerash Holdings (US) presently has a consensus target price of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 33.43%. Levi Strauss & Co. has a consensus target price of $25.14, suggesting a potential upside of 20.24%. Given Jerash Holdings (US)’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Jerash Holdings (US) is more favorable than Levi Strauss & Co..

Summary

Levi Strauss & Co. beats Jerash Holdings (US) on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Jerash Holdings (US)

Jerash Holdings (US), Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and exports customized and ready-made sports and outerwear. The company offers jackets, polo shirts, crew neck shirts, pants, and shorts made from knitted fabric. It serves various brand-name retailers in the United States, Jordan, and internationally. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. designs, markets, and sells jeans, casual and dress pants, tops, shorts, skirts, jackets, footwear, and related accessories for men, women, and children. The company sells its products under the Levi's, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands; and also licenses its Levi's and Dockers trademarks for various product categories, including footwear, belts, wallets and bags, outerwear, sweaters, dress shirts, kids wear, sleepwear, and hosiery. Levi Strauss & Co. sells its products in approximately 110 countries through a network of chain retailers, department stores, specialty retailers, franchised or other brand-dedicated stores, and shop-in-shops, as well as e-commerce sites. The company operates approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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