Head-To-Head Review: Pacific Sunwear of California (PSUN) and Destination XL Group (DXLG)

Destination XL Group (NASDAQ: DXLG) and Pacific Sunwear of California (NASDAQ:PSUN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Destination XL Group and Pacific Sunwear of California, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Destination XL Group 0 0 2 0 3.00
Pacific Sunwear of California 0 0 0 0 N/A

Destination XL Group currently has a consensus target price of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 154.90%. Given Destination XL Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Destination XL Group is more favorable than Pacific Sunwear of California.

Profitability

This table compares Destination XL Group and Pacific Sunwear of California’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Destination XL Group -1.90% -5.81% -1.83%
Pacific Sunwear of California -1.63% N/A -4.57%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.8% of Destination XL Group shares are held by institutional investors. 30.4% of Destination XL Group shares 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Destination XL Group and Pacific Sunwear of California’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Destination XL Group $450.02 million 0.28 $25.72 million ($0.17) -15.00
Pacific Sunwear of California N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Destination XL Group has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Sunwear of California.

Summary

Destination XL Group beats Pacific Sunwear of California on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Destination XL Group

Destination XL Group, Inc. is a specialty retailer of men’s apparel with retail and direct operations in the United States and London, England. The Company operates through the Big & Tall Men’s Apparel segment. The Company operates under the trade names of Destination XL, DXL, Casual Male XL, Casual Male XL outlets, DXL outlets, Rochester Clothing, ShoesXL and LivingXL. The Company operates approximately 170 Destination XL stores, 125 Casual Male XL retail stores, 40 Casual Male XL outlet stores, nine DXL outlet stores and five Rochester Clothing stores. Its direct business includes its DestinationXL.com and bigandtall.com e-commerce sites, which support its stores, brands and product extensions. Through its multiple brands, which include both branded apparel and private-label, the Company offers a range of merchandise. The Company carries various designer brands, including Cole Haan, Allen Edmonds, Timberland, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Donald J. Pliner and Bruno Magli.

About Pacific Sunwear of California

Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. is a specialty retailer rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences of the California lifestyle. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and footwear designed to appeal to teens and young adults. The Company operates a mall-based chain of retail stores under the names of Pacific Sunwear and PacSun. As of January 31, 2015, the Company leased and operated 605 stores in each of the 50 states of the United States and Puerto Rico, comprising 2.4 million total square feet. The Company’s brands also include Hurley, Nike, Brandy Melville, Volcom, Vans, Kendall and Kylie, RVCA, Diamond Supply Co., Gypsy Warrior, adidas, Been Trill, Billabong, O’Neill, Crooks and Castles, Fox Racing, V/SUAL, L-R-G, Modern Amusement, Neff, Riot Society, Roxy, and Young and Reckless. The Company advertises its Website as a shopping destination on certain Internet portals and search engines and markets the Website in its stores.

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