L Brands (LTD) vs. L Brands (LB) Head to Head Contrast

L Brands (NYSE: LB) and L Brands (NYSE:LTD) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares L Brands and L Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
L Brands 8.04% -103.18% 12.00%
L Brands 5.05% N/A 7.13%

Dividends

L Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. L Brands does not pay a dividend. L Brands pays out 70.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. L Brands has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares L Brands and L Brands’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
L Brands $12.26 billion 0.98 $2.34 billion $3.41 12.35
L Brands N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

L Brands has higher revenue and earnings than L Brands.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.5% of L Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.7% of L Brands shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for L Brands and L Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
L Brands 4 15 11 0 2.23
L Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A

L Brands presently has a consensus target price of $46.82, suggesting a potential upside of 11.14%. Given L Brands’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe L Brands is more favorable than L Brands.

Summary

L Brands beats L Brands on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

L Brands Company Profile

L Brands, Inc. operates specialty retail business. The Company is focused on women’s intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty and home fragrance categories. Its segments include Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International. It sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Greater China, which are mall-based; through Websites, and through international franchise, license and wholesale partners. It operates in the retail brands, which include Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works and La Senza. La Senza is a specialty retailer of women’s intimate apparel. It sells its La Senza products at over 120 La Senza stores in Canada. Henri Bendel sells handbags, jewelry and other accessory products through New York and 28 other stores. Mast Global is a merchandise sourcing and production function serving the Company and its international partners.

L Brands Company Profile

L Brands, Inc. operates specialty retail business. The Company is focused on women’s intimate and other apparel, personal care, beauty and home fragrance categories. Its segments include Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works International. It sells its merchandise through company-owned specialty retail stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Greater China, which are mall-based; through Websites, and through international franchise, license and wholesale partners. It operates in the retail brands, which include Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works and La Senza. La Senza is a specialty retailer of women’s intimate apparel. It sells its La Senza products at over 120 La Senza stores in Canada. Henri Bendel sells handbags, jewelry and other accessory products through New York and 28 other stores. Mast Global is a merchandise sourcing and production function serving the Company and its international partners.

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