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How Men’s Wearhouse Performed in a Competitive Market

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Sep. 14 2015, Published 2:11 p.m. ET

Men’s Wearhouse compared to its competitors

The current ratios of Men’s Wearhouse (MW), Burlington Stores (BURL), Macy’s (M), and Express (EXPR) are 2.76, 1.19, 1.49, and 1.63 in 2Q15.

On the margin side, the gross profit margin for Men’s Wearhouse is 45.50%. It’s on the higher side compared to Burlington Stores at 39.57%, Macy’s at 40.86%, and Express at 33.08%.

Based on the current ratio, Men’s Wearhouse is way ahead of its peers.

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ETFs that invest in Men’s Wearhouse 

The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary Portfolio ETF (PSCD) invests 2.20% of its holdings in Men’s Wearhouse. PSCD tracks a cap-weighted index of consumer staples stocks selected from the S&P SmallCap 600.

The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) invests 1.10% of its holdings in Men’s Wearhouse. XRT tracks a broad-based, equal-weighted index of stocks in the US retail industry.

The WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth ETF (DGRS) invests 0.84% of its holdings in Men’s Wearhouse. DGRS tracks a dividend-weighted index of US small-cap stocks with growth characteristics.

Comparing Men’s Wearhouse to its ETFs

The YTD (year-to-date) price movement of Men’s Wearhouse, PSCD, XRT, and DGRS is 28.72%, -0.19%, -3.36%, and -7.17%.

The PB (price-to-book) ratios of Men’s Wearhouse, PSCD, XRT, and DGRS are 2.77x, 2.67x, 3.54x, and 2.17x.

Based on the price movement, Men’s Wearhouse has outperformed its ETFs. The PB ratio for Men’s Wearhouse is similar to its ETFs.

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