Comparing the PE ratios
On January 11, VF Corporation’s (VFC) 12-month forward PE ratio was 17.6x. All of the company’s peers are trading at lower forward PE ratios except Under Armour (UAA). Hanesbrands (HBI), PVH (PVH), Capri Holdings (CPRI), Ralph Lauren (RL), and Under Armour have PE ratios of 7.6x,10.3x, 8.5x, 15.1x, and 59.8x, respectively. As of January 2, Michael Kors Holdings is known as “Capri Holdings.”
VF Corporation’s EPS projections
For fiscal 2019 (ending in March), analysts expect VF Corporation’s adjusted EPS to grow 17.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $3.68. Higher revenue growth and the reduced tax burden are expected to help the company’s bottom line. For 2020, analysts expect the company’s adjusted EPS to increase 13.0% YoY to $4.16.
For 2019, VF Corporation’s management expects the adjusted EPS to be $3.65.
Peers’ EPS projections
Analysts expect PVH’s adjusted EPS to increase 19.3% YoY to $9.47 in fiscal 2018. For fiscal 2019, PVH’s EPS is expected to increase 8.9% YoY to $10.31.
Analysts expect Ralph Lauren’s adjusted EPS to grow 12.7% YoY to $6.80 in fiscal 2019. For fiscal 2020, the EPS is estimated to increase 8.1% to $7.35.
For fiscal 2018, analysts expect Hanesbrands’ adjusted EPS to fall 11.4% YoY to $1.71. For fiscal 2019, the EPS is expected to rise 5.3% to $1.80.
In fiscal 2019, analysts expect Capri Holdings’ EPS to increase 11.1% YoY to $5.02. For fiscal 2020, the EPS is estimated to decline 3.4% to $4.85.
For 2018 and 2019, Under Armour’s EPS is projected to increase 15.7% to $0.22 and ~50.0% to $0.33, respectively.
VF Corporation remains committed to paying dividends to its stockholders. The company increased its dividend 11% to $0.51 in October. The annualized dividend is $2.04.
VF Corporation’s dividend yield was 2.8% based on its closing price of $71.46 on January 11. Hanesbrands, PVH, and Ralph Lauren’s dividend yields were 4.4%, 0.1%, and 2.3%, respectively, on January 11.