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5 Profitable Dividends Apparel Stocks With Encouraging Inventory Trends

Stocks in this article: CHS CTAS FL GPS MW

Read on for the relevant accounting data for each firm.  Do you think they will maintain their status as “more profitable” in the coming quarters? List sorted by dividend yield.

 

1. The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. Operates as a specialty retailer of men’s suits in the United States and Canada. Market cap at $1.55B, most recent closing price at $30.48. Dividend yield at 2.36%.

MRQ net profit margin at 7.74% vs. 6.82% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.411 vs. 0.405 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.388 vs. 1.402 y/y.

Revenue grew by 7.93% during the most recent quarter ($630.97M vs. $584.6M y/y). Inventory grew by 1.15% during the same time period ($623.86M vs. $616.76M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 69.89% to 68.3% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-10-27 to 3 months ending 2011-10-29).

 

2. Foot Locker, Inc. Operates as a retailer of athletic footwear and apparel. Market cap at $5.31B, most recent closing price at $35.26. Dividend yield at 2.04%.

MRQ net profit margin at 6.96% vs. 4.73% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.462 vs. 0.458 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 1.441 vs. 1.455 y/y.

Revenue grew by 9.33% during the most recent quarter ($1,524M vs. $1,394M y/y). Inventory grew by 2.99% during the same time period ($1,240M vs. $1,204M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 58.47% to 54.03% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2012-10-27 to 13 weeks ending 2011-10-29).

 

3. Gap Inc. Operates as a specialty retailing company. Market cap at $15.25B, most recent closing price at $31.81. Dividend yield at 1.57%.

MRQ net profit margin at 7.97% vs. 5.38% y/y. MRQ sales/assets at 0.483 vs. 0.468 y/y. MRQ assets/equity at 2.533 vs. 2.88 y/y.

Revenue grew by 7.78% during the most recent quarter ($3,864M vs. $3,585M y/y). Inventory grew by -2.28% during the same time period ($2,269M vs. $2,322M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 50.99% to 46.95% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2012-10-27 to 13 weeks ending 2011-10-29).

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