Crocs Vs. Designer Brands: Which Footwear Stock Is A Better Buy?

In terms of Quality, CROX has been graded an A, which is consistent with its higher-than-industry profitability ratios. CROX’s 26.8% trailing-12-month EBIT margin is 248% higher than the 7.7% industry average. In comparison, DBI has a C grade for Quality, which is in sync with its negative EBIT margin.

Of the 66 stocks in the A-rated Fashion & Luxury industry, DBI is ranked #57, while CROX is ranked #47.

Beyond what we’ve stated above, our POWR Ratings system has also rated CROX and DBI for Growth, Momentum, Sentiment, and Stability. Get all DBI ratings here. Also, click here to see the additional POWR Ratings for CROX.

The Winner

The easing of travel restrictions and new consumer trends position footwear companies well for growth. However, neither of the two stocks—CROX and DBI —are good bets now, given their higher-than-industry valuations. So, we think it could be wise to wait for better entry opportunities in both these stocks.

Our research shows that the odds of success increase if one bets on stocks with an Overall POWR Rating of Buy or Strong Buy. Click here to access the top-rated stocks in the Fashion & Luxury industry.

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CROX shares were trading at $131.75 per share on Monday afternoon, up $0.46 (+0.35%). Year-to-date, CROX has gained 110.26%, versus a 18.70% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

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Jason Green 3 months ago Member's comment

#CROCS all day everyday, I'm from the streets! $CROX