Canada Goose (GOOS) & Centric Brands (CTRC) Head to Head Contrast

Centric Brands (NASDAQ:CTRC) and Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Centric Brands and Canada Goose’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Centric Brands $164.05 million 1.12 -$2.45 million ($0.94) -3.36
Canada Goose $461.08 million 11.38 $74.94 million $0.65 73.57

Canada Goose has higher revenue and earnings than Centric Brands. Centric Brands is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Canada Goose, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Centric Brands and Canada Goose, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centric Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A
Canada Goose 0 2 9 0 2.82

Canada Goose has a consensus target price of $77.25, indicating a potential upside of 61.53%. Given Canada Goose’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Canada Goose is more favorable than Centric Brands.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.7% of Centric Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.1% of Canada Goose shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.6% of Centric 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.

Volatility & Risk

Centric Brands has a beta of -1.13, meaning that its stock price is 213% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Canada Goose has a beta of 3.11, meaning that its stock price is 211% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Centric Brands and Canada Goose’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centric Brands -10.15% -22.07% -6.15%
Canada Goose 15.35% 44.05% 18.62%


Canada Goose beats Centric Brands on 12 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Centric Brands

Centric Brands Inc. engages in the design, development, sale, and licensing of apparel products and accessories under the Robert Graham brand name worldwide. The company operates through Wholesale and Consumer Direct segments. Its product line includes men's sport shirts, knits, sweaters, polos, T-shirts, denim jeans, bottoms, shorts, sport coats, outerwear, and swimwear; shoes, belts, small leather goods, dress shirts, neckwear, tailored clothing, headwear, eye and sun glasses, jewelry, hosiery, underwear, loungewear, and fragrances for men that are produced through third parties under various license agreements; and women's apparel. The company also offers denim jeans, bottoms, tops, jackets, and other related apparel and accessories for women, men, and children under the Hudson brand name; and footwear and apparel products and accessories under the SWIMS brand name, as well as licenses Hudson children's products. It sells its products through 30 Robert Graham brand full-price retail stores and outlet stores; Robert Graham catalogs; and 2 SWIMS brand outlet stores, as well as online through,, and Websites. The company was formerly known as Differential Brands Group Inc. and changed its name to Centric Brands Inc. in October 2018. Centric Brands Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.

About Canada Goose

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells premium outdoor apparel for men, women, youth, children, and babies. The company operates in two segments, Wholesale and Direct to Consumer. It offers parkas, jackets, shells, vests, knitwear, and accessories for fall, winter, and spring seasons. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 6 retail stores; wholesale channels, which consist of luxury and outdoor retailers and distributors in 38 countries; and its partner-operated retail location in Tokyo, Japan, as well as operated through e-commerce in 12 countries. Canada Goose Holdings Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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