Reviewing PLBY Group (PLBY) & The Competition

PLBY Group (NASDAQ:PLBYGet Free Report) is one of 28 public companies in the “Miscellaneous retail” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PLBY Group to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

PLBY Group has a beta of 2.53, indicating that its stock price is 153% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PLBY Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PLBY Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PLBY Group 0 3 2 0 2.40
PLBY Group Competitors 120 539 459 6 2.31

PLBY Group presently has a consensus target price of $2.67, indicating a potential upside of 174.24%. As a group, “Miscellaneous retail” companies have a potential upside of 0.03%. Given PLBY Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe PLBY Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PLBY Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PLBY Group $266.93 million -$277.70 million -0.35
PLBY Group Competitors $1.94 billion $32.37 million 9.69

PLBY Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PLBY Group. PLBY Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.5% of PLBY Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous retail” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.0% of PLBY Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.2% of shares of all “Miscellaneous retail” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares PLBY Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PLBY Group -104.53% -70.81% -17.12%
PLBY Group Competitors -22.15% -42.09% -4.34%


PLBY Group rivals beat PLBY Group on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About PLBY Group

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PLBY Group, Inc. operates as a pleasure and leisure company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Licensing, Direct-to-Consumer, and Digital Subscriptions and Content. It offers sexual wellness products, such as lingerie, intimates, and other adult products; style and apparel products for men and women; digital entertainment and lifestyle products; and beauty and grooming products for men and women, such as skincare, haircare, bath and body, grooming, cosmetics, and fragrance. It also owns and operates digital commerce retail platforms, such as,,, and; and Honey Birdette and Lovers retail stores. In addition, the company licenses Playboy name, Rabbit Head Design, and other trademarks and related properties; and programming content to cable television operators and direct-to-home satellite television operators. Further, its business covers the subscription sale of and, which are online content platforms. The company offers its products under its flagship brand Playboy. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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