Critical Contrast: PLBY Group (PLBY) and Its Peers

PLBY Group (NASDAQ:PLBYGet Free Report) is one of 29 public companies in the “Miscellaneous retail” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare PLBY Group to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PLBY Group -119.60% -81.52% -18.32%
PLBY Group Competitors -23.16% -42.80% -4.42%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for PLBY Group and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PLBY Group 0 3 2 0 2.40
PLBY Group Competitors 120 540 460 6 2.31

PLBY Group presently has a consensus target price of $2.67, suggesting a potential upside of 181.59%. As a group, “Miscellaneous retail” companies have a potential upside of 1.28%. Given PLBY Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PLBY Group is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional 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 hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PLBY Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PLBY Group $142.95 million -$180.42 million -0.36
PLBY Group Competitors $1.93 billion $36.60 million 9.68

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


PLBY Group competitors 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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