Ermenegildo Zegna (NYSE:ZGN) and Superior Group of Companies (NASDAQ:SGC) Direct Inquiry

Ermenegildo Zegna (NYSE:ZGN – Get Rating) and Superior Group of Companies (NASDAQ:SGC – Get Rating) are both small cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better company? We’ll compare the two companies based on earnings strength, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, and analyst recommendations.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Ermenegildo Zegna and Superior Group of Companies.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Ermenegildo Zegna N / A -82.29% -14.51%
Superior Group of Companies 5.07% 15.90% 7.93%

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for Ermenegildo Zegna and Superior Group of Companies, as reported by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Ermenegildo Zegna 0 2 1 0 2.33
Superior Group of Companies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Ermenegildo Zegna currently has a consensus target price of $11.87, indicating a potential upside of 20.72%. Superior Group of Companies has a consensus target price of $32.00, indicating upside potential of 101.26%. Given Superior Group of Companies’ stronger consensus rating and higher likely upside, analysts clearly believe Superior Group of Companies is more favorable than Ermenegildo Zegna.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Ermenegildo Zegna and Superior Group of Companies.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Ermenegildo Zegna $1.53 billion 0.32 -$160.90 million N / A N / A
Superior Group of Companies $536.99 million 0.48 $29.44 million $1.70 9:35 a.m.

Superior Group of Companies has lower revenues, but higher profits than Ermenegildo Zegna.

Risk and Volatility

Ermenegildo Zegna has a beta of 0.37, suggesting its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Superior Group of Companies has a beta of 0.89, suggesting its stock price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and insider ownership

41.1% of the shares of Superior Group of Companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Ermenegildo Zegna shares are held by insiders of the company. By comparison, 28.3% of Superior Group of Companies’ stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Superior Group of Companies beats Ermenegildo Zegna on 10 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Ermenegildo Zegna (Get an assessment)

Ermenegildo Zegna NV, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets and distributes luxury men’s clothing, footwear, leather goods and other accessories under the Zegna and Thom Browne brands. It offers luxury leisure wear for men; ceremonial suits, tuxedos, shirts, blazers, ceremonial overcoats and accessories; leather accessories including shoes, bags, belts and small leather accessories; and perfumes. The company also offers luxury women’s and children’s apparel under the Thom Browne brand, as well as eyewear, cufflinks and jewelry, watches, underwear and beachwear manufactured by third parties under license. It serves its customers through its retail stores and online channels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and internationally. The company was founded in 1910 and is based in Trivero, Italy. Ermenegildo Zegna NV is a subsidiary of Monterubello Societa’ Semplice.

About the top business group (Get an assessment)

Superior Group of Companies LogoSuperior Group of Companies, Inc. manufactures and sells apparel and accessories in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Uniforms and Related Products, Remote Staffing Solutions and Promotional Products. The Uniforms and Related Products segment manufactures and sells a range of uniforms, corporate identity apparel, career apparel and accessories for hospital and healthcare facility personnel; hotels; food and other restaurants; retail stores; special purpose industrial installations; commercial markets; transportation; public and private safety and security agencies; and various uses of services. It also provides various products directly related to service uniforms and apparel; industrial laundry bags for laundry suppliers and industrial launderers; individual protection equipment; and promotional and related products for brand marketing programs, corporate rewards, incentive and recognition programs, event promotions, employee and consumer rewards and incentives, and packaging and specialized displays. This segment sells its products under the Fashion Seal Healthcare, HPI and WonderWink brands. The Remote Staffing Solutions segment provides multilingual telemarketing and business process outsourcing solutions through the recruitment and employment of qualified English-speaking agents. The Promotional Products segment produces and sells promotional products and other branded merchandise under the BAMKO, Public Identity, Tangerine, Gifts by Design and Sutter’s Mill brands to corporate customers and universities. The company was formerly known as Superior Uniform Group, Inc. and changed its name to Superior Group of Companies, Inc. in May 2018. Superior Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Seminole, Florida.

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