Ingles Markets, (NASDAQ: IMKTA) and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitabiliy, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.1% of Ingles Markets, shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.3% of Ingles Markets, shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Ingles Markets, and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ingles Markets, $3.85 billion 0.16 $230.63 million $2.46 12.24
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao $12.74 billion 0.44 $635.88 million N/A N/A

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has higher revenue and earnings than Ingles Markets,.

Volatility and Risk

Ingles Markets, has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has a beta of 1.82, indicating that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Ingles Markets, and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ingles Markets, 1.20% 9.73% 2.71%
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0.77% -0.32% 0.75%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ingles Markets, and Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ingles Markets, 0 0 0 0 N/A
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0 3 1 0 2.25

Dividends

Ingles Markets, pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao does not pay a dividend. Ingles Markets, pays out 26.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

About Ingles Markets,

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (Ingles) is a supermarket chain in the southeast United States. The Company’s segments include retail grocery and other. Its other segment consists of fluid dairy operations and shopping center rentals. As of September 24, 2016, the Company operated 201 supermarkets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama. The Company locates its supermarkets primarily in suburban areas, small towns and rural communities. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a range of food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables and non-food products. Its non-food products include fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products and general merchandise. The Company focuses on selling products to its customers through the development of organic products, bakery departments and prepared foods, including delicatessen sections.

About Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, directly or through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics and other items through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized stores and department stores principally under the trade names Pao de Acucar, Minuto Pao de Acucar, Extra Hiper, Extra Super, Minimercado Extra, Assai an the neighborhood shopping mall brand Conviva. The Company’s segments include Retail, and Cash and carry segment. The Company’s Retail segment includes the banners Pao de Acucar, Minuto Pao de Acucar, Extra Hiper, Extra Supermercado, Minimercado Extra, Posto Extra, Drogaria Extra and GPA Malls & Properties. Its Cash & Carry segment includes the brand Assai. The Company is engaged in operations of retail stores located in approximately 20 states and the Federal District of Brazil.

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