US Foods Holding Corp (NASDAQ: USFD) and Delhaize Group SA (NYSE:DEG) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares US Foods Holding Corp and Delhaize Group SA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
US Foods Holding Corp $23.47 billion 0.25 $888.93 million N/A N/A
Delhaize Group SA N/A N/A N/A $1.19 23.62

US Foods Holding Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Delhaize Group SA.

Profitability

This table compares US Foods Holding Corp and Delhaize Group SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Foods Holding Corp 1.06% 10.08% 2.86%
Delhaize Group SA 1.77% 7.11% 3.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for US Foods Holding Corp and Delhaize Group SA, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Foods Holding Corp 0 3 7 0 2.70
Delhaize Group SA 0 0 1 0 3.00

US Foods Holding Corp presently has a consensus target price of $31.11, indicating a potential upside of 16.87%. Given US Foods Holding Corp’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe US Foods Holding Corp is more favorable than Delhaize Group SA.

Dividends

Delhaize Group SA pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. US Foods Holding Corp does not pay a dividend. Delhaize Group SA pays out 29.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

US Foods Holding Corp beats Delhaize Group SA on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About US Foods Holding Corp

US Foods Holding Corp. is a holding company. The Company is a foodservice distributor in the United States. The Company, through US Foods, Inc. (USF), markets and primarily distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers throughout the United States. These customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided approximately 400,000 fresh, frozen, and dry food stock-keeping units (SKUs), as well as non-food items, sourced from over 5,000 suppliers. As of January 31, 2017, it maintained 75 primary operating facilities, consisting of its 60 distribution centers and other supporting facilities.

About Delhaize Group SA

Delhaize le Lion de Leeuw BV (Belgium Branch), formerly Delhaize Group SA, is a Belgium-based food retailer. The Company operates through three segments: the United States, including Food Lion and Hannaford banners; Belgium, including Delhaize Le Lion and AD Delhaize banners, and Southeastern Europe (SEE), including Alfa Beta, Mega Image and Shop&Go banners. The Company is principally engaged in the operation of food supermarkets through Company-operated, affiliated and franchised stores. Affiliated stores are with its banners that are operated by independent third parties to whom the Company sells its products at wholesale prices. Its store network also includes other store formats, such as proximity, cash and carry, and specialty stores. The Company has stores located in the United States (Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic), Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Serbia, Romania and Indonesia. The Company operates over 3,510 stores.

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