Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) is one of 23 public companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.5% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.9% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s peers have a beta of 0.93, indicating that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0.27% 5.46% 1.65%
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Competitors 0.82% 32.88% 4.20%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0 3 1 0 2.25
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Competitors 702 1428 1411 22 2.21

As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 3.86%. Given Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao $13.58 billion $776.33 million 178.36
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Competitors $21.37 billion $977.24 million 38.49

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao peers beat Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

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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