Analyzing IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (IRS) and Ingles Markets, (IMKTA)
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (NYSE: IRS) and Ingles Markets, (NASDAQ:IMKTA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Ingles Markets, pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones does not pay a dividend. Ingles Markets, pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Ingles Markets,’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones||$4.31 billion||0.33||$571.80 million||$1.66||14.83|
|Ingles Markets,||$3.88 billion||0.13||$227.63 million||$2.40||10.40|
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has higher revenue and earnings than Ingles Markets,. Ingles Markets, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Ingles Markets,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones||2.14%||-1.23%||-0.12%|
Volatility & Risk
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has a beta of 2.04, indicating that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingles Markets, has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Ingles Markets,, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
20.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of Ingles Markets, shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.3% of Ingles Markets, shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones Company Profile
IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima is a holding company. The Company invests on its own behalf and through investee companies in companies operating in various sectors of the Israeli and global economy. The Company’s segments are Cellcom, which includes cellular telephone services, content and added value services, other services and revenues from the sale of end user equipment in the cellular field; Property and Buildings and projects in Las Vegas, which includes the rental of income-generating properties and residential buildings; Shufersal, which includes retail and the rental of income-generating properties; Adama, which includes the sale of agro products and non-agro products; Clal Insurance Enterprise Holdings, which operates through subsidiary companies in the fields of insurance, pensions and provident funds, in the field of financial services and in the holding of assets and real businesses, and Others.
Ingles Markets, Company Profile
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.
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