Koninklijke Ahold (OTCMKTS:ADRNY) and Eurocash (OTCMKTS:EUSHF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Koninklijke Ahold and Eurocash’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Koninklijke Ahold 3.28% 12.94% 5.66%
Eurocash N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

Koninklijke Ahold pays an annual dividend of $0.65 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Eurocash does not pay a dividend. Koninklijke Ahold pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Koninklijke Ahold and Eurocash, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Koninklijke Ahold 1 3 0 0 1.75
Eurocash 0 1 0 0 2.00

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Koninklijke Ahold shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Koninklijke Ahold and Eurocash’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Koninklijke Ahold $71.04 billion 0.44 $2.05 billion $1.38 18.12
Eurocash N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Koninklijke Ahold has higher revenue and earnings than Eurocash.

Summary

Koninklijke Ahold beats Eurocash on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Koninklijke Ahold Company Profile

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. operates retail food stores primarily in the United States and Europe. The company's store formats include supermarkets, superstores, online grocery shopping, convenience stores, drugstores, wine and liquor stores, online shopping for general merchandise, and compact hyper and supermarkets. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 6,637 stores primarily under 20 brands serving approximately 50 million customers, as well as online. The company was formerly known as Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and changed its name to Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. in July 2016. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Zaandam, the Netherlands.

Eurocash Company Profile

Eurocash S.A. distributes fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Poland. Its FMCG products include food products, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and household chemicals and cosmetics. The company markets its products to traditional retail stores, including small supermarkets and grocery stores; and kiosks and convenience stores at petrol stations, restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, and catering outlets. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a network of 180 Cash & Carry warehouses; 1,171 Delikatesy Centrum network supermarkets; 8,531 abc network grocery stores; and 4,905 managed stores. Eurocash S.A. is headquartered in Komorniki, Poland.

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