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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao $13.55 billion $774.48 million 172.29
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Competitors $21.30 billion $992.13 million 37.12

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s competitors 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 competitors, indicating that it is currently the more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.5% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 17.7% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and its competitors, as reported 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 695 1409 1398 22 2.21

All “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 1.77%. Given Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and its competitors’ 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 0.64% 23.74% 4.15%

Summary

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao competitors beat Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Company Profile

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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