Head to Head Survey: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) & Weis Markets (WMK)
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Weis Markets, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao||0||3||1||0||2.25|
Risk and Volatility
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, Weis Markets has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Weis Markets pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao does not pay a dividend. Weis Markets pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
3.5% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.0% of Weis Markets shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.9% of Weis 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Weis Markets’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao||$13.52 billion||0.49||$772.66 million||$0.14||178.21|
|Weis Markets||$3.40 billion||0.34||$173.90 million||$3.05||14.10|
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has higher revenue and earnings than Weis Markets. Weis Markets is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Weis Markets’ 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%|
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.
About Weis Markets
Weis Markets, Inc. is engaged principally in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The Company’s retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, pharmacy services, deli products, prepared foods, bakery products, beer and wine, fuel and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care and household products. As of December 31, 2016, it had owned and operated approximately 204 retail food stores. The majority of the Company’s stores are concentrated in central and northeast Pennsylvania, central Maryland, suburban Washington, District of Columbia and Baltimore regions and New York’s Southern Tier. As of December 31, 2016, it had operated four stores in Delaware, 50 stores in Maryland, five stores in New Jersey, nine stores in New York, 121 stores in Pennsylvania, 13 stores in Virginia and two stores in West Virginia, for a total of 204 retail food stores operating under the Weis Markets name.
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