Head-To-Head Comparison: Albertsons Companies (ACI) and The Competition

Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI) is one of 48 public companies in the “Grocery stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Albertsons Companies to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Albertsons Companies and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Albertsons Companies 2 7 5 0 2.21
Albertsons Companies Competitors 1103 2613 2664 82 2.27

Albertsons Companies presently has a consensus target price of $27.21, indicating a potential downside of 21.89%. As a group, “Grocery stores” companies have a potential upside of 19.21%. Given Albertsons Companies’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Albertsons Companies has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Albertsons Companies and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Albertsons Companies 1.04% 101.23% 6.01%
Albertsons Companies Competitors 1.82% 21.75% 4.64%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

58.6% of Albertsons Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of shares of all “Grocery stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Albertsons Companies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.5% of shares of all “Grocery stores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Albertsons Companies pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Albertsons Companies pays out 42.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Grocery stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 10.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Albertsons Companies and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Albertsons Companies $69.69 billion $850.20 million 30.82
Albertsons Companies Competitors $22.97 billion $442.89 million 8.68

Albertsons Companies has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Albertsons Companies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility and Risk

Albertsons Companies has a beta of 0.03, indicating that its stock price is 97% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albertsons Companies’ competitors have a beta of 0.38, indicating that their average stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Albertsons Companies competitors beat Albertsons Companies on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Albertsons Companies Company Profile

Albertsons Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of food and drug stores in the United States. The company's food and drug retail stores offer grocery products, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, pharmacy, fuel, and other items and services. As of February 27, 2021, it operated 2,277 stores under various banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen, Kings Food Markets, and Balducci's Food Lovers Market; and 1,727 pharmacies, 1,313 in-store branded coffee shops, 400 adjacent fuel centers, 22 distribution centers, and 20 manufacturing facilities, as well as various digital platforms. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Companies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Albertsons Investor Holdings LLC.

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