Head-To-Head Contrast: Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS:AHODF) and Kroger (NYSE:KR)

Kroger (NYSE:KRGet Rating) and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS:AHODFGet Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.5% of Kroger shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Kroger shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kroger and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kroger $137.89 billion 0.27 $1.66 billion $2.18 23.44
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Kroger has higher revenue and earnings than Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Kroger and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kroger 5 6 4 0 1.93
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 0 1 0 0 2.00

Kroger currently has a consensus target price of $51.28, indicating a potential upside of 0.37%. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has a consensus target price of 29.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.54%. Given Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize is more favorable than Kroger.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kroger 1.20% 29.97% 5.72%
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N/A N/A N/A


Kroger beats Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kroger (Get Rating)

The Kroger Co. operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates combination food and drug stores, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouses. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; and multi-department stores provide apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, and toys. The company's marketplace stores offer full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty care, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys; and price impact warehouse stores provide grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. It also manufactures and processes food products for sale in its supermarkets and online; and sells fuel through 1,613 fuel centers. As of January 29, 2022, the company operated 2,726 supermarkets under various banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (Get Rating)

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. operates retail food stores and e-commerce primarily in the United States and Europe. Its store formats include supermarkets, convenience stores, drugstores, and hypermarkets. It also subleases its stores to franchisees. As of January 2, 2022, it operated 7,452 stores primarily under local brands serving approximately 55 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.

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