Axfood AB (publ) (OTCMKTS:AXFOY – Get Free Report) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Grocery Stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Axfood AB (publ) to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
Axfood AB (publ) pays an annual dividend of $4.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.6%. Axfood AB (publ) pays out 48.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Grocery Stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 4.5% and pay out 62.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Axfood AB (publ) is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
This table compares Axfood AB (publ) and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Axfood AB (publ)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Axfood AB (publ) Competitors||1.92%||16.18%||4.93%|
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Axfood AB (publ)||N/A||N/A||2.58|
|Axfood AB (publ) Competitors||$27.19 billion||$628.18 million||165.60|
Axfood AB (publ)’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Axfood AB (publ). Axfood AB (publ) is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Axfood AB (publ) and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Axfood AB (publ)||1||0||0||0||1.00|
|Axfood AB (publ) Competitors||1130||2790||3038||121||2.30|
As a group, “Grocery Stores” companies have a potential upside of 15.62%. Given Axfood AB (publ)’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Axfood AB (publ) has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
44.0% of shares of all “Grocery Stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.6% of shares of all “Grocery Stores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Axfood AB (publ) peers beat Axfood AB (publ) on 11 of the 13 factors compared.
Axfood AB (publ) Company Profile
Axfood AB (publ) engages in the food retail and wholesale businesses in Sweden. It operates through Willys, Hemköp, Dagab, and Snabbgross segments. The company sells groceries through Willys, Hemköp, Eurocash, and Mat.se store chains. It is also involved in the e-commerce business; and provision of private label products. In addition, it offers home delivery of meal kits under the Middagsfrid name, as well as operates Urban Deli, a combination of restaurant and market hall; and Apohem, an online pharmacy. The company serves restaurants, fastfood operators, and cafés; and retailer-owned stores, mini-marts, service stations, and other convenience retailers. Axfood AB (publ) was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Axfood AB (publ) is a subsidiary of Axel Johnson AB.
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