Delhaize Group SA (NYSE: DEG) and Performance Food Group (NYSE:PFGC) are both mid-cap food retail & distribution – nec companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.
Delhaize Group SA pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Performance Food Group does not pay a dividend. Delhaize Group SA pays out 29.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Delhaize Group SA and Performance Food Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Delhaize Group SA||N/A||N/A||N/A||$1.17||24.03|
|Performance Food Group||$16.76 billion||0.17||$96.30 million||$1.03||26.84|
Performance Food Group has higher revenue and earnings than Delhaize Group SA. Delhaize Group SA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Performance Food Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Delhaize Group SA and Performance Food Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Delhaize Group SA||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Performance Food Group||0||4||5||0||2.56|
Performance Food Group has a consensus target price of $30.71, indicating a potential upside of 11.08%. Given Performance Food Group’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Performance Food Group is more favorable than Delhaize Group SA.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
79.6% of Performance Food Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Performance Food Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Delhaize Group SA and Performance Food Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Delhaize Group SA||1.77%||7.11%||3.43%|
|Performance Food Group||0.62%||15.02%||3.60%|
Performance Food Group beats Delhaize Group SA on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Delhaize Group SA
Delhaize le Lion de Leeuw BV (Belgium Branch), formerly Delhaize Group SA, is a Belgium-based food retailer. The Company operates through three segments: the United States, including Food Lion and Hannaford banners; Belgium, including Delhaize Le Lion and AD Delhaize banners, and Southeastern Europe (SEE), including Alfa Beta, Mega Image and Shop&Go banners. The Company is principally engaged in the operation of food supermarkets through Company-operated, affiliated and franchised stores. Affiliated stores are with its banners that are operated by independent third parties to whom the Company sells its products at wholesale prices. Its store network also includes other store formats, such as proximity, cash and carry, and specialty stores. The Company has stores located in the United States (Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic), Belgium, Luxembourg, Greece, Serbia, Romania and Indonesia. The Company operates over 3,510 stores.
About Performance Food Group
Performance Food Group Company, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes food and food-related products. The Company operates through three segments: Performance Foodservice, PFG Customized and Vistar. The Performance Foodservice segment distributes a range of national brands, customer brands, and branded food and food-related products. It sells to independent or street, and multi-unit or chain, restaurants and other institutions. Its PFG Customized segment provides service to family and casual dining restaurant chains, and fast casual and quick service restaurant chains. Its Vistar segment specializes in distributing candy, snacks, beverages and other items nationally to the vending, office coffee service, theater, hospitality and other channels. Its products include a range of frozen foods, such as meats, fully prepared appetizers and entrees, and desserts; a range of canned and dry foods; fresh meats; dairy products; beverage products, and snack and other products.
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