Eurocash (OTCMKTS:EUSHF) and Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) are both consumer defensive companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
97.0% of Sprouts Farmers Market shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Sprouts Farmers Market shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Eurocash and Sprouts Farmers Market, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sprouts Farmers Market||3||11||5||0||2.11|
Sprouts Farmers Market has a consensus target price of $25.98, indicating a potential upside of 21.61%. Given Sprouts Farmers Market’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sprouts Farmers Market is more favorable than Eurocash.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Eurocash and Sprouts Farmers Market’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sprouts Farmers Market||$5.21 billion||0.51||$158.54 million||$1.29||16.56|
Sprouts Farmers Market has higher revenue and earnings than Eurocash.
This table compares Eurocash and Sprouts Farmers Market’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sprouts Farmers Market||3.04%||27.02%||10.03%|
Sprouts Farmers Market beats Eurocash on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Eurocash S.A. distributes fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Poland. Its FMCG products include food products, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and household chemicals and cosmetics. The company markets its products to traditional retail stores, including small supermarkets and grocery stores; and kiosks and convenience stores at petrol stations, restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, and catering outlets. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a network of 180 Cash & Carry warehouses; 1,171 Delikatesy Centrum network supermarkets; 8,531 abc network grocery stores; and 4,905 managed stores. Eurocash S.A. is headquartered in Komorniki, Poland.
About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a healthy grocery store, provides fresh, natural, and organic food products in the United States. Its stores offer fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, beer and wine, natural body care and household items. As of February 18, 2019, it operated 318 stores in 19 states. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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