Tesco (OTCMKTS:TSCDY) & Its Rivals Critical Comparison

Tesco (OTCMKTS: TSCDY) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Tesco to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Tesco and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tesco $75.48 billion $1.74 billion 17.66
Tesco Competitors $65.18 billion $1.22 billion 25.55

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

Volatility and Risk

Tesco has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tesco’s competitors have a beta of 0.84, meaning that their average share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Tesco and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tesco 0 0 2 0 3.00
Tesco Competitors 260 1649 2111 116 2.50

As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 1.65%. Given Tesco’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tesco has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Tesco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.0% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tesco N/A N/A N/A
Tesco Competitors 2.24% 10.74% 6.02%

Dividends

Tesco pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Tesco pays out 23.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Variety stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 36.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Tesco competitors beat Tesco on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Tesco Company Profile

Tesco PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a grocery retailer. The company also provides retail banking and insurance services. It has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Malaysia, Thailand, and internationally. The company serves its customers through 6,809 stores, as well as online. Tesco PLC was founded in 1919 and is based in Welwyn Garden City, the United Kingdom.

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