Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Boulder Brands (NASDAQ:BDBD) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

3.2% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Boulder Brands, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0 2 2 0 2.50
Boulder Brands 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Boulder Brands’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0.64% 5.68% 1.73%
Boulder Brands 0.61% 0.59% 0.50%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Boulder Brands’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao $11.95 billion 0.46 -$138.18 million $0.14 148.71
Boulder Brands N/A N/A N/A $0.01 1,103.00

Boulder Brands has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Boulder Brands, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao beats Boulder Brands on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Company Profile

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao, directly or through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics and other items through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized stores and department stores principally under the trade names Pao de Acucar, Minuto Pao de Acucar, Extra Hiper, Extra Super, Minimercado Extra, Assai an the neighborhood shopping mall brand Conviva. The Company’s segments include Retail, and Cash and carry segment. The Company’s Retail segment includes the banners Pao de Acucar, Minuto Pao de Acucar, Extra Hiper, Extra Supermercado, Minimercado Extra, Posto Extra, Drogaria Extra and GPA Malls & Properties. Its Cash & Carry segment includes the brand Assai. The Company is engaged in operations of retail stores located in approximately 20 states and the Federal District of Brazil.

Boulder Brands Company Profile

Boulder Brands, Inc. is a natural consumer packaged food company. The Company’s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific health trends: the Glutino Food Group and Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC’s Gluten Free brands for gluten free diets; the Earth Balance brand for plant-based diets; the Level Life brand for diabetic diets; EVOL Food branded foods for consumers seeking convenient foods made with pure and simple ingredients, and the Smart Balance brand for heart healthier diets. The Company distributes its products in all retail channels, including natural, grocery, club and mass merchandise. The Company also has a presence in the foodservice and industrial channels. The Company operates in two segments: Natural and Balance. The Natural segment consists of Udi’s, Glutino and EVOL branded products. The Balance segment consists of Smart Balance, Earth Balance and Level Life branded products.

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