BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) is one of 14 public companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare BJs Wholesale Club to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
BJs Wholesale Club $13.01 billion $127.26 million 22.91
BJs Wholesale Club Competitors $65.04 billion $1.20 billion 26.48

BJs Wholesale Club’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BJs Wholesale Club. BJs Wholesale Club 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.

Profitability

This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BJs Wholesale Club N/A N/A N/A
BJs Wholesale Club Competitors 2.62% 11.55% 6.34%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for BJs Wholesale Club and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BJs Wholesale Club 1 6 11 0 2.56
BJs Wholesale Club Competitors 257 1636 2087 113 2.50

BJs Wholesale Club presently has a consensus price target of $30.23, suggesting a potential upside of 15.74%. As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 7.92%. Given BJs Wholesale Club’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe BJs Wholesale Club is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

81.5% of BJs Wholesale Club shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

BJs Wholesale Club competitors beat BJs Wholesale Club on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

BJs Wholesale Club Company Profile

BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. operates as a warehouse club on the East Coast of the United States. It offers perishable, edible grocery, general merchandise, and non-edible grocery products. The company also sells electronics, computers, office supplies and equipment, home products, health and beauty aids, sporting goods, outdoor living, baby products, toys, and jewelry through Website. The company offers its products under the trademarks and service marks, such as BJ's Wholesale Club, BJ's, Wellsley Farms, Berkley Jensen, My BJ's Perks, BJ's Easy Renewal, BJ's Gas, BJ's Perks Elite, BJ's Perks Plus, Inner Circle, and BJ's Perks Rewards. As of November 20, 2018, it operated 216 clubs and 136 gasoline stations. The company was formerly known as Beacon Holding Inc. and changed its name to BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. in February 2018. The company is based in Westborough, Massachusetts.

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