Eurocash (OTCMKTS:EUSHF) and Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) are both consumer defensive companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Eurocash and Ingles Markets’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eurocash N/A N/A N/A
Ingles Markets 2.38% 16.76% 5.21%

Dividends

Ingles Markets pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Eurocash does not pay a dividend. Ingles Markets pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Eurocash and Ingles Markets, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eurocash 0 1 0 0 2.00
Ingles Markets 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.9% of Ingles Markets shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.5% of Ingles Markets shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eurocash and Ingles Markets’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eurocash N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ingles Markets $4.00 billion 0.15 $53.87 million $2.66 10.83

Ingles Markets has higher revenue and earnings than Eurocash.

Summary

Ingles Markets beats Eurocash on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eurocash Company Profile

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.

Ingles Markets Company Profile

Ingles Markets, Incorporated operates a chain of supermarkets in the southeast United States. Its supermarkets offer various food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods, and other perishables; and non-food products, such as fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products, and general merchandise, as well as private label items. The company also provides home meal replacement items, delicatessens, bakeries, floral departments, and greeting cards, as well as organic, beverage, and health-related items. As of September 30, 2017, it operated 190 supermarkets under the Ingles name; and 9 supermarkets under the Sav-Mor name in western North Carolina, western South Carolina, northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia and northeastern Alabama, as well as 103 pharmacies and 97 fuel centers. In addition, it is involved in the fluid dairy operation and shopping center rental businesses. Ingles Markets, Incorporated was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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