IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (NYSE: IRS) and Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Caseys General Stores pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones does not pay a dividend. Caseys General Stores pays out 24.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has raised its dividend for 14 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Caseys General Stores has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.8% of Caseys General Stores shares are held by institutional investors. 25.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Caseys General Stores shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Caseys General Stores, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones 0 0 1 0 3.00
Caseys General Stores 0 6 4 1 2.55

Caseys General Stores has a consensus target price of $115.29, suggesting a potential upside of 4.13%. Given Caseys General Stores’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Caseys General Stores is more favorable than IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones.

Profitability

This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Caseys General Stores’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones 2.14% -1.23% -0.12%
Caseys General Stores 2.19% 13.99% 5.51%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Caseys General Stores’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones $4.31 billion 0.33 $571.80 million $1.66 15.12
Caseys General Stores $6.76 billion 0.62 $507.32 million $4.24 26.11

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Caseys General Stores. IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Caseys General Stores, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Caseys General Stores beats IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima is a holding company. The Company invests on its own behalf and through investee companies in companies operating in various sectors of the Israeli and global economy. The Company’s segments are Cellcom, which includes cellular telephone services, content and added value services, other services and revenues from the sale of end user equipment in the cellular field; Property and Buildings and projects in Las Vegas, which includes the rental of income-generating properties and residential buildings; Shufersal, which includes retail and the rental of income-generating properties; Adama, which includes the sale of agro products and non-agro products; Clal Insurance Enterprise Holdings, which operates through subsidiary companies in the fields of insurance, pensions and provident funds, in the field of financial services and in the holding of assets and real businesses, and Others.

About Caseys General Stores

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items. The Company operates approximately 1,930 stores. It operates approximately two distribution centers, through which the Company supply grocery and general merchandise items to its stores. Its general store typically carries over 3,000 food and nonfood items. The Company’s stores sell regional brands of dairy and bakery products, and approximately 90% of the stores offer beer. Its non-food items include tobacco products, health and beauty aids, school supplies, housewares, pet supplies, and automotive products.

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