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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its peers top-line 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than BJs Wholesale Club. BJs Wholesale Club is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for BJs Wholesale Club and its peers, as reported 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 target price of $30.23, indicating a potential upside of 15.74%. As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 8.12%. Given BJs Wholesale Club’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe BJs Wholesale Club is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.5% of BJs Wholesale Club shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its peers’ 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%

Summary

BJs Wholesale Club peers beat BJs Wholesale Club on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About BJs Wholesale Club

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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