Hudson (NYSE: HUD) and Casey's General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) are both mid-cap non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.


Casey's General Stores pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Hudson does not pay a dividend. Casey's General Stores pays out 25.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hudson has raised its dividend for 15 consecutive years.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hudson and Casey's General Stores’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Casey's General Stores $7.51 billion 0.56 $177.48 million $4.08 27.34

Casey's General Stores has higher revenue and earnings than Hudson.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hudson and Casey's General Stores, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson 0 1 3 0 2.75
Casey's General Stores 0 7 6 0 2.46

Hudson currently has a consensus price target of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 23.70%. Casey's General Stores has a consensus price target of $124.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.61%. Given Hudson’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hudson is more favorable than Casey's General Stores.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.3% of Casey's General Stores shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Casey's General Stores shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Hudson and Casey's General Stores’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson 4.53% 8.98% 5.61%
Casey's General Stores 2.02% 13.42% 5.04%

About Hudson

Hudson Ltd is a travel concession operator in the continental United States and Canada. The Company operates travel essentials and convenience stores, bookstores, duty-free stores, proprietary and branded specialty stores, electronics stores, themed stores and quick-service food and beverage outlets under proprietary and third-party brands. It offers its customers a broad assortment of products through its duty-paid and duty-free operations. Within its duty-paid operations, it offers products in the categories, such as media, including books and magazines; food and beverage, including snacks and confectionary; essentials, including travel accessories, health and beauty accessories; destination, including souvenir, apparel and gifts; and fashion, including apparel, leather and baggage. Within its duty-free retail operations, its product categories include perfume and cosmetics, confectionary, fashion, including watches, jewelry, accessories, leather and baggage and tobacco.

About Casey's 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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