Performance Food Group (NYSE: PFGC) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Performance Food Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Performance Food Group and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Performance Food Group 0.57% 14.73% 3.48%
Performance Food Group Competitors 0.82% 32.88% 4.20%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

78.7% of Performance Food Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Performance Food Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.2% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by company 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.

Risk & Volatility

Performance Food Group has a beta of -0.27, meaning that its share price is 127% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Performance Food Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Performance Food Group and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Performance Food Group $16.76 billion $342.30 million 30.16
Performance Food Group Competitors $21.39 billion $989.23 million 38.14

Performance Food Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Performance Food Group. Performance Food Group 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Performance Food Group and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Performance Food Group 0 6 5 0 2.45
Performance Food Group Competitors 708 1437 1423 22 2.21

Performance Food Group presently has a consensus target price of $29.00, suggesting a potential upside of 3.39%. As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 3.45%. Given Performance Food Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Performance Food Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Performance Food Group competitors beat Performance Food Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Performance Food Group

Performance Food Group Company, through its subsidiaries, markets and distributes food and food-related products. The Company operates through three segments: Performance Foodservice, PFG Customized and Vistar. The Performance Foodservice segment distributes a range of national brands, customer brands, and branded food and food-related products. It sells to independent or street, and multi-unit or chain, restaurants and other institutions. Its PFG Customized segment provides service to family and casual dining restaurant chains, and fast casual and quick service restaurant chains. Its Vistar segment specializes in distributing candy, snacks, beverages and other items nationally to the vending, office coffee service, theater, hospitality and other channels. Its products include a range of frozen foods, such as meats, fully prepared appetizers and entrees, and desserts; a range of canned and dry foods; fresh meats; dairy products; beverage products, and snack and other products.

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