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Kroger (KR) Competitors

$53.31
-0.61 (-1.13%)
(As of 04:29 PM ET)

KR vs. YUM, FAST, CPNG, ROST, DG, TSCO, AZO, EBAY, DLTR, and JD

Should you be buying Kroger stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Kroger include Yum! Brands (YUM), Fastenal (FAST), Coupang (CPNG), Ross Stores (ROST), Dollar General (DG), Tractor Supply (TSCO), AutoZone (AZO), eBay (EBAY), Dollar Tree (DLTR), and JD.com (JD). These companies are all part of the "retail/wholesale" sector.

Kroger vs.

Kroger (NYSE:KR) and Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, community ranking, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and media sentiment.

Kroger currently has a consensus price target of $55.17, suggesting a potential upside of 3.85%. Yum! Brands has a consensus price target of $143.53, suggesting a potential upside of 4.58%. Given Yum! Brands' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Yum! Brands is more favorable than Kroger.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kroger
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.44
Yum! Brands
0 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.38

In the previous week, Kroger had 6 more articles in the media than Yum! Brands. MarketBeat recorded 24 mentions for Kroger and 18 mentions for Yum! Brands. Yum! Brands' average media sentiment score of 0.71 beat Kroger's score of 0.59 indicating that Yum! Brands is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Kroger
10 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
10 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Yum! Brands
9 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

80.9% of Kroger shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.4% of Yum! Brands shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Kroger shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Yum! Brands shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Kroger received 29 more outperform votes than Yum! Brands when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 65.28% of users gave Yum! Brands an outperform vote while only 65.07% of users gave Kroger an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
KrogerOutperform Votes
1097
65.07%
Underperform Votes
589
34.93%
Yum! BrandsOutperform Votes
1068
65.28%
Underperform Votes
568
34.72%

Kroger has a beta of 0.49, indicating that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yum! Brands has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Kroger has higher revenue and earnings than Yum! Brands. Kroger is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yum! Brands, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Kroger$150.04B0.26$2.16B$2.9617.93
Yum! Brands$7.08B5.45$1.60B$5.6424.28

Yum! Brands has a net margin of 22.92% compared to Kroger's net margin of 1.44%. Kroger's return on equity of 31.44% beat Yum! Brands' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kroger1.44% 31.44% 6.89%
Yum! Brands 22.92%-18.64%24.65%

Kroger pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Yum! Brands pays an annual dividend of $2.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Kroger pays out 39.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Yum! Brands pays out 47.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Kroger is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Yum! Brands beats Kroger on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding KR and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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KR vs. The Competition

MetricKrogerGrocery stores IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$38.29B$10.67B$21.62B$17.88B
Dividend Yield2.16%2.88%176.90%3.45%
P/E Ratio17.93164.5221.2922.78
Price / Sales0.2615.486.6810.47
Price / Cash5.3462.0017.5819.39
Price / Book3.292.474.625.94
Net Income$2.16B$604.11M$743.02M$976.39M
7 Day Performance-2.53%-0.67%-1.14%-1.13%
1 Month Performance-4.60%3.10%4.79%2.92%
1 Year Performance8.07%2.00%8.35%20.72%

Kroger Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
YUM
Yum! Brands
4.0367 of 5 stars
$139.31
-0.3%
$143.53
+3.0%
+3.1%$39.23B$7.08B24.7035,000Insider Selling
Buyback Announcement
FAST
Fastenal
3.9882 of 5 stars
$66.31
-0.5%
$67.33
+1.5%
+20.3%$37.97B$7.35B32.8323,201Positive News
CPNG
Coupang
4.5209 of 5 stars
$22.96
0.0%
$26.67
+16.2%
+40.0%$41.04B$25.70B32.7978,000Insider Selling
ROST
Ross Stores
4.7691 of 5 stars
$132.30
+0.6%
$155.11
+17.2%
+25.7%$44.55B$20.38B23.79108,000Dividend Announcement
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
DG
Dollar General
4.5113 of 5 stars
$142.60
+3.5%
$153.08
+7.3%
-33.2%$31.32B$38.69B18.86185,800Upcoming Earnings
TSCO
Tractor Supply
4.2211 of 5 stars
$285.68
+0.6%
$253.96
-11.1%
+26.9%$30.80B$14.65B27.8250,000
AZO
AutoZone
4.3913 of 5 stars
$2,827.65
-3.3%
$3,115.24
+10.2%
+5.8%$48.97B$17.46B19.91119,000Earnings Report
Analyst Forecast
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
EBAY
eBay
4.4434 of 5 stars
$52.17
+1.8%
$51.45
-1.4%
+19.7%$26.40B$10.11B10.3912,300
DLTR
Dollar Tree
4.6274 of 5 stars
$114.70
+1.1%
$150.05
+30.8%
-28.9%$25.03B$30.60B-24.83211,826
JD
JD.com
4.8281 of 5 stars
$33.29
-4.2%
$37.47
+12.5%
-9.2%$52.50B$152.77B15.20425,469Analyst Upgrade
Gap Down
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This page (NYSE:KR) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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