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Altria Group (MO) Competitors

$46.35
+0.45 (+0.98%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)

MO vs. PM, BTI, CL, DEO, MDLZ, MNST, EL, STZ, KDP, and KMB

Should you be buying Altria Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Altria Group include Philip Morris International (PM), British American Tobacco (BTI), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Diageo (DEO), Mondelez International (MDLZ), Monster Beverage (MNST), Estée Lauder Companies (EL), Constellation Brands (STZ), Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), and Kimberly-Clark (KMB). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Altria Group vs.

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, community ranking, media sentiment, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

In the previous week, Altria Group had 14 more articles in the media than Philip Morris International. MarketBeat recorded 33 mentions for Altria Group and 19 mentions for Philip Morris International. Altria Group's average media sentiment score of 0.78 beat Philip Morris International's score of 0.66 indicating that Altria Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Altria Group
18 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Philip Morris International
8 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

57.4% of Altria Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.6% of Philip Morris International shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.1% of Altria Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Philip Morris International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Altria Group has a net margin of 34.81% compared to Philip Morris International's net margin of 8.58%. Philip Morris International's return on equity of -113.26% beat Altria Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Altria Group34.81% -222.80% 23.51%
Philip Morris International 8.58%-113.26%14.93%

Altria Group currently has a consensus price target of $46.90, suggesting a potential upside of 1.19%. Philip Morris International has a consensus price target of $105.50, suggesting a potential upside of 5.26%. Given Philip Morris International's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Philip Morris International is more favorable than Altria Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Altria Group
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25
Philip Morris International
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
6 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Altria Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Philip Morris International. Altria Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Philip Morris International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Altria Group$20.46B3.89$8.13B$4.789.70
Philip Morris International$84.58B1.84$7.81B$5.1219.58

Altria Group has a beta of 0.66, suggesting that its stock price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Philip Morris International has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Altria Group pays an annual dividend of $3.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.5%. Philip Morris International pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. Altria Group pays out 82.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Philip Morris International pays out 101.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Altria Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Altria Group received 59 more outperform votes than Philip Morris International when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.26% of users gave Altria Group an outperform vote while only 57.37% of users gave Philip Morris International an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Altria GroupOutperform Votes
845
69.26%
Underperform Votes
375
30.74%
Philip Morris InternationalOutperform Votes
786
57.37%
Underperform Votes
584
42.63%

Summary

Altria Group beats Philip Morris International 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 MO 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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MO vs. The Competition

MetricAltria GroupCigarettes IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$78.84B$29.67B$15.78B$18.16B
Dividend Yield8.53%5.26%2.69%3.43%
P/E Ratio9.7011.4021.1426.10
Price / Sales3.892.575.9010.75
Price / Cash8.9815.5520.6515.96
Price / Book-23.533.856.345.17
Net Income$8.13B-$122.03M$590.01M$974.43M
7 Day Performance1.87%1.69%0.01%0.57%
1 Month Performance10.12%7.50%6.66%6.33%
1 Year Performance2.32%-23.43%6.21%23.42%

Altria Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PM
Philip Morris International
3.606 of 5 stars
$99.84
+0.6%
$105.50
+5.7%
+6.9%$155.21B$84.58B19.5082,700
BTI
British American Tobacco
2.072 of 5 stars
$31.08
+0.5%
N/A-5.4%$69.38B$33.94B0.0046,000
CL
Colgate-Palmolive
4.6624 of 5 stars
$94.55
+0.1%
$91.44
-3.3%
+18.1%$77.57B$19.46B29.9234,000
DEO
Diageo
0.8808 of 5 stars
$143.65
+0.8%
$166.37
+15.8%
-21.4%$80.01B$21.42B0.0030,419Positive News
MDLZ
Mondelez International
4.2843 of 5 stars
$71.93
+0.2%
$80.75
+12.3%
-8.8%$96.48B$36.02B22.8391,000
MNST
Monster Beverage
4.1416 of 5 stars
$54.48
-0.4%
$61.32
+12.5%
-10.2%$56.75B$7.14B34.266,003High Trading Volume
EL
Estée Lauder Companies
4.5725 of 5 stars
$134.06
-0.5%
$160.92
+20.0%
-34.4%$48.07B$15.35B75.3262,000Positive News
STZ
Constellation Brands
4.5345 of 5 stars
$253.99
-1.8%
$298.55
+17.5%
+6.5%$46.48B$10.71B27.0810,600
KDP
Keurig Dr Pepper
4.1829 of 5 stars
$34.17
+0.1%
$36.64
+7.2%
+5.8%$46.32B$14.81B22.0521,700Dividend Announcement
Positive News
KMB
Kimberly-Clark
4.1426 of 5 stars
$135.10
-0.9%
$134.85
-0.2%
-7.8%$45.49B$20.39B24.8341,000

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This page (NYSE:MO) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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