Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD) & Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) Head-To-Head Survey

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its stock price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B has a beta of 0.31, suggesting that its stock price is 69% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.9% of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao $13.99 billion 0.38 $193.87 million $0.46 43.52
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao has higher revenue and earnings than Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 0 0 4 0 3.00
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao 1.41% 6.30% 1.88%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B 3.59% 28.40% 9.30%

Dividends

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B does not pay a dividend. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao pays out 63.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao beats Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao Company Profile

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição engages in the retail of food, clothing, home appliances, electronics, and other products through its chain of hypermarkets, supermarkets, specialized stores, and department stores in Brazil. The company operates through two segments, Food Retail; and Cash and Carry. The Food retail segment sells non-perishable food products, beverages, fruits, vegetables, meat, breads, cold cuts, dairy products, cleaning products, disposable products, and personal care products; and non-food products, such as clothing items, baby items, shoes and accessories, household articles, books, magazines, CDs and DVDs, stationery, handcrafts, toys, sports and camping gears, furniture, mobile phones, mattresses, pet products, and gardening products, as well as electronic products, including personal computers, software, computer accessories, and sound and image systems. This segment also offers medications and cosmetics at its drugstores; and non-food products at gas stations, as well as rents commercial spaces. It operates its supermarkets under the banners of Pão de Açúcar and Extra Supermercado; hypermarkets under the banner of Extra Hiper; and neighborhood stores under the banners of Minimercado Extra, Minuto Pão de Açúcar, and Aliados Compre Bem; and gas stations and drugstores under the banner of Extrabanner, as well as sells its products through its Websites, paodeacucar.com and extra.com.br. The Cash and Carry segment sells grocery, food, perishable, beverage, wrapping, hygiene and cleaning products, and other products to resellers, intermediate consumers, retail customers, and small and mid-sized companies through the Assaí banner. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 882 stores, 72 gas stations, and 127 drugstores, as well as 23 distribution centers and depots in Brazilian states and the Federal District. Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B Company Profile

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. operates and licenses convenience stores. The company's convenience stores sell tobacco products, grocery items, beverages, and fresh food offerings, as well as other retail products and services, road transportation fuel, stationary energy, marine fuel, and chemicals. It operates its convenience store and road transportation fuel retailing chain under various banners, including Circle K, Couche-Tard, Mac's, Kangaroo, Kangaroo Express, Statoil, Ingo, Topaz, Shell, Esso, and Re.Store. The company is also involved in the sale of lottery tickets, calling cards, gift cards, postage stamps, and bus tickets; and issuance of money orders and cashing cheques, as well as automatic teller machines and car wash services. As at April 30, 2017, it operated and licensed 10,869 convenience stores, which include 8,011 company-operated stores in North America, Ireland, Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltics, and Russia, as well as 1,700 stores, which are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. The company was formerly known as Actidev Inc. and changed its name to Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in December 1994. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Laval, Canada.

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