Financial Comparison: Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (AHODF) and Its Competitors

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS:AHODFGet Rating) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Grocery Stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.


This table compares Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N/A N/A N/A
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Competitors 1.73% 15.29% 4.59%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N/A N/A 50.88
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Competitors $31.07 billion $704.32 million 215.81

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 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.


Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize pays an annual dividend of C$0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Grocery Stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.3% and pay out 57.1% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.4% of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Grocery Stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.1% of shares of all “Grocery Stores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 0 2 2 0 2.50
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Competitors 1096 2655 2840 109 2.29

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize presently has a consensus price target of C$31.10, suggesting a potential downside of 7.98%. As a group, “Grocery Stores” companies have a potential upside of 8.92%. Given Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize competitors beat Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize

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Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV engages in the management and operation of supermarkets and e-commerce business. It operates through the following segments: The U.S., Europe, Other Retail, and Global Support Office. The U.S. segment includes Stop & Shop, Food Lion, Giant & Martin’s, Hannaford, Giant Food and Peapod. The Europe segment is consisted of Albert Heijn, Etos, Gall & Gall,, Delhaize operations in Belgium and Luxembourg.The Other Retail segment handles the firm’s joint ventures. The Global Support Office segment represents global support office operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the United States. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Zaandam, the Netherlands.

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