Critical Survey: Sendas Distribuidora (ASAI) versus The Competition

Sendas Distribuidora (NYSE:ASAIGet Rating) is one of 51 publicly-traded companies in the “Grocery stores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Sendas Distribuidora to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.


This table compares Sendas Distribuidora and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sendas Distribuidora 1.86% 29.13% 2.88%
Sendas Distribuidora Competitors 1.80% 15.76% 4.55%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sendas Distribuidora and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sendas Distribuidora $10.56 billion $236.31 million 15.00
Sendas Distribuidora Competitors $28.90 billion $705.75 million 233.67

Sendas Distribuidora’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sendas Distribuidora. Sendas Distribuidora is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.5% of Sendas Distribuidora shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.1% of shares of all “Grocery stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Sendas Distribuidora shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.1% of shares of all “Grocery stores” companies 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.

Risk & Volatility

Sendas Distribuidora has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sendas Distribuidora’s peers have a beta of -2.58, suggesting that their average share price is 358% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Sendas Distribuidora pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Sendas Distribuidora pays out 10.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Grocery stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.7% and pay out 57.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Sendas Distribuidora and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sendas Distribuidora 0 1 0 0 2.00
Sendas Distribuidora Competitors 1096 2661 2843 112 2.29

As a group, “Grocery stores” companies have a potential upside of 17.87%. Given Sendas Distribuidora’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sendas Distribuidora has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


Sendas Distribuidora peers beat Sendas Distribuidora on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Sendas Distribuidora Company Profile

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Sendas Distribuidora S.A. engages in the retail and wholesale sale of food products, bazaar items, and other products in Brazil. As of March 31, 2022, the company operated 216 stores under the AssaĆ­ banner, as well as 13 distribution centers. It serves restaurants, pizzerias, snack bars, schools, small businesses, religious institutions, hospitals, hotels, grocery stores, neighborhood supermarkets, and individuals. The company sells its products through brick-and-mortar stores, as well as through telesales. Sendas Distribuidora S.A. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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