Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA – Get Free Report) and Seven & i (OTC:SVNDF – Get Free Report) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Village Super Market pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. Seven & i pays an annual dividend of 57.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 141.2%. Village Super Market pays out 31.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Seven & i pays out 28.8% 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. Seven & i is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Village Super Market and Seven & i’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Village Super Market||$2.06 billion||0.16||$26.83 million||$3.23||6.85|
|Seven & i||N/A||N/A||N/A||197.96||0.20|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
40.1% of Village Super Market shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.6% of Seven & i shares are owned by institutional investors. 64.7% of Village Super Market shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Village Super Market and Seven & i, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Village Super Market||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Seven & i||1||0||0||0||1.00|
This table compares Village Super Market and Seven & i’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Village Super Market||2.20%||11.90%||4.87%|
|Seven & i||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Village Super Market beats Seven & i on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Village Super Market
Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. It offers grocery, meat, produce, dairy, deli, seafood, prepared foods, bakery and frozen foods, health and beauty care, general merchandise, liquor, and pharmacy products through retail and online stores. Village Super Market, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Springfield, New Jersey.
About Seven & i
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. operates convenience stores, superstores, department stores, supermarkets, and specialty stores. It operates through six segments: Domestic Convenience Store operations, Overseas Convenience Store Operations, Superstore Operations, Department and Specialty Store Operations, Financial Services, and Others. The company engages in the operation of convenience stores comprising directly managed corporate stores and franchised stores; retail business that provides daily life necessities, such as food and other daily necessities and dollar merchandise and services; banking, leasing, and credit card business; and real estate business. Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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