Carriage Services (CSV) vs. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (ADRNY) Head-To-Head Survey

Carriage Services (NYSE: CSV) and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS:ADRNY) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

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Carriage Services has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Carriage Services and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carriage Services 14.41% 13.27% 2.77%
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 2.92% 10.53% 4.73%

Dividends

Carriage Services pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Carriage Services pays out 14.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize pays out 31.3% 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. Carriage Services has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.0% of Carriage Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.6% of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.4% of Carriage Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Carriage Services and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carriage Services 0 1 1 0 2.50
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 0 0 0 0 N/A

Carriage Services presently has a consensus target price of $57.00, indicating a potential upside of 104.89%. Given Carriage Services’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Carriage Services is more favorable than Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Carriage Services and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carriage Services $258.14 million 1.74 $37.19 million $2.11 13.18
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize $71.04 billion 0.40 $2.05 billion $1.63 14.20

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has higher revenue and earnings than Carriage Services. Carriage Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Carriage Services beats Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Carriage Services Company Profile

Carriage Services, Inc. is a provider of death care services and merchandise in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Funeral Home Operations and Cemetery Operations. The Funeral Homes segment provides funeral services (traditional burial and cremation) and sells related merchandise, such as caskets and urns. Its cemetery products and services include interment services, the rights to interment in cemetery sites and related cemetery merchandise, such as memorials and vaults. It serves suburban and rural markets. It provides funeral and cemetery services and products on both at-need (time of death) and preneed (planned prior to death) basis. It also maintains trusts in connection with funeral home and cemetery operations, including preneed funeral trusts, preneed cemetery merchandise and service trusts and cemetery perpetual care trusts. The Company operates 174 funeral homes in 29 states and 32 cemeteries in 11 states.

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Company Profile

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., formerly Koninklijke Ahold N.V., is engaged in the operation of retail stores in Europe and the United States. The Company’s segments are Ahold USA, Delhaize America, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Central and Southeastern Europe (CSE). In addition, Other retail, consists of Ahold Delhaize’s unconsolidated joint ventures JMR – Gestao de Empresas de Retalho, SGPS, S.A. (JMR) and P.T. Lion Super Indo, LLC (Super Indo), and Ahold Delhaize’s Global Support Office. JMR operates food retail stores in Portugal under the brand name Pingo Doce. The Company’s Ahold USA segment includes Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle and Peapod. The Company’s Delhaize America segment includes brands, such as Food Lion and Hannaford. The Food Lion brand’s market areas include Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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