PriceSmart (NASDAQ: PSMT) is one of 12 public companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare PriceSmart to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares PriceSmart and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|PriceSmart||$3.00 billion||$90.72 million||29.77|
|PriceSmart Competitors||$65.63 billion||$1.74 billion||21.49|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for PriceSmart and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
PriceSmart currently has a consensus target price of $91.67, suggesting a potential upside of 3.34%. As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 5.01%. Given PriceSmart’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PriceSmart has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Risk and Volatility
PriceSmart has a beta of 1.22, suggesting that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PriceSmart’s rivals have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares PriceSmart and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
77.3% of PriceSmart shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.0% of PriceSmart shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
PriceSmart pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. PriceSmart pays out 23.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Variety stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 36.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
PriceSmart rivals beat PriceSmart on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates the U.S.-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company's warehouse clubs offer brand name and private label consumer goods to individuals and businesses. As of October 26, 2017, it operated 40 warehouse clubs comprising 7 each in Colombia and Costa Rica; 5 in Panama; 4 in Trinidad; 3 each in Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic; 2 in El Salvador and Nicaragua; and 1 each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, and the United States Virgin Islands. PriceSmart, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Receive News & Ratings for PriceSmart Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for PriceSmart and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.