Weis Markets (NYSE: WMK) and China Resources Beer (OTCMKTS:CRHKY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Weis Markets and China Resources Beer’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Resources Beer||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Weis Markets pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. China Resources Beer pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Weis Markets and China Resources Beer’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Weis Markets||$3.47 billion||0.34||$98.41 million||N/A||N/A|
|China Resources Beer||$4.32 billion||3.41||$94.66 million||N/A||N/A|
Weis Markets has higher earnings, but lower revenue than China Resources Beer.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Weis Markets and China Resources Beer, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Resources Beer||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Risk & Volatility
Weis Markets has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Resources Beer has a beta of -0.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
33.2% of Weis Markets shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.0% of Weis Markets shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Weis Markets beats China Resources Beer on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Weis Markets Company Profile
Weis Markets, Inc. engages in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The company's retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, pharmacy services, deli products, prepared foods, bakery products, beer and wine, and fuel; and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care, and household products. It operates stores primarily under the Weis Markets trade name, as well as trademarks for its product lines and promotions, such as Weis, Weis 2 Go, Weis Wonder Chicken, Weis Great Meals Start Here, Weis Gas-n-Go, and Weis Nutri-Facts. As of March 13, 2018, the company operated 205 retail food stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. Weis Markets, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
China Resources Beer Company Profile
China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited, an investment holding company, manufactures, sells, and distributes beer products under the Snow brand in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and internationally. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 98 breweries in 25 provinces, directly administered municipalities, and autonomous regions in Mainland China. It is also involved in financing business. The company was formerly known as China Resources Enterprise, Limited and changed its name to China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited in October 2015. The company is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong and considered a Red Chip company due to its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited is a subsidiary of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited.
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