Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ: CASY) is one of 18 publicly-traded companies in the “Supermarkets & Convenience Stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Caseys General Stores to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Caseys General Stores has a beta of 0.45, indicating that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Caseys General Stores’ rivals have a beta of 0.87, indicating that their average stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Caseys General Stores pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Caseys General Stores pays out 24.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Supermarkets & Convenience Stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 52.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Caseys General Stores has increased its dividend for 14 consecutive years.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Caseys General Stores and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Caseys General Stores||$7.51 billion||$177.48 million||27.23|
|Caseys General Stores Competitors||$65.09 billion||$1.78 billion||425.56|
Caseys General Stores’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Caseys General Stores. Caseys General Stores is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
98.6% of Caseys General Stores shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.3% of shares of all “Supermarkets & Convenience Stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Caseys General Stores shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.1% of shares of all “Supermarkets & Convenience Stores” companies are held 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.
This table compares Caseys General Stores and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Caseys General Stores||2.19%||13.99%||5.51%|
|Caseys General Stores Competitors||1.35%||8.49%||3.52%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Caseys General Stores and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Caseys General Stores||0||6||4||1||2.55|
|Caseys General Stores Competitors||290||1087||799||35||2.26|
Caseys General Stores currently has a consensus target price of $115.29, indicating a potential downside of 0.13%. As a group, “Supermarkets & Convenience Stores” companies have a potential downside of 0.72%. Given Caseys General Stores’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Caseys General Stores is more favorable than its rivals.
Caseys General Stores beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Caseys General Stores Company Profile
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items. The Company operates approximately 1,930 stores. It operates approximately two distribution centers, through which the Company supply grocery and general merchandise items to its stores. Its general store typically carries over 3,000 food and nonfood items. The Company’s stores sell regional brands of dairy and bakery products, and approximately 90% of the stores offer beer. Its non-food items include tobacco products, health and beauty aids, school supplies, housewares, pet supplies, and automotive products.
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