Head to Head Comparison: George Weston (WNGRF) versus Its Rivals

George Weston (OTCMKTS: WNGRF) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Grocery stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare George Weston to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares George Weston and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
George Weston $40.84 billion $718.88 million 34.92
George Weston Competitors $22.97 billion $442.89 million 8.68

George Weston has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. George Weston is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares George Weston and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
George Weston 1.18% 9.15% 2.54%
George Weston Competitors 1.82% 21.75% 4.64%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of George Weston shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.8% of shares of all “Grocery stores” companies are held by institutional investors. 17.5% of shares of all “Grocery stores” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

George Weston pays an annual dividend of $1.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. George Weston pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Grocery stores” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.8% and pay out 10.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for George Weston and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
George Weston 0 1 5 0 2.83
George Weston Competitors 1103 2613 2664 82 2.27

George Weston presently has a consensus target price of $151.67, indicating a potential upside of 37.43%. As a group, “Grocery stores” companies have a potential upside of 18.67%. Given George Weston’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe George Weston is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

George Weston has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, George Weston’s rivals have a beta of 0.38, suggesting that their average share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

George Weston beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About George Weston

George Weston Ltd. engages in the food processing and distribution of fresh and frozen baked goods. It operates through the following segments: Loblaw, Choice Properties, and Weston Foods. The Loblaw segment stands for Loblaw Companies Ltd., which engages in the retail of food and drugs and provision of financial services. The Choice Properties segment pertains to Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. The Weston foods segment produces baked goods. The company was founded by George Weston in 1882 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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