Head to Head Contrast: Village SuprMkt/SHS (VLGEA) & QKL Stores (QKLS)

Village SuprMkt/SHS (NASDAQ:VLGEA) and QKL Stores (OTCMKTS:QKLS) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Village SuprMkt/SHS and QKL Stores’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Village SuprMkt/SHS 1.56% 9.08% 5.77%
QKL Stores N/A N/A N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

45.9% of Village SuprMkt/SHS shares are owned by institutional investors. 31.6% of Village SuprMkt/SHS shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 52.8% of QKL Stores shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Village SuprMkt/SHS and QKL Stores’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Village SuprMkt/SHS $1.61 billion 0.23 $25.08 million N/A N/A
QKL Stores $270.06 million 0.00 -$31.22 million N/A N/A

Village SuprMkt/SHS has higher revenue and earnings than QKL Stores.

Risk & Volatility

Village SuprMkt/SHS has a beta of 0.17, meaning that its share price is 83% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QKL Stores has a beta of 1.62, meaning that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Village SuprMkt/SHS pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. QKL Stores does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Village SuprMkt/SHS and QKL Stores, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Village SuprMkt/SHS 0 0 0 0 N/A
QKL Stores 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Village SuprMkt/SHS beats QKL Stores on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Village SuprMkt/SHS

Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. The company operates a chain of 30 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania, and 1 in Bronx, New York City. Village Super Market, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Springfield, New Jersey.

About QKL Stores

QKL Stores Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates supermarket chains in northeastern China and Inner Mongolia. Its supermarkets and hypermarkets sell grocery items, such as instant foods, canned foods, packaged rice and wheat powder, crackers and chips, rice and ground wheat, bottled water and beverages, and cigarettes, as well as non-food items, including cleaning products, cosmetics, and disposable razors. The company also sells fresh-food items comprising raw meat, cooked meats, seafood, noodles and pastas, milk, yogurt, eggs, and packaged dumplings, as well as bakery items comprising breads, buns, and other self-prepared foods. In addition, it offers other non-food items, such as clothing and shoes, books and stationery, bedding and home furnishings, office supplies, toys, sporting goods, and other items, as well as electronics and household use items, such as irons, electric shavers, hair dryers, and massage machines. Further, the company operates department stores that sell brand-name and luxury clothing and accessories, cosmetics, small electronics, jewelry, books, home furnishings, and bedding, as well as have a movie theater and a traditional beauty salon. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 25 supermarkets, 16 hypermarkets, and 4 department stores. QKL Stores Inc. is headquartered in Daqing, the People's Republic of China.

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