Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC – Get Rating) and Seven & i (OTC:SVNDF – Get Rating) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and Seven & i, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Seven & i||1||0||0||0||1.00|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
32.1% of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.6% of Seven & i shares are owned by institutional investors. 59.4% of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage shares are owned by company 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.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and Seven & i’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage||$1.09 billion||0.22||$21.36 million||$0.73||14.77|
|Seven & i||N/A||N/A||N/A||197.96||0.22|
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has higher revenue and earnings than Seven & i. Seven & i is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage and Seven & i’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage||1.54%||10.81%||2.55%|
|Seven & i||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage beats Seven & i on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. engages in the retail of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. Its products include natural & organic food, dietary supplements, natural body care, household, and pet care products. The company was founded by Margaret Isely and Henry Philip Isely in 1955 and is headquartered in Lakewood, CO.
About Seven & i
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. engages in retail, food, financial, and IT businesses in Japan, North America, and internationally. It operates through seven segments: Domestic Convenience Store operations, Overseas Convenience Store Operations, Superstore Operations, Department Store Operations, Financial Services, Specialty Stores Operations, and Others. The company's Domestic Convenience Store Operations segment operates convenience stores comprising directly managed corporate stores and franchised stores. Its Overseas Convenience Store Operations segment engages in convenience store operation and gasoline retail businesses. The company's Superstore Operations segment operates retail business that provide daily life necessities, such as food and other daily necessities. Its Department Store Operations operates department stores that provide various merchandise products. The company's Financial Services segment offers banking, leasing, and credit card services. Its Specialty Store Operations segment operates specialty retail stores. The company's others segment engages in real estate and other businesses. It operates approximately 22,500 stores in Japan and 71,800 stores internationally. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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