Comparing Safeway (SWY) & Its Rivals

Safeway (NYSE: SWY) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Safeway to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

Safeway has a beta of 1.09, indicating that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Safeway’s competitors have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Safeway and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Safeway -0.26% -1.66% -0.69%
Safeway Competitors 1.01% 7.34% 4.27%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Safeway and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Safeway N/A N/A 292.50
Safeway Competitors $21.17 billion $332.40 million 566.13

Safeway’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Safeway. Safeway is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.0% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.8% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Safeway and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Safeway 0 0 0 0 N/A
Safeway Competitors 650 1356 1413 22 2.23

As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 4.66%. Given Safeway’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Safeway has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Safeway competitors beat Safeway on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Safeway

Safeway Inc., is an food and drug retail company. The Company owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC, an online grocery channel doing business under the names Safeway.com and Vons.com. Blackhawk, a majority-owned subsidiary of Safeway, is a prepaid payment network utilizing proprietary technology to offer gift cards, other prepaid products and payment services. Blackhawk’s payment network supports its three primary constituents: consumers who purchase the products and services Blackhawk offers, content providers who offer branded products that are redeemable for goods and services, and distribution partners who sell the products. Blackhawk’s product offerings include gift cards, prepaid telecom products and prepaid financial services products, including general purpose reloadable cards and Blackhawk’s reload network.

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