BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare BJs Wholesale Club to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
82.4% of BJs Wholesale Club shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.1% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|BJs Wholesale Club||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|BJs Wholesale Club Competitors||2.24%||10.74%||6.02%|
This is a summary of current recommendations for BJs Wholesale Club and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|BJs Wholesale Club||1||6||11||0||2.56|
|BJs Wholesale Club Competitors||260||1648||2106||115||2.50|
BJs Wholesale Club presently has a consensus price target of $30.54, suggesting a potential upside of 7.00%. As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 1.07%. Given BJs Wholesale Club’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe BJs Wholesale Club is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BJs Wholesale Club||$13.01 billion||$127.26 million||25.04|
|BJs Wholesale Club Competitors||$65.18 billion||$1.21 billion||25.39|
BJs Wholesale Club’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than BJs Wholesale Club. BJs Wholesale Club 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.
BJs Wholesale Club competitors beat BJs Wholesale Club on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
BJs Wholesale Club Company Profile
BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. operates as a warehouse club on the East Coast of the United States. It offers perishable, edible grocery, general merchandise, and non-edible grocery products. The company also sells electronics, computers, office supplies and equipment, home products, health and beauty aids, sporting goods, outdoor living, baby products, toys, and jewelry through Website. As of February 2, 2019, it operated 216 clubs and 138 gasoline stations. The company was formerly known as Beacon Holding Inc. and changed its name to BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. in February 2018. The company is based in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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