BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) is one of 14 public companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare BJs Wholesale Club to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.
This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its rivals’ 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||2.62%||11.55%||6.34%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares BJs Wholesale Club and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|BJs Wholesale Club||$13.01 billion||$127.26 million||22.91|
|BJs Wholesale Club Competitors||$65.04 billion||$1.20 billion||26.48|
BJs Wholesale Club’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than BJs Wholesale Club. BJs Wholesale Club is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
81.5% of BJs Wholesale Club shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.3% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “Variety stores” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for BJs Wholesale Club and its rivals, as provided 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||257||1636||2087||113||2.50|
BJs Wholesale Club presently has a consensus target price of $30.23, indicating a potential upside of 15.74%. As a group, “Variety stores” companies have a potential upside of 7.92%. Given BJs Wholesale Club’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe BJs Wholesale Club is more favorable than its rivals.
BJs Wholesale Club rivals 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. The company offers its products under the trademarks and service marks, such as BJ's Wholesale Club, BJ's, Wellsley Farms, Berkley Jensen, My BJ's Perks, BJ's Easy Renewal, BJ's Gas, BJ's Perks Elite, BJ's Perks Plus, Inner Circle, and BJ's Perks Rewards. As of November 20, 2018, it operated 216 clubs and 136 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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