US Foods (USFD) versus Its Competitors Critical Survey

US Foods (NYSE: USFD) is one of 22 public companies in the “Food Retail & Distribution” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare US Foods to related companies based on the strength of its risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for US Foods and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
US Foods 0 3 6 0 2.67
US Foods Competitors 652 1372 1426 25 2.24

US Foods presently has a consensus price target of $31.75, indicating a potential downside of 1.09%. As a group, “Food Retail & Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 6.56%. Given US Foods’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe US Foods has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.9% of US Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.5% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of US Foods shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “Food Retail & Distribution” companies are held 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 US Foods and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
US Foods $22.92 billion $209.79 million 27.44
US Foods Competitors $21.17 billion $332.40 million 562.30

US Foods has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. US Foods 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
US Foods 1.11% 12.64% 3.61%
US Foods Competitors 1.01% 7.34% 4.27%

About US Foods

US Foods Holding Corp. is a holding company. The Company is a foodservice distributor in the United States. The Company, through US Foods, Inc. (USF), markets and primarily distributes fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers throughout the United States. These customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company provided approximately 400,000 fresh, frozen, and dry food stock-keeping units (SKUs), as well as non-food items, sourced from over 5,000 suppliers. As of January 31, 2017, it maintained 75 primary operating facilities, consisting of its 60 distribution centers and other supporting facilities.

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