Financial Review: Pantry (PTRY) & Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY)

Pantry (NASDAQ: PTRY) and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) are both small-cap supermarkets & convenience stores companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.7% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are owned by institutional investors. 36.2% of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Pantry and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pantry 1.13% 21.76% 4.39%
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 2.35% 8.05% 1.25%

Dividends

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. pays an annual dividend of $0.43 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Pantry does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pantry and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pantry N/A N/A N/A $1.61 22.82
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. $5.05 billion 0.21 $97.76 million N/A N/A

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has higher revenue and earnings than Pantry.

Risk and Volatility

Pantry has a beta of 1.22, indicating that its stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. has a beta of 1.58, indicating that its stock price is 58% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Pantry and Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pantry 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. beats Pantry on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pantry

The Pantry, Inc. (Pantry) is an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States. As of June 26, 2014, Pantry operated 1,527 stores in 13 states under a range of banners, including Kangaroo Express, its primary operating banner. The Company stores offer a range of merchandise, fuel and ancillary products and services designed to appeal to the convenience needs of its customers, including fuel, car care products and services, tobacco products, beer, soft drinks, self-service fast food and beverages, publications, dairy products, groceries, health and beauty aids, money orders and other ancillary services. As of September 26, 2013, approximately 32% of its stores were located in coastal/resort areas, such as Jacksonville, Florida, Orlando, Florida/Disney World, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, St. Augustine, Florida, Hilton Head, South Carolina and Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi.

About Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.

Cresud Sociedad Anonima Comercial, Inmobiliaria, Financiera y Agropecuaria is an agricultural company engaged in the production of basic agricultural commodities with presence in the agricultural sector of Brazil, through its investment in Brasilagro, as well as in other Latin American countries. In addition, the Company leases lands to third parties and perform agency and agro-industrial services, including a meat packing plant. It operates in two businesses areas, namely, Agricultural and Investment and Development Properties. Its Agricultural business comprises eight segments: Crops, Cattle, Dairy, Sugarcane, Agricultural Rentals and Services, Land Transformation and Sales, Agro-industrial and Others. The Company’s Investment and Development Properties comprises six segments: Shopping Center Properties, Offices, Sales and Developments, Hotels, International, and Financial Operations and Others. The Company’s main crops include soybean, wheat, corn and sunflower.

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