Hudson (HUD) & Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) Financial Comparison

Hudson (NYSE: HUD) and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a summary of recent ratings for Hudson and Whole Foods Market, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson 0 1 4 0 2.80
Whole Foods Market 0 16 2 0 2.11

Hudson currently has a consensus target price of $18.67, suggesting a potential upside of 21.05%. Whole Foods Market has a consensus target price of $40.20, suggesting a potential downside of 4.29%. Given Hudson’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Hudson is more favorable than Whole Foods Market.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hudson and Whole Foods Market’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson $1.80 billion 0.79 -$40.40 million $0.44 35.05
Whole Foods Market N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Whole Foods Market has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Hudson.

Dividends

Whole Foods Market pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Hudson does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.2% of Whole Foods Market shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Whole Foods Market shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson and Whole Foods Market’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson N/A N/A N/A
Whole Foods Market -1.51% -6.94% -3.60%

Summary

Hudson beats Whole Foods Market on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hudson Company Profile

Hudson Ltd. engages in the travel retail operations. It manages travel essentials and convenience, duty-free,, and quick-service food stores. The company was founded on May 30, 2017 and is headquartered in Feltham, the United Kingdom.

Whole Foods Market Company Profile

Whole Foods Market, Inc. is engaged in the business of natural and organic foods supermarket. The Company operates approximately 456 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Its stores have an average size of approximately 39,000 square feet, and are supported by its distribution centers, bake house facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, a produce procurement center, and a specialty coffee and tea procurement and roasting operation, among others. It offers over 30,000 organic stock keeping units (SKUs), covering various areas of its store, including produce, packaged goods, bulk, frozen, dairy, meat, bakery, prepared foods, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, pet foods and household goods. The Company’s brands include 365 Everyday Value, Allegro Coffee, Whole Foods Market, Whole Paws, and Engine 2 Plant-Strong. It also offers approximately 400 temporary exclusives.

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