Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) vs. Hudson (HUD) Financial Review

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

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Whole Foods Market and Hudson, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Whole Foods Market 0 16 1 0 2.06
Hudson 0 1 4 0 2.80

Whole Foods Market currently has a consensus target price of $40.21, indicating a potential downside of 4.23%. Hudson has a consensus target price of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 29.72%. Given Hudson’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Hudson is more favorable than Whole Foods Market.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Whole Foods Market N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hudson $1.80 billion 0.74 -$40.40 million $0.44 32.70

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


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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.2% of Whole Foods Market shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Whole Foods Market shares are held by 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.


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

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


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

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.

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.

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