Cencosud SA (CNCO) & hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) Critical Survey

Cencosud SA (NYSE: CNCO) and hhgregg (NYSE:HGG) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitabiliy and risk.


Cencosud SA pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. hhgregg does not pay a dividend. Cencosud SA pays out 28.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. hhgregg has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Cencosud SA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of hhgregg shares are owned by institutional investors. 53.1% of hhgregg shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Cencosud SA and hhgregg, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cencosud SA 1 1 1 0 2.00
hhgregg 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Cencosud SA has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, hhgregg has a beta of 1.86, meaning that its share price is 86% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Cencosud SA and hhgregg’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cencosud SA 3.26% 8.31% 3.31%
hhgregg N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cencosud SA and hhgregg’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cencosud SA N/A N/A N/A $0.53 15.19
hhgregg N/A N/A N/A ($3.35) -0.07

hhgregg is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cencosud SA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Cencosud SA beats hhgregg on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

hhgregg Company Profile

hhgregg, Inc. (hhgregg) is an appliance, electronics and furniture retailer. The Company operates as a multi-regional retailer with approximately 230 brick-and-mortar stores in 20 states that also offer global and local brands across the nation through hhgregg.com. It also sells a suite of services, including third-party premium service plans (PSPs), third-party in-home service and repair of its products, delivery and installation, and in-home repair and maintenance. The Company sells a range of appliances, audio products, computers, consumer electronics, mattresses and tablets. The Company sells appliances, including washers and dryers, refrigerators, cooking ranges, dishwashers, freezers and air conditioners; consumer electronics, including televisions, Blu-Ray and digital versatile disc (DVD) players, audio and small electronics; computers and tablets, including computers, computer accessories and tablets, and home products, including bedding and home furniture.

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