Reviewing IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (IRS) & Ingles Markets, (IMKTA)

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (NYSE: IRS) and Ingles Markets, (NASDAQ:IMKTA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Volatility & Risk

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingles Markets, has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ingles Markets, pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones does not pay a dividend. Ingles Markets, pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Ingles Markets,’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones $3.97 billion 0.36 $514.17 million $1.66 15.01
Ingles Markets, $3.88 billion 0.13 $227.63 million $2.40 10.21

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has higher revenue and earnings than Ingles Markets,. Ingles Markets, is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Ingles Markets,, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones 0 0 1 0 3.00
Ingles Markets, 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Ingles Markets,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones 2.14% -1.23% -0.12%
Ingles Markets, 1.26% 10.08% 2.86%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.9% of Ingles Markets, shares are held by institutional investors. 25.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 30.3% of Ingles Markets, shares are held 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.

Summary

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones beats Ingles Markets, on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones Company Profile

IRSA Inversiones y Representaciones Sociedad Anonima is a holding company. The Company invests on its own behalf and through investee companies in companies operating in various sectors of the Israeli and global economy. The Company’s segments are Cellcom, which includes cellular telephone services, content and added value services, other services and revenues from the sale of end user equipment in the cellular field; Property and Buildings and projects in Las Vegas, which includes the rental of income-generating properties and residential buildings; Shufersal, which includes retail and the rental of income-generating properties; Adama, which includes the sale of agro products and non-agro products; Clal Insurance Enterprise Holdings, which operates through subsidiary companies in the fields of insurance, pensions and provident funds, in the field of financial services and in the holding of assets and real businesses, and Others.

Ingles Markets, Company Profile

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (Ingles) is a supermarket chain in the southeast United States. The Company’s segments include retail grocery and other. Its other segment consists of fluid dairy operations and shopping center rentals. As of September 24, 2016, the Company operated 201 supermarkets in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama. The Company locates its supermarkets primarily in suburban areas, small towns and rural communities. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a range of food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables and non-food products. Its non-food products include fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products and general merchandise. The Company focuses on selling products to its customers through the development of organic products, bakery departments and prepared foods, including delicatessen sections.

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