Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (ADRNY) vs. Ingles Markets (IMKTA) Head-To-Head Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS: ADRNY) and Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and Ingles Markets, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ingles Markets 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and Ingles Markets’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize $71.04 billion 0.42 $2.05 billion $1.38 17.41
Ingles Markets $4.00 billion 0.17 $53.87 million $2.66 12.74

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


This table compares Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize and Ingles Markets’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize 2.92% 10.51% 4.72%
Ingles Markets 2.11% 16.66% 4.93%

Volatility & Risk

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ingles Markets has a beta of 0.58, meaning that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize pays an annual dividend of $0.51 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Ingles Markets pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize pays out 37.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ingles Markets pays out 24.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of Ingles Markets shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.5% of Ingles Markets shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize beats Ingles Markets on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., formerly Koninklijke Ahold N.V., is engaged in the operation of retail stores in Europe and the United States. The Company’s segments are Ahold USA, Delhaize America, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Central and Southeastern Europe (CSE). In addition, Other retail, consists of Ahold Delhaize’s unconsolidated joint ventures JMR – Gestao de Empresas de Retalho, SGPS, S.A. (JMR) and P.T. Lion Super Indo, LLC (Super Indo), and Ahold Delhaize’s Global Support Office. JMR operates food retail stores in Portugal under the brand name Pingo Doce. The Company’s Ahold USA segment includes Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, Giant Carlisle and Peapod. The Company’s Delhaize America segment includes brands, such as Food Lion and Hannaford. The Food Lion brand’s market areas include Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

About Ingles Markets

Ingles Markets, Incorporated operates a chain of supermarkets in the southeast United States. Its supermarkets offer various food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods, and other perishables; and non-food products, such as fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products, and general merchandise, as well as private label items. The company also provides home meal replacement items, delicatessens, bakeries, floral departments, and greeting cards, as well as organic, beverage, and health-related items. As of September 30, 2017, it operated 190 supermarkets under the Ingles name; and 9 supermarkets under the Sav-Mor name in western North Carolina, western South Carolina, northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia and northeastern Alabama, as well as 103 pharmacies and 97 fuel centers. In addition, it is involved in the fluid dairy operation and shopping center rental businesses. Ingles Markets, Incorporated was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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