Reviewing IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (IRS) and Whole Foods Market (WFMI)

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones (NYSE: IRS) and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFMI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Whole Foods Market’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones $4.81 billion 0.33 $196.04 million N/A N/A
Whole Foods Market N/A N/A N/A $1.21 34.70

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has higher revenue and earnings than Whole Foods Market.

Profitability

This table compares IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Whole Foods Market’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones 5.65% 12.54% 1.90%
Whole Foods Market 2.85% 13.51% 7.02%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

20.4% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.1% of IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones has a beta of 2.12, indicating that its stock price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Whole Foods Market has a beta of 0.82, indicating that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones and Whole Foods Market, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones 0 0 1 0 3.00
Whole Foods Market 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones beats Whole Foods Market on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones

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.

About Whole Foods Market

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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