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The Kroger Co is a grocery stores business based in the US. The Kroger shares (KR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Kroger employs 500,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|Latest market close||$40.94|
|52-week range||$29.89 - $47.99|
|50-day moving average||$44.02|
|200-day moving average||$39.05|
|Wall St. target price||$41.89|
|Dividend yield||$0.75 (1.84%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.49|
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|1 week (2021-09-10)||-4.05%|
|1 month (2021-08-18)||6.70%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||5.65%|
|6 months (2021-03-18)||18.02%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||23.28%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||62.33%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||39.77%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||31.72%|
Valuing The Kroger stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Kroger's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Kroger's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, The Kroger shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
The Kroger's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.1394. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Kroger's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Kroger's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Kroger's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$133.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.02%|
|Gross profit TTM||$31.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$30.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 38.4 million The Kroger shares held short by investors – that's known as The Kroger's "short interest". This figure is 14.4% down from 44.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Kroger shares can be evaluated.
The Kroger's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Kroger shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Kroger shares traded daily (recently around 6.6 million). The Kroger's SIR currently stands at 5.79. In other words for every 100,000 The Kroger shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5790 shares are currently held short.
However The Kroger's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Kroger shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Kroger shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Kroger's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Kroger shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0568% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Kroger shares, roughly 57 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Kroger.
Find out more about how you can short The Kroger stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Kroger.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 20.85
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Kroger's overall score of 20.85 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 23rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Kroger is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 5.05/100
The Kroger's environmental score of 5.05 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kroger is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.51/100
The Kroger's social score of 12.51 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Kroger is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.29/100
The Kroger's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Kroger is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Kroger scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Kroger hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||20.85|
|Total ESG percentile||22.82|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 17.69% of net profits
Recently The Kroger has paid out, on average, around 17.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Kroger shareholders could enjoy a 2.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Kroger's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.
While The Kroger's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Kroger is investing more in its future growth.
The Kroger's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
The Kroger's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 July 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Kroger shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Kroger shares which in turn could have impacted The Kroger's share price.
Over the last 12 months, The Kroger's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.8924 up to $47.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Kroger's is 0.3919. This would suggest that The Kroger's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
The Kroger Co. operates as a retailer in the United States. The company operates combination food and drug stores, multi-department stores, marketplace stores, and price impact warehouses. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; and multi-department stores provide apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, and toys. The company's marketplace stores offer full-service grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty care departments, and perishable goods, as well as general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys; and price impact warehouse stores provide grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. It also manufactures and processes food products for sale in its supermarkets; and sells fuel through 1,596 fuel centers. As of January 30, 2021, the company operated 2,742 retail food stores under various banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia as well as an online retail store.
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