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Albertsons Companies Inc
NYSE: ACI - USD
GROCERY STORES
$27.62
- $1.89 ( - 6.40%)

Albertsons Companies Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Albertsons Companies shares (ACI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Albertsons Companies employs 300,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$68.2 billion.

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Albertsons Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$29.51
52-week range$13.68 - $34.09
50-day moving average $30.11
200-day moving average $23.26
Wall St. target price$29.82
PE ratio 24.4521
Dividend yield $0.3 (1.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.17

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Albertsons Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.51 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) 8.89%
1 month (2021-09-17) -1.96%
3 months (2021-07-19) 43.53%
6 months (2021-04-19) 44.73%
1 year (2020-10-19) 105.22%
2 years (2019-10-15) N/A
3 years (2018-10-15) N/A
5 years (2016-10-15) N/A

Is Albertsons Companies under- or over-valued?

Valuing Albertsons Companies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Albertsons Companies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Albertsons Companies's P/E ratio

Albertsons Companies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Albertsons Companies shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Albertsons Companies's PEG ratio

Albertsons Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4174. 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 Albertsons Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Albertsons Companies's EBITDA

Albertsons Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Albertsons Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Albertsons Companies financials

Revenue TTM $68.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.89%
Gross profit TTM $20.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.67%
Return on equity TTM 23.27%
Profit margin 1.04%
Book value $3.64
Market capitalisation $13.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Albertsons Companies shares

There are currently 12.2 million Albertsons Companies shares held short by investors – that's known as Albertsons Companies's "short interest". This figure is 9% down from 13.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Albertsons Companies shares can be evaluated.

Albertsons Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Albertsons Companies's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Albertsons Companies shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Albertsons Companies shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Albertsons Companies's SIR currently stands at 7.47. In other words for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7470 shares are currently held short.

However Albertsons Companies's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Albertsons Companies shares, or, against the total number of tradable Albertsons Companies shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Albertsons Companies's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Albertsons Companies shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.1508% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Albertsons Companies shares, roughly 151 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 Albertsons Companies.

Albertsons Companies share dividends

66%

Dividend payout ratio: 65.57% of net profits

Recently Albertsons Companies has paid out, on average, around 65.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Albertsons Companies shareholders could enjoy a 1.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Albertsons Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

Albertsons Companies's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Albertsons Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Albertsons Companies overview

Albertsons Companies, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of food and drug stores in the United States. The company's food and drug retail stores offer grocery products, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, pharmacy, fuel, and other items and services. As of February 27, 2021, it operated 2,277 stores under various banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Haggen, Kings Food Markets, and Balducci's Food Lovers Market; and 1,727 pharmacies, 1,313 in-store branded coffee shops, 400 adjacent fuel centers, 22 distribution centers, and 20 manufacturing facilities, as well as various digital platforms. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Companies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Albertsons Investor Holdings LLC.

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