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German (DAX) Food and Staples Retail Industry Analysis

UpdatedFeb 26, 2024
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D0.4%
  • 3M-6.1%
  • 1Y-17.4%
  • YTD-6.9%

The Food and Staples Retail is pretty flat in the last 7 days, but Metro has stood out, gaining 4.2%. Unfortunately though, the industry is down 17% over the past 12 months. Looking forward, earnings are forecast to grow by 47% annually.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the German Food and Staples Retail Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPEAbsolute PEPS
Mon, 26 Feb 2024€6.9b€41.1b€96.3m31.4x71.9x0.2x
Wed, 24 Jan 2024€7.1b€41.0b€488.3m19x14.6x0.2x
Fri, 22 Dec 2023€7.5b€41.0b€488.3m18.1x15.4x0.2x
Sun, 19 Nov 2023€7.7b€41.1b€683.3m19.8x11.2x0.2x
Tue, 17 Oct 2023€9.0b€41.0b€680.8m14.8x13.2x0.2x
Thu, 14 Sep 2023€10.6b€41.0b€668.1m15.3x15.9x0.3x
Sat, 12 Aug 2023€9.4b€41.3b€204.3m15.4x46x0.2x
Mon, 10 Jul 2023€9.3b€41.2b€197.1m15.8x47.4x0.2x
Wed, 07 Jun 2023€8.2b€41.2b€197.1m17.3x41.8x0.2x
Fri, 05 May 2023€8.9b€40.5b€22.8m16.2x388.8x0.2x
Sun, 02 Apr 2023€8.6b€40.3b€76.1m14.8x113.5x0.2x
Tue, 28 Feb 2023€8.5b€40.0b€56.8m14.2x149.2x0.2x
Thu, 26 Jan 2023€8.9b€39.5b-€270,208,000.0014.2x-33.1x0.2x
Sat, 24 Dec 2022€8.2b€39.7b€287.8m14.6x28.5x0.2x
Mon, 21 Nov 2022€8.4b€38.6b-€402,208,000.0013.4x-21x0.2x
Wed, 19 Oct 2022€7.6b€38.1b-€378,167,000.0015.1x-20x0.2x
Fri, 16 Sep 2022€8.7b€38.1b-€378,167,000.0014.1x-22.9x0.2x
Sun, 14 Aug 2022€10.1b€37.0b-€356,623,000.0015.1x-28.4x0.3x
Tue, 12 Jul 2022€10.8b€36.0b€14.7m12.4x736x0.3x
Thu, 09 Jun 2022€11.3b€36.0b€14.7m15.6x770.2x0.3x
Sat, 07 May 2022€11.3b€34.8b€189.1m23.5x59.9x0.3x
Mon, 04 Apr 2022€12.2b€34.3b€265.6m20.7x46.1x0.4x
Wed, 02 Mar 2022€12.5b€33.8b€392.0m17.8x31.9x0.4x
Fri, 28 Jan 2022€15.5b€32.6b€296.0m13.4x52.5x0.5x
Sun, 26 Dec 2021€17.9b€32.6b€296.0m13.5x60.5x0.5x
Tue, 23 Nov 2021€23.8b€31.9b€372.0m30.8x64.1x0.7x
Thu, 21 Oct 2021€4.6b€25.4b€64.4m15.3x71.8x0.2x
Sat, 18 Sep 2021€4.5b€25.4b€64.4m14.6x69.9x0.2x
Mon, 16 Aug 2021€4.8b€25.4b€64.4m14.3x73.9x0.2x
Mon, 31 May 2021€4.4b€24.7b-€143,117,500.0012.5x-30.6x0.2x
Thu, 04 Mar 2021€3.8b€25.6b-€136,053,000.0013.2x-27.9x0.1x
Price to Earnings Ratio


Total Market Cap: €3.8bTotal Earnings: -€136,053,000.00Total Revenue: €25.6bTotal Market Cap vs Earnings and Revenue0%0%0%
German Food and Staples Retail Industry Price to Earnings3Y Average 148.4x202220232024
Current Industry PE
  • Investors are pessimistic on the German Consumer Retailing industry, indicating that they anticipate long term growth rates will be lower than they have historically.
  • The industry is trading at a PE ratio of 71.9x which is lower than its 3-year average PE of 148x.
  • The industry is trading close to its 3-year average PS ratio of 0.26x.
Past Earnings Growth
  • Total earnings for the Consumer Retailing industry have gone up over the last three years, and the industry is now profitable. Revenues have grown 17% per year.
  • This means that more sales are being generated by the industry overall, and subsequently profits are increasing too.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the German Consumer Staples industry?

DE Market1.27%
Consumer Staples1.01%
Food and Staples Retail0.37%
Food Distributors4.19%
Food Retail1.66%
Big Box Super Stores0%
Drug Retail-3.43%
Industry PE
  • Investors are most optimistic about the Food Distributors industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio.
    • Analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 47.1% and investors are willing to pay a premium for that growth.
Forecasted Growth
  • Analysts are most optimistic on the Drug Retail industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 61% over the next 5 years.
  • In contrast, the Food Retail industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 31% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

Which companies have driven the market over the last 7 days?

CompanyLast Price7D1YValuation
HFG HelloFresh€12.614.1%
B4B Metro€5.224.2%
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