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U.S. Food and Staples Retail Industry Analysis

UpdatedDec 07, 2021
DataAggregated Company Financials
  • 7D0.4%
  • 3M0.9%
  • 1Y9.9%
  • YTD10.6%

Over the last 7 days, the Food and Staples Retail industry has remained flat, although notably Walgreens Boots Alliance gained 7.7%. As for the the longer term, the industry is up 9.9% over the past 12 months.

Industry Valuation and Performance

Has the U.S. Food and Staples Retail Industry valuation changed over the past few years?

DateMarket CapRevenueEarningsPE
Thu, 09 Dec 2021US$806.8bUS$1.4tUS$17.0b21.7x
Sat, 06 Nov 2021US$838.5bUS$1.3tUS$19.3b21.7x
Mon, 04 Oct 2021US$759.1bUS$1.3tUS$19.5b19.6x
Wed, 01 Sep 2021US$801.6bUS$1.3tUS$19.4b21.7x
Thu, 08 Jul 2021US$752.2bUS$1.3tUS$20.9b17.2x
Wed, 31 Mar 2021US$706.8bUS$1.3tUS$21.2b14.8x
Sat, 02 Jan 2021US$716.8bUS$1.2tUS$27.4b14.2x
Tue, 06 Oct 2020US$647.8bUS$1.2tUS$26.0b13.4x
Fri, 10 Jul 2020US$573.5bUS$1.1tUS$22.4b18.7x
Thu, 02 Apr 2020US$560.1bUS$1.1tUS$24.8b20.7x
Sun, 05 Jan 2020US$622.3bUS$1.1tUS$25.3b24.7x
Wed, 09 Oct 2019US$609.7bUS$1.1tUS$24.2b23.9x
Tue, 02 Jul 2019US$566.1bUS$1.1tUS$20.5b20.6x
Fri, 05 Apr 2019US$528.3bUS$1.1tUS$20.1b18.5x
Mon, 07 Jan 2019US$506.5bUS$1.1tUS$19.5b18.9x
PE Ratio


Total Market Cap: US$506.5bTotal Earnings: US$19.5bTotal Revenue: US$1.1t0%0%0%3 Year10 Year

Current Industry PE: Investors are relatively neutral on the industry at the moment, considering it's trading close to its 3-year average PE ratio of 19.1x. It appears they believe that earnings will grow in-line with historical growth rates.

Past Earnings Growth: The earnings for companies in the Consumer Retailing industry have declined 4.4% per year over the last three years, while revenues for these companies have grown 7.5% per year. This means that although more sales are being generated, either the cost of doing business or the level of investment back into businesses has increased, which has decreased profits.

Industry Trends

Which industries have driven the changes within the U.S. Food and Staples Retail industry?

Drug Retail7.42%
Food Distributors5.15%
Food Retail2.19%
Big Box Super Stores-0.67%

Industry PE: Investors are most optimistic about the Big Box Super Stores industry which is trading above its 3-year average PE ratio of 28.8x. However analysts are expecting annual earnings growth of 11%, which is lower than the prior year's growth of 19% per year. So the market might believe that analysts are underestimating future growth. Meanwhile, investors are most pessimistic about the Food Retail industry, which is trading close to its 3-year average of 15.6x.

Forecasted Growth: Analysts are most optimistic on the Food Distributors industry, expecting annual earnings growth of 21% over the next 5 years. This is better than its past earnings decline of 0.8% per year. Meanwhile, the Food Retail industry is expected to see its earnings grow by 10% per year over the next few years.

Top Stock Gainers and Losers

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

WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance10.9%+US$4.1b16.1%PE21x
SYY Sysco8.0%+US$2.8b-3.8%PE55x
KR Kroger6.5%+US$1.7b37.2%PE32.1x
PFGC Performance Food Group18.7%+US$1.1b-3.0%PE154.9x
USFD US Foods Holding13.1%+US$877.8m1.1%PE194.6x
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