Does Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) Have A Risk Factor?

The stock of Albertsons Companies Inc. (NYSE:ACI) increased by increased by $1.31 on Friday to finish at $30.82, up 4.44 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 2,583,100 shares of common stock traded. 22 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a gain of $13.24. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 1,597,845, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 1,546,276.

ACI stock dropped -3.02% since last month. On 10/11/21, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $26.70. The stock touched a high of $34.09 on 09/07/21, after rallying from a low of $13.90 in 52 weeks. The price of ACI stock has risen by 75.31% or $13.24 this year, reaching a new high 22 times. Still, the stock price is down -9.59% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.70. This level actually compares unfavorably with the industry at large, as the PE for the Grocery Stores industry stands at about 18.55. Further, its PE also compares favorably with the Consumer Defensive sector’s trailing 12 months PE ratio, which comes in at 25.23 right now. The PE ratio of Albertsons Companies Inc. has varied between 29.65 and 7.584 in the last five years. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.20, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 7.32, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.64.

Albertsons Companies Inc.’s dividend is $0.40 per share per year. With a dividend yield of 1.30%, ACI has a payout ratio of 6.50%. Company paid $0.12 per share in dividends, an increase of 20.0% from $0.10 last year. A $0.02 dividend increase was reported on Monday October 18 2021.

For the three months ended May 30, Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quick ratio was 0.50, while its current ratio was 1.10, indicating its inability to pay off its debt. The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending May 30 is 4.15, and the total debt to equity ratio is 4.26. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 29.00% percent. Albertsons Companies Inc.’s operating margin stood at 1.80% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $20.41 billion and revenue of $69.69 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. ACI’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 2.70%. There was a 13.00% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 45.30%. ROE has averaged 11.26 in the past year for the broader industry.

Earnings Surprise

According to Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended May 30. A lower net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $16.51 billion, while revenues rose by 4.53% to $21.27 billion. It was predicted that Albertsons Companies Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.89, but it ended up being $0.68, beating the consensus by 30.90%. EBITDA was $1.02 billion for the quarter. At the end of Albertsons Companies Inc.’s most recent quarter ended May 30, its liabilities totaled 25.38 billion, while its total debt was $14.47 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $467.12 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Albertsons Companies Inc.’s (ACI) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 October, the RSI 9-day stood at 64.45%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 34.73% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 73.09% and 56.05% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 1.36. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 91.53%, the RSI (14) reading is 59.03%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 1.00, and the 14-day reading is at 1.27.

Analyst Ratings

Albertsons Companies Inc. (NYSE: ACI) was downgraded by Citigroup to a a Neutral rating in its latest research report. The stock was previously rated as a a Buy. Analysts have assigned Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) an Overweight rating. ACI is a stock that is recommended for selling by 2 brokerage firms, while 9 companies recommend holding. The stock is underweighted by 0 analysts. Among the analysts who rate the stock, 0 rates it overweight and 9 others recommend it as a buy.

What is ACI’s price target for the next 12 months?

The current consensus forecast for the stock is between $24.00 and $42.00, with a median target price of $33.00. In analyzing these forecasts, the average price target given by analysts for Albertsons Companies Inc. (ACI) is $32.76.


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