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  • Last Close 45.66
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Grocery Stores
  • Investment Style Mid Value
  • Day Range 45.40  –  45.87
  • Year Range 41.82  –  50.41
  • Market Cap 32.8440 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.7 Mil /  4.7 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.22
  • Price / Book 3.08
  • Forward Div Yield 2.46%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.34%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis KR

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Kroger Earnings: Divestitures Planned to Stoke Albertson Deal Passage Amid Tough Environment

Dan Wasiolek Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Dan Wasiolek |

Narrow-moat Kroger shares moved up 3% on news it would divest 413-650 Albertson stores to competitor C&S, to meet regulatory concerns of its proposed acquisition of Albertson, allowing for a potential completion early next year. We still see regulatory uncertainty, though, as C&S stands to have 600-750 units, while the combined Kroger/Albertson would have a meaningfully larger 4,600 unit footprint. Apparently, the market concords with our view, with Albertson trading around $24 per share, below Kroger’s $34 per share cash offer.

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Business Description

Kroger is the leading American grocer, with 2,719 supermarkets operating under several banners throughout the country at the end of fiscal 2022. Around 83% of stores have pharmacies, while nearly 60% also sell fuel. The company also operates roughly 120 fine jewelry stores. Kroger features a leading private-label offering and manufactures around 30% of its own-brand units (and more than 40% of its grocery own-label assortment) itself in 33 food production plants nationwide. Kroger is a top-two grocer in most of its major markets (as of early 2021, according to company data). Virtually all of Kroger's sales come from the United States. Kroger has offered to acquire no-moat Albertsons in a $25 billion deal; if the transaction is approved by regulators, it should close in 2024.

1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Industry Grocery Stores
Employees 430,000

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FAQs for The Kroger Co Stock

Yes. KR has a forward dividend yield of 2.54%. See KR’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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KR’s market cap is 32.84 Bil.
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KR’s stock style is Mid Value.
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KR’s price/sales is 0.22.
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KR’s price/forward earnings is 20.38.
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KR’s price/book is 3.08.
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