JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR (OTCMKTS:JRONY) and TERNA RETE ELET/ADR (OTCMKTS:TEZNY) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TERNA RETE ELET/ADR has a beta of 0.32, indicating that its share price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.


JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.47 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. TERNA RETE ELET/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR and TERNA RETE ELET/ADR, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR and TERNA RETE ELET/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR $20.47 billion 0.50 $473.63 million N/A N/A
TERNA RETE ELET/ADR $2.33 billion 5.19 N/A N/A N/A

JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than TERNA RETE ELET/ADR.


This table compares JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR and TERNA RETE ELET/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR 2.18% 20.19% 5.58%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of TERNA RETE ELET/ADR shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


JERONIMO MARTIN/ADR beats TERNA RETE ELET/ADR on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.


Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, S.A. operates in the food distribution and specialized retail sectors in Portugal, Poland, and Colombia. The company operates through Portugal Retail; Portugal Cash & Carry; Poland Retail; and Others, Eliminations and Adjustments segments. It operates 2,900 food stores under the Biedronka name; and a chain of 30 pharmacies and 200 drugstores under the Hebe banner in Poland, as well as 532 food stores under the Ara name in Colombia. The company also operates 432 supermarkets under the Pingo Doce banner, including 12 Pingo Doce & Go supermarkets; and 38 cash and carry stores and 4 platforms under the Recheio name in Portugal. In addition, it operates restaurants under the Refeições no Sítio do Costume name; Bem-Estar stores; and petrol stations, as well as offers New Code branded adults' and children's clothing, and Spot branded shoes and accessories. Further, the company operates 22 kiosks and coffee shops under the Jeronymo name; and 24 chocolates and confectionary retail stores under Hussel name. Additionally, the company engages in human resources top management, real estate management and administration, training, and saline brackish waters aquaculture; retail management, consultancy, and logistics activities; the purchase and sale of real estate; growing of crops and farming of animals; retail sale of pharmaceutical, orthopedic, and health and beauty products; manufacture of milk and dairy products; and provision of economic and accounting, business portfolio management, investment management, and financial services. It is also involved in the trading and distribution of consumer goods; retail and wholesale of non-food products; other business support service activities; and provision of services in the area of wholesale and retail distribution. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, S.A. is a subsidiary of Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos, SGPS, S.E.


Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the electricity transmission and dispatching activities in Italy and internationally. It is also involved in the design, development, planning, construction, management, operation, and maintenance of national transmission grid, electricity infrastructures, and high-voltage infrastructures. In addition, the company designs, produces, markets, and repairs industrial and power transformers; develops renewable energy projects; and offers energy solutions, telecommunications, and operation and maintenance services for third parties, as well as undertakes private interconnector projects. Further, it owns the national transmission grid in Italy with approximately 72,800 kilometers of high voltage lines; and 25 interconnection lines. Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

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