Contrasting of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) and Its Competitors

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is a company in the Personal Products industry and that’s how we contrast it to its rivals. The comparing will be based on the profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

The Procter & Gamble Company has 63.9% of its shares owned by institutional investors and an average of 52.46% institutional ownership for its rivals. On other hand The Procter & Gamble Company has 0.1% of its shares owned by company insiders and an average of 5.46% insiders ownership for its rivals.


On first table we have The Procter & Gamble Company and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Procter & Gamble Company 15.72% 20.10% 8.70%
Industry Average 5.33% 38.00% 11.00%

Valuation and Earnings

In next table we are comparing The Procter & Gamble Company and its rivals’ top-line revenue, valuation and net profit.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
The Procter & Gamble Company 10.52B 66.91B 24.04
Industry Average 893.93M 16.77B 36.17

The Procter & Gamble Company has lower P/E Ratio, but higher revenue than its rivals. The company has a lower P/E ratio which is presently more affordable in contrast to its rivals.

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 provides summary of current ratings for The Procter & Gamble Company and its rivals.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Procter & Gamble Company 0 4 6 2.60
Industry Average 1.67 3.08 2.31 2.42

With consensus target price of $96.2, The Procter & Gamble Company has a potential downside of -6.09%. As a group, Personal Products companies have a potential upside of 68.98%. Based on the data shown earlier, The Procter & Gamble Company is looking more favorable than its rivals, analysts’ opionion.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of The Procter & Gamble Company and its rivals.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
The Procter & Gamble Company -0.7% 2.49% 6.3% 18.42% 25.63% 7.56%
Industry Average 1.42% 10.08% 13.26% 17.21% 41.23% 19.56%

For the past year The Procter & Gamble Company’s stock price has smaller growth than the average for its rivals.


The Procter & Gamble Company has a Current Ratio of 0.8 and a Quick Ratio of 0.6. Competitively, The Procter & Gamble Company’s rivals Current Ratio is 2.22 and has 1.69 Quick Ratio. The Procter & Gamble Company’s rivals have better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than The Procter & Gamble Company.

Volatility and Risk

The Procter & Gamble Company is 63.00% less volatile than S&P 500 because the stock has a beta of 0.37. Competitively, The Procter & Gamble Company’s rivals are 17.30% less volatile than S&P 500, because of the 0.83 beta.


$2.84 per share with a dividend yield of 2.8% is the annual dividend that The Procter & Gamble Company pays. On the other side, 4.03% is the dividend yield of The Procter & Gamble Company’s rivals.


The Procter & Gamble Company’s rivals show that they’re better in 6 of the 7 factors compared to the company itself.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The companyÂ’s Beauty segment offers hair care products, including conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and skin and personal care products, such as antiperspirant and deodorant, personal cleansing, and skin care products. It markets its products under Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Rejoice, Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, and SK-II brands. The companyÂ’s Grooming segment provides shave care products comprising female and male blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and other shave care products; and appliances that include electric razors and epilators under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, Prestobarba, and Venus brands. Its Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamin/mineral/supplement, and other personal health care products under the Crest, Oral-B, Prilosec, and Vicks brands. The companyÂ’s Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents; and air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Ariel, Downy, Gain, Tide, Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. Its Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby wipes, diapers, and pants; adult incontinence and feminine care products; and paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper under the Luvs, Pampers, Always, Tampax, Bounty, and Charmin brands. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores, and pharmacies. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.