The Jerónimo Martins Group was considered one of the largest world retailers in the Global Powers of Retailing 2012 ranking, which has just been published by Deloitte and STORES media, based on publicly available data for fiscal 2010.
For the first time, Jerónimo Martins is among the Top 30 retailers by “Q ratio”, in 29th place with a ratio of 1.91. This indicator is obtained by dividing a company’s market capitalisation by its tangible assets. When the ratio is greater than one, it means that the capital market believes that part of a company’s value comes from its non-tangible assets, not recognised on the Balance Sheet, particularly brand equity, differentiation, innovation, customer experience, market dominance, customer loyalty and skilful execution. A high “Q ratio” is reflected in brands with a strong identity that offer consumers a superior experience shopping clearly differentiated from competitors.
In the group of the 50 retailers with the fastest growth over the last five years, Jerónimo Martins is in 21st place, six places higher than last year. While the average annual sales growth among these 50 retailers was 14.6%, in the Jerónimo Martins Group this indicator was 19%.
In the general ranking of the 250 largest retailers in the world, the Group is now in 81st place, four places higher than in the previous year. This ranking is based on various economic indicators, including total revenue, retail sales and net income.