Sprouts Farmers Market Inc
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Why Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. Is Tanking Over 14%
Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NYSE: SFM) is down over 14% in early trading following its announcement of a leadership change. Here’s what you need to know.
Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Has Risen 14% in 2018
Sprouts Farmers Market’s solid business model and impressive comps growth have enabled the company to deliver healthy returns in the stock market.
Why Sprouts Farmers Market’s Ratings Have Fallen
Sprouts Farmers Market is rated a 2.4 on a scale of one (strong buy) to five (strong sell). The company’s ratings have deteriorated in the past six months.
Wells Fargo Downgraded Sprouts Farmers Market
Wells Fargo downgraded Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) to “market perform” on September 24 from “outperform.”
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Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Rose after Its Q2 2018 Results
Despite delivering average results, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) stock traded higher after the second-quarter earnings on August 2.
Sprouts Farmers Markets Beats by $0.01, Reports in-line Sales
The Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported results for 1Q18 on May 3.
Wall Street’s View of Supervalu ahead of 4Q18 Results
Though Supervalu’s (SVU) stock has delivered below-average performance this year, Wall Street believes there’s scope for revival.
Why Supervalu’s Gross Margin Could Fall Further in 4Q18
Supervalu (SVU) is slated to report its 4Q18 results on April 24. It’s likely to post a 14% YoY (year-over-year) decline in earnings per share.
More Consumer Sector Earnings Released Last Week
Home Depot (HD) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on February 20. Home Depot’s revenue increased 7.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $23.8 billion.
What Analysts Think of Sprouts Farmers Market
There were no recommendation changes from Wall Street analysts on Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) after its 4Q17 results.
Sprouts Receives a Cold Response from Investors Post-4Q17
Despite a strong performance in 4Q17, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) stock plunged 2.3% after the company’s earnings release.
SFM’s Management Looks for More than a 20% Earnings Jump in 2018
After delivering a 15% year-over-year rise in 2017, Sprouts’ management now expects an 11.5%–12.5% YoY rise in its 2018 net sales.
Sprouts Farmers Market Records a 4Q17 Gross Margin Improvement
Sprouts Farmers Market’s adjusted diluted EPS (earnings per share) rose 23% to $0.16, outdoing Wall Street’s expectations by a cent.
Strong Comps, Above-Average Productivity Drive Sprouts’ Top Line
Sprouts Farmers Markets posted a strong 4Q17, with its sales growing more than 16% to $1.1 billion.
Sprouts Delivers 15% Top Line Growth in 2017
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 16.1% YoY (year-over-year) rise in total sales to $1.1 billion during 4Q17.
Sprouts Farmers Market Largely in Line with Expectations in 4Q17
Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 4Q17 results February 22, 2018.
Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Had a Strong Performance
Despite competitive headwinds in the retail food space, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) stock surged 29% during 2017.
Sprouts Farmers Market: 4Q17 Earnings Preview
Sprouts Farmers Market is scheduled to release its 4Q17 results on February 22, 2018, for the three months ending on December 31, 2017.
Is Amazon’s Whole Foods Living up to Expectations?
Amazon paid $13.7 billion to acquire Whole Foods in a move that was viewed as in sync with its expansion into the food business.
Supervalu’s Gross Margin Fell More in 3Q18
Supervalu’s gross profit improved marginally to $411 million during 3Q18. However, the gross margin fell by more than 300 basis points to 10.5% of sales.
Wall Street Changed Its Stance on Food Retailers in 2017
Industry leader Walmart (WMT) emerged as a clear winner in the price war. It even beat dollar stores and became the cheapest retailer in the country.
Food Retailers’ Valuations as They Exit 2017
Kroger stock took a beating in 2017, mainly due to growing pessimism in food retail. It closed the year with a loss of more than 20% in the stock market.
Here’s What Drove Kroger Stock in the 2nd Half of 2017
Kroger (KR) management’s decision to withdraw its long-term guidance forced investors to wonder about the company’s long-term prospects. The stock fell 7.5% on September 8, 2017.
Kroger’s Margins Expected to Deteriorate Further in 3Q18
Kroger’s margins have deteriorated continuously over the last year As mentioned previously, Kroger’s (KR) top line has grown over the last 15 quarters, despite rising competition and other headwinds. However, its profitability has taken a hit in the last year. Kroger’s EPS (earnings per share) have fallen for the last four quarters. The company has sacrificed […]
Sprouts’ 3Q17 Margins Improve, Earnings Beat Expectations
The company’s quarterly earnings per share rose 44% YoY (year-over-year) to 23 cents, beating the Wall Street expectations by five cents.
Analysts Raise Sprouts’ Price Target after 3Q17 Results
Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) strong 3Q17 earnings and guidance revision was well received by the market.
Sprouts Raises Guidance after Strong 3Q17
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 16.4% YoY (year-over-year) increase in total sales to $1.2 billion for the third quarter, which ended in October 2017.
Analysts Remain Positive on Sprouts ahead of 3Q17 Results
Sprouts Farmers’ better ratings reflect its steady performance in terms of healthy margins, consistent same-store sales, and strong earnings.
Sprouts Stock Market Performance Hit by Whole Foods’ Price Cuts
Sprouts Farmer’s Market’s (SFM) stock market performance this year has been quite sensitive to the Whole Foods-Amazon (AMZN) deal that took place in mid-June.
Sprouts’ 3Q17 Earnings to Improve While Gross Margin Remains Flat
During the first six months of 2017, SFM’s EPS rose 12.7% YoY.
Kroger Faces Rating Downgrade from Wall Street after 2Q Results
A total of 26 Wall Street analysts cover Kroger (KR). Out of these analysts, the stock has received a “buy” rating from 31% of analysts.
Kroger’s Guidance Policy Change and the Aftershock
Kroger’s (KR) stock tumbled on September 8 after the supermarket giant announced its plan to scrap the practice of providing long-term guidance.
How Whole Foods’ Price Cuts Could Impact Sprouts Farmers Market
After bleeding in the stock market in 2015 and 2016, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) stock finally bounced back in 2017, rising 27.0% at the end of July 2017. But August turned out to be one of its worst months.
Change in Whole Foods’ Pricing Strategy Starts to Impact Grocers
Amazon (AMZN) announced the acquisition of premium organic and natural food retailer Whole Foods Market on June 16, 2017. The deal sent tremors across the food retail sector.
Here’s Why Grocery Stocks Tumbled Again in August
Grocery stocks continued their challenging run in August as online juggernaut Amazon (AMZN) closed on its acquisition of organic and natural food retailer Whole Foods Market.
Will Amazon’s Strategy of Cutting Grocery Prices Pay Off?
Amazon’s (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM) closed on August 28. Amazon’s first move was to slash grocery prices up to 43%.
Why Wall Street Thinks Kroger Stock Has Upside of 20%
Kroger (KR) is covered by 26 Wall Street analysts. The supermarket giant is currently rated a 2.6 on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (sell).
Kroger Stock Has Lost More than One-Third of Its Value this Year
A challenging retail environment, continuous and rising competition, and Kroger’s inability to drive sales comps and earnings growth have weighed down on the grocer’s stock market performance.
Kroger Getting Ready to Report 2Q18 Results: What to Expect
The Cincinnati-based Kroger (KR) is slated to report its second-quarter 2018 results at 10:00 AM EDT on September 8, 2017.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s 2Q17 Earnings Rose 16%
SFM’s top line is expected to grow 13%–14% based on its sales comp growth of 1.5%–2.0% and 32 new store openings.
Solid Comps, New Store Openings Boost SFM’s 2Q17 Top Line
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 14.7% year-over-year increase in sales to $1.2 billion in 2Q17.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat: Top, Bottom Lines Up
Phoenix, Arizona–based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 2Q17 results on August 3. Total sales for SFM increased 15% year-over-year to $1.2 billion, $17.0 million more than consensus estimates.
No Rating Changes for Whole Foods after 3Q17 Results
Whole Foods Market (WFM) has been the best-performing supermarket stock this year.
WFM Reports 8th Consecutive Same-Store Sales Drop in 3Q17
Whole Foods Market (WFM) posted record sales of $3.7 billion, which was in line with the consensus expectations.
Despite SFM’s Cost, It Has a Better Earnings Potential than Its Peers
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is valued at a one-year forward price-to-earnings ratio (or PE) of 26.0x, which is close to the upper end of its 52-week PE range of 20.0x–27.0x.
What Analysts Recommend for Sprouts Farmers Market before Its 2Q17 Results
According to the latest data compiled by Thomson Reuters, 52% of the analysts recommend buying SFM.
How Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Has Fared in 2017 So Far
On June 16, 2017, Amazon announced its intention to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.4 billion. The deal bolstered Whole Foods Market’s stock price by 29%.
SFM’s Sales Comps to Remain in Positive Territory in 2Q17
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) has successfully survived deflation and rising competition, posting 40 consecutive quarters of positive sales comps.
SFM’s Top-Line Growth Leads the Industry in 2Q17
For fiscal 2017, Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) management expects sales to grow in the 12.5%–13.5% range based on positive same-store sales and 32 new stores.
A Preview of Sprouts Farmers Market ahead of Its 2Q17 Results
Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its 2Q17 results on August 3. Its total sales are expected to rise 12.9% year-over-year to ~$1.2 billion.
Wall Street’s Take on Whole Foods ahead of Fiscal 3Q17
Whole Foods Market (WFM) is covered by 24 Wall Street analysts. The company has a rating of 3 on a scale of 1 (“strong buy”) to 5 (“sell”).
Whole Foods Trades at a Premium to Most Peers Thanks to Amazon
Whole Foods has seen deterioration in its sales comps and earnings over the past few years. Its EPS fell from a rise of 16.7% in fiscal 2013 to a fall of 3.7% in fiscal 2016.
Discussing SUPERVALU’s Slide
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Is Sprouts Farmers Market Next on the Grocery Acquisition List?
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) has gained close to 20% YTD (year-to-date) as of July 6 and is now trading at $22.54, or 15% below its 52-week high price.
Behind Kroger’s Stock Returns ahead of the Fiscal 1Q18 Results
After losing 17% in 2016, Kroger stock has fallen 12.5% on a year-to-date basis.
Inside Kroger’s Fiscal 1Q18 Expectations: An Investor Overview
Kroger (KR) will report its fiscal 1Q18 results on June 15 and is expected to post an 18.6% fall in EPS to $0.57 and total sales of $35.7 billion.
What Analysts Recommend for Sprouts Farmers Market
Of the 21 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market, 57% recommend a “buy” on the company, while 43% recommend a “hold.”
Sprouts’ Gross Margin to Remain Flat in Fiscal 2017
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) delivered industry-leading comps and profitability in fiscal 2014 and 2015.
SFM’s Comps Growth to Remain Muted in Fiscal 2017
Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) management expects deflationary headwinds to continue at least in the first half of 2017.
How Sprouts’ Top Line Looks ahead of 1Q17 Results
After reporting top-line growth of over 20% in fiscal 2014 and 2015, Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) sales rose 13% in fiscal 2016.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s Earnings to Remain Flat in 1Q17
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its financial results for 1Q17 on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
How Supervalu’s Profitability Compares to Peers
After adjusting for certain one-time charges, third quarter net earnings (from continuing operations) stood at $14 million, or $0.05 per diluted share.
Whole Foods Market Rises 10% as Jana Partners Declares Its Stake
Whole Foods Market stock (WFM) spiked as much as 10% on April 10, 2017, after activist investor Jana Partners disclosed its 8.3% stake in the company.
Kroger Stock Slides 4% after Its Fiscal 4Q17 Results
Despite cruising ahead of its revenue and earnings estimates, Kroger (KR) stock fell 4.3% after reporting its fiscal 4Q17 results.
Kroger’s Fiscal 4Q17 EPS Falls 7% as Deflation Hits Margins and Comps
For fiscal 2018, Kroger (KR) guided an EPS range of $2.21–$2.25. At the midpoint, this implies an increment of ~5.2% over the previous year’s earnings.
Analyst Actions after Kroger’s Fiscal 4Q17 Results
Of the 25 analysts that rated Kroger (KR), 56% recommended a “buy,” 36% recommended a “hold,” and only 8% gave a “sell” rating.
Analyzing Kroger’s Fiscal 4Q17 Sales Performance
Kroger (KR), America’s largest supermarket, reported an improvement of 5.5% in total sales to $27.6 billion during fiscal 4Q17.
Despite Challenges, SFM Delivered Industry-Leading Growth in 2016
Fiscal 2016 top line rises 13% Despite ongoing deflationary headwinds throughout 2016, Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) delivered industry-leading top line growth in 2016. The company’s total sales rose 13% to $4 billion during the year. On a 52-week basis, its sales rose 15% YoY (year-over-year), compared to the trailing-12-month top line growths of 1.7%, 4.6%, and […]
Higher Costs Hit Sprouts Farmers Market’s Margins in 4Q16
Sprouts Farmers Market reported its 4Q16 results on February 23, 2017. The company reported quarterly earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.13, outdoing analysts’ estimates by $0.01.
Sprouts Farmers Market Reported another Comps Slowdown in 4Q16
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 6% YoY (year-over-year) rise in its sales to $986 million in 4Q16, ~$11 million higher than analysts’ expectations.
Sprouts Farmers Market Beat Wall Street’s Expectations in 4Q16
Phoenix, Arizona–based Sprouts Farmers Market reported its 4Q16 and 2016 results on February 23, 2017. The results relate to the three-month period that ended on January 1, 2017.
Wall Street’s Sentiment on Kroger Stock Is Positive
In this article, we’ll look at Wall Street analysts’ recommendations and current valuations for Kroger (KR). Kroger is covered by 25 analysts.
What Does Wall Street Think about Sprouts Farmers Market?
Of the 21 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market, 57% have recommended buying the company while 43% recommend holding it.
Sprouts Farmers Market Likely to Post Flat Comps in 4Q16
Sprouts thinks that the deflationary environment could impact its fourth quarter results and is expecting cost deflation of around 1% in the fourth quarter.
What’s Hampering Sprouts Farmers Market’s Top-Line Growth?
After recording more than 20% growth in fiscal 2014 and 2015, Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) sales rose around 15% in the first nine months of 2016.
Sprouts Likely to Witness a Steep Fall in 4Q16 Earnings
Analysts expect Sprouts Farmers Market to post a 33% YoY decline in EPS to 12 cents per share in 4Q16.
Whole Foods Market: Lowest Analyst Ratings in Its Peer Group
Of the 26 analysts that cover WFM, 23% gave it a “buy” recommendation, 50% recommended a “hold,” and 27% recommended a “sell.”
Whole Foods Market’s Fiscal 1Q17 EPS Fell 15% on Higher COGS, SG&A
Whole Foods Market’s (WFM) earnings per share fell 15% year-over-year to $0.39 per share.
Fiscal 1Q17 Earnings: Whole Foods Reports EPS, Misses on Revenues
Whole Foods Market (WFM) reported its results for fiscal 1Q17 on February 8, 2017. The natural food retailer reported earnings per share of $0.39, 15% lower than in fiscal 1Q16.
Comparing Supermarket Stocks: Which Is a Better Buy?
Valuations of most supermarkets have taken a hit as the companies have been severely punished in the stock markets for their poor financial performance and bleak outlooks.
Why Deflation Could Hurt Supermarket Stocks in 2017
The grocery and food retail sector remained under pressure through most of 2016 on concerns of persistent deflation and increasing competition.
How Supermarket Stocks Performed in 2016
Supermarkets (XRT) had a bumpy ride in 2016 as deflationary headwinds negatively impacted their same-store sales and margins.
The Story of Supermarket Stocks and Deflation in 2016
2016 turned out to be a tough year for the US grocery sector. Food deflation crimped the top and bottom lines of major grocers.
Why Supermarket Stocks Fell in 2016
We’ll focus on four supermarkets: Kroger (KR), Whole Foods Market (WFM), Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM), and Supervalu (SVU).
Wall Street Expects Supervalu Stock to Rise 25% in 2017
US grocery retailers were in troubled waters in 2016 as a result of persistent deflation and rising competition.
Wall Street Recommends a ‘Hold’ on Supervalu Stock
Supervalu is currently trading 9.3x its next-12-month earnings as of January 5, 2017.
How Will Supervalu’s Top and Bottom Lines Shape Up in 3Q17?
Supervalu’s (SVU) top line has contracted for the past four quarters. Total revenue is down 4.3% in 1H17 as compared to 1H16.
After 10 Strong Quarters, Kroger’s EPS Likely to Drop in 3Q17
In 2Q17, Kroger (KR) reported a 6.8% YoY (year-over-year) growth in earnings per share (or EPS) to $0.47.
How Does Kroger Stock Compare to Peers?
Kroger (KR) and supermarket peers have delivered unimpressive performances in the stock market this year.
WFM’s Sales Comps and Net Income Slid in Fiscal 4Q16
Whole Foods Market (WFM) reported its results for fiscal 4Q16 on November 2, 2016. The company reported a 1.7% year-over-year increase in its top line to $3.5 billion.
Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings: Whole Foods Market Reports Earnings Beat
Based in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (WFM) reported its results for fiscal 4Q16 on November 2, 2016. The company reported sales of $3.5 billion in fiscal 4Q16, which is in line with the consensus estimates.
Sprouts Farmers Market Stock Fell 11% after Its 3Q16 Earnings
Sprouts Farmers Market’s stock price fell 11.3% after the company reported its results on November 3, 2016.
Analyzing Sprouts Farmers Market’s Margins and Profitability
Despite the slowdown, Sprouts Farmers Market continues to display better margins compared to Kroger (KR) and Supervalu (SVU).
Why Sales Comps Continue to Face Deflationary Headwinds
Sprouts Farmers Market’s sales growth was driven by a 1.3% increase in sales comps and strong new store productivity during 3Q16.
Sprouts Farmers Market Beat Revenue Estimates in 3Q16
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 3Q16 results on November 3, 2016. The results relate to the three-month period ending October 2, 2016.
Deteriorating Health of SFM: Wall Street’s View, Company Guidance
Analysts expect SFM’s EPS to fall 1.2%, to $0.85, in fiscal 2016. But despite a slowdown in earnings, Wall Street is still bullish on the company.
Looking Back at Sprouts Farmers Market’s 2Q16 Results
The second quarter of 2016 turned out to be a strong quarter for Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM). It reported a rise in EPS of 14.0% YoY to $0.25, beating Wall Street estimates by $0.01.