Latest SUPERVALU Inc News and Updates
Why Did Food Retail Stocks Fall in September?
The food retail sector has been under pressure this year due to concerns about deflation and increasing competition.
Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for SUPERVALU
The Porter’s Five Forces model is extensively used for assessing the nature of competition and attractiveness in an industry.
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.
SuperValu Has Decided to Sell Farm Fresh
SuperValu (SVU) announced on March 14 that it’s selling 21 of its 38 Farm Fresh stores to three grocery store chains.
Why Kroger Stock Tumbled after Fiscal 4Q18 Results
Despite delivering a better-than-expected performance in fiscal 4Q18, Kroger (KR) stock plunged 12.5% on March 8, 2018.
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.
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.
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 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.
Goldman Sachs: Dollar Tree Is the ‘Top Pick’ in Food Retail
Prykull favored dollar stores and called them relatively “immune.” He was particularly positive on Dollar Tree (DLTR) and named the stock as his top pick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analysts’ Maintain Recommendations after SUPERVALU’s 1Q18 Results
A total of ten Wall Street analysts track SUPERVALU stock. The company is rated a 2.5 on a scale of 1 (“strong buy”) to 5 (“sell”).
Wholesale Business Continues to Drive SUPERVALU’s Top Line Growth
SUPERVALU’s (SVU) fiscal 1Q18 sales rose 6.3% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.9 billion, beating analysts’ consensus estimate by $10 million.
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%.
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.
Whole Foods to Witness One of Its Slowest Growth Quarters
WFM will report its fiscal 3Q17 results on July 26, 2017. The premium organic retailer is expected to post top line growth of 0.6% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 3Q17.
Why SVU’s Profitability Is Unlikely to Improve in Fiscal 2018
While the retail food industry has paper-thin margins, SUPERVALU’s (SVU) margins are among the lowest in its peer group.
Discussing SUPERVALU’s Slide
SUPERVALU (SVU) stock fell 50% between 2015 and 2016, and its share price continues to be in the red in 2017.
Supervalu Rose after RBC Capital Reacted to Its Sell-Off
Supervalu (SVU) stock rose ~4% after RBC analysts discussed its sell-off after the Amazon (AMZN) and Whole Foods (WFM) deal.
Wholesale Drives SuperValu’s Top Line, Retail Stays Muted
Wholesale drives SuperValu’s top line As discussed, SuperValu (SVU) reported its 4Q17 results on April 25. The company returned to growth after several quarters of sales decline. The company’s wholesale segment was the key driver of its 1Q17 top line. Sales from this segment stood at $1.8 billion, up 3% YoY (year-over-year). Revenue growth was […]
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 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.
Wall Street Expects a 45% Jump in SVU’s Stock Price
Wall Street is quite positive on Supervalu’s (SVU) stock. Analysts are expecting a 45% rise in SVU’s stock price over the next 12 months.
How Has Supervalu’s Stock Performed?
After falling around 30% in 2016, Supervalu’s (SVU) stock continues to be in the red in 2017.
Kroger Approves New $500 Million Repurchase Plan
Kroger announced a dividend of $0.12 per share on March 9—in-line with the previous quarter. It also announced a new $500 million buyback program.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Sprouts Farmers Market May Not Have the Best Quarter
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) is slated to release its 3Q16 results on Thursday, November 3, 2016, before the market opens. Wall Street is expecting a fall of 19.0% in EPS.
Can Whole Foods Close Fiscal 2016 on a Healthy Note?
Whole Foods Market (WFM) is slated to report its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 (4Q16) after the market closes on November 2.
Kroger’s Same-Store Sales Face This Headwind
Kroger’s (KR) top line of $26.6 billion, a rise of 4% year-over-year, missed the consensus by $220 million.
SFM’s Updated Guidance Triggers a Slide for Supermarket Stocks
Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) guidance revision ahead of the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Global Retailing Conference resulted in a stock price crash for the company on September 7.
A Quick Look at SFM’s Guidance Update for Fiscal 2016
Sprouts Farmers Market has displayed industry-leading earnings growth in the past few years.
How Kroger Is Managing to Hold the Line on Revenue Growth
Kroger (KR) has a strong growth story. The company has grown its top line at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6% in the last five years.
Stock Market Performance and Valuations Summary: SFM versus Peers
Of the 18 analysts who have rated SFM, 12 have recommended a “buy,” and 6 have recommended a “hold.” None of the analysts have a “sell” rating on the stock.
Sprouts Farmers Market Continues with Its Steady Top Line Growth in 2Q16
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported a 14.4% year-over-year increase in its top line and touched the $1 billion figure in quarterly revenues for the first time in 2Q16.
2Q16 Earnings Overview: SFM Beats on Earnings, Misses on Revenue
Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported results for fiscal 2Q16 on August 4, 2016. The value-oriented organic and natural food retailer reported a 14% year-over-year increase in adjusted diluted EPS, beating the consensus by 1 cent.
Supervalu Stock Plummeted on 1Q17 Revenue and Earnings Miss
Supervalu (SVU) reported its fiscal 1Q17 results on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The company missed Wall Street’s estimates for both earnings and revenues.
SuperValu’s Stock Market Performance: A Peer Comparison
SuperValu’s stock is currently trading at $5.36, which is 42% below its 52-week high.
What’s behind Kroger’s Steady Dividends and Share Buybacks?
Kroger follows a long-term financial strategy of using its cash flow from operations to repurchase shares and fund its dividends.
What Key Strategies Does Smart & Final Follow?
Let’s discuss Smart & Final Stores’ (SFS) main strategies regarding pricing, private labels, expansion, distribution, and merchandising.
A Look at SFS’s Largest Segment: The Smart & Final Segment
Under the S&F banner, Smart & Final operated 235 stores as of March 27, 2016, in California, Arizona, and Nevada.
Kroger Failed to Impress, Fell 8% on Sales Miss
Kroger reported its results for 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 on March 3. Its stock price fell 8% after the results. It reported weaker-than-expected fiscal 4Q16 sales.
Sprouts Farmers Markets Wins First Place in Financial Performance
Sprouts Farmers Market has given a consistent financial performance, registering a spectacular top line of 54.8% CAGR between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2014.
Sprouts Farmers Market to Follow a Rapid Expansion Strategy
Sprouts Farmers Market feels that it has lots of room for expansion. It anticipates its store count can increase six-fold, reaching 1,200 stores in the US.
A Closer Look at Sprouts Farmers Market’s Business Strategies
Sprouts has been expanding its private label menu by introducing new and innovative products. As of 3Q15, it offered more than 1,700 private-label items.
SUPERVALU’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
It’s important for investors to understand SUPERVALU’s current strengths and weaknesses as well as its potential opportunities and threats.
Evaluating SUPERVALU’s Return on Assets
As a result of unstable operational and financial performance, SUPERVALU’s return on assets (or ROA) has been quite volatile.
Evaluating SUPERVALU’s Balance Sheet Strength
SUPERVALU has a highly leveraged balance sheet, with debt to total assets of around 60% in fiscal 2015.
A Look at Save-A-Lot: SUPERVALU’s Growth Engine
Save-A-Lot is considered to be the growth engine of SUPERVALU. Its contribution toward the company’s margins is the highest.
Kroger’s Fiscal 2015 Revenue at an All-Time High
Kroger’s (KR) revenue reached an all-time high of $108 billion in fiscal 2015, which ended January 31, 2015, up by 10.3% from fiscal 2014.