United Natural Foods Inc
UNFI Stock Rose 7% after Its Preliminary Q3 Results
United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) stock rose 6.7% in pre-market today at 4:42 AM ET. The company released its preliminary results for the third quarter.
Supervalu Soared 63% Pre-Market on UNFI Acquisition Bid
United Natural Foods (UNFI), a leading distributor of natural and organic foods, announced its intention to acquire supermarket operator and wholesaler Supervalu (SVU) this morning.
SuperValu’s Gross Margin Deteriorates in Fiscal 4Q18
SuperValu’s trailing-12-month gross margin stands at ~12.0% of sales and is among the lowest in the food wholesale group and its retail peer group.
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.
A Look at Supervalu’s Stock Performance and Valuations
Supervalu’s (SVU) stock has failed to please investors for quite some time now. After losing about 70% of its value between 2015 and 2017, the stock has already shed more than 30% so far this year.
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.
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.
Why Supervalu’s Margins Are Deteriorating
Supervalu’s margins are projected to fall more. The gross margin will likely fall by 270 basis points to 10.8% in 3Q18.
Reading SuperValu’s Northcoast Research Downgrade
SVU was downgraded by Northcoast Research to “neutral” from a “buy” rating on October 19. Four other firms lowered their target prices the same day.
Why Supervalu Stock Has an Upside of More than 75%
Ten Wall Street analysts cover Supervalu’s (SVU) stock. The company received a neutral rating of 2.5 from Wall Street. Ratings are on a scale of 1 (strong buy) to 5 (sell).
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.
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.
Wall Street Analysts Are Bullish on Supervalu
Supervalu received 70% “hold” recommendations, 30% “buy” recommendations, and no “sell” recommendations.
Comparing SuperValu’s 4Q17 Margins
SuperValu finally beats earnings estimates in 4Q17 SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.13 in 4Q17, outperforming Wall Street expectations by $0.05. The first earnings beat for the company in 2017, it was largely driven by a better-than-expected top line and an improved gross profit rate. However, EPS were 7% lower than […]
SuperValu Returns to Growth in 4Q17
SuperValu’s top line grows 0.6% in 4Q17 SuperValu’s (SVU) fourth-quarter sales rose 0.6% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.9 billion, beating the consensus estimate by $10 million. The company has missed Wall Street’s top-line estimates for the last six consecutive quarters. Its top line returned to growth after falling for five straight quarters. In 4Q17, sales […]
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.
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.
SVU’s Wholesale Business Finally Enters Green Territory
The Wholesale segment’s fiscal 3Q17 sales got a boost from SVU’s recent agreements with new clients as well as from increased sales in its new stores.
Supervalu Wants to Boost Its Sluggish Wholesale Business
Supervalu (SVU) operates one of the largest wholesale distribution businesses in the US. Wholesale is Supervalu’s largest segment.
Lost Customers Cost Supervalu’s Wholesale Segment Sales in 1Q17
Revenue from the Wholesale segment slid 7.6% YoY to $2.3 billion in fiscal 1Q17 since the segment lost business to other stores.
How Does Calavo Growers Compare to Its Peers?
Calavo Growers (CVGW) has mostly outperformed its peers SYY, FDP, UNFI, and CORE based on PE, PBV, and price-to-sales ratios.
Calavo Growers’ Revenue and Income Rose in Fiscal 4Q15
Yesterday, Calavo Growers (CVGW) reported its earnings for fiscal 4Q15, which ended October 31, 2015. After the report, CVGW fell by 2.3% to close at $49.51 per share.
Company & Industry Overviews
A Key Business Overview of Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts is a value player in the organic grocery sector, selling groceries at competitive prices from small-box stores averaging 28,000–30,000 square feet.
How Does United Natural Foods Compare with Its Peers?
United Natural Foods’ peers outperformed the company based on the PE and PBV ratios. The performances are similar based on the gross profit margin and EPS.