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SpartanNash Co
SPTN : NASDAQ : Services
$21.80 -1.10 | -4.70%
Today's Range: 21.44 - 22.50
Avg. Daily Volume: 156,600
11/30/15 - 12:22 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SPARTANNASH CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. SPARTANNASH CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.63 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.61% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1775.41809.57
EBITDA ($mil)54.1253.67
EBIT ($mil)34.433.72
Net Income ($mil)15.3917.1

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)8.518.05
Total Assets ($mil)1966.351991.27
Total Debt ($mil)547.88556.88
Equity ($mil)778.6744.25

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin14.5914.45
EBITDA Margin3.042.96
Operating Margin1.941.86
Sales Turnover3.993.56
Return on Assets2.941.6
Return on Equity7.454.38
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.81.77
Interest Expense4.985.47
Interest Coverage6.96.17

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.637.63
Div / share0.140.12
Book value / share20.7119.78
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume162926.0176565.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.16 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 22.01. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.09 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.78 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.68. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SPARTANNASH CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SPTN 14.64 Peers 20.16   SPTN 5.55 Peers 11.80

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SPTN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

SPTN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SPTN 11.19 Peers 18.66   SPTN 0.68 Peers 2.27

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

SPTN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

SPTN trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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SPTN 1.09 Peers 3.68   SPTN 102.63 Peers 29.81

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SPTN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

SPTN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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SPTN 0.11 Peers 0.56   SPTN 10.79 Peers 9.87

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

SPTN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

SPTN is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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