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SpartanNash Co
SPTN : NASDAQ : Services
$28.12 up0.42 | 1.52%
Today's Range: 27.63 - 28.27
Avg. Daily Volume: 220,300
05/02/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


SPARTANNASH CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. SPARTANNASH CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.70 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.82% 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 Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)1768.031962.59
EBITDA ($mil)53.653.44
EBIT ($mil)35.2333.37
Net Income ($mil)16.7311.87


Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)22.726.44
Total Assets ($mil)1925.451932.28
Total Debt ($mil)494.98570.27
Equity ($mil)790.78747.25


Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin14.6114.38
EBITDA Margin3.032.72
Operating Margin1.991.7
Sales Turnover3.974.1
Return on Assets3.253.03
Return on Equity7.987.91
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio1.811.9
Debt/Capital0.390.43
Interest Expense5.196.0
Interest Coverage6.785.56


Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)37.637.52
Div / share0.140.12
EPS0.460.32
Book value / share21.0319.91
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume220557.0220512.0

Valuation


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.88 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 23.99. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.34 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.62. 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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SPTN 16.73 Peers 21.88   SPTN 4.83 Peers 11.28

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

SPTN is trading at a 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SPTN 12.71 Peers 19.73   SPTN 0.63 Peers 1.43

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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SPTN 1.34 Peers 3.62   SPTN 7.69 Peers 4.22

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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SPTN 0.14 Peers 0.55   SPTN -3.34 Peers 8.13

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.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

SPTN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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