SUPERVALU INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. SUPERVALU INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.48 which clearly 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 greatly increased by 33.26% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||4204.0||4012.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||79.0||31.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||418.0||72.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||5078.0||4711.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3223.0||3016.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||14.11||14.26|
|Return on Assets||3.52||-26.66|
|Return on Equity||0.0||0.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||258.0||255.0|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||-2.54||-3.85|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||3146871.0||2505121.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.25 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.72. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SUPERVALU INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SVU 23.42||Peers 25.25||SVU 7.23||Peers 12.86|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
SVU is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
SVU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|SVU 15.19||Peers 20.61||SVU 0.01||Peers 1.27|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SVU is trading at a 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.
SVU trades at a significant discount to its peers.
|SVU NM||Peers 3.92||SVU 149.48||Peers 11.78|
Neutral. 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.
SVU's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
SVU is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|SVU 0.17||Peers 0.68||SVU 1.81||Peers 5.66|
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.
SVU 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.
SVU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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