UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.90 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.63% 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||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2024.25||1646.04|
|Net Income ($mil)||27.84||27.95|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||27.47||14.58|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2510.89||1950.98|
|Total Debt ($mil)||555.0||274.51|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||15.93||17.01|
|Return on Assets||5.2||6.12|
|Return on Equity||10.0||10.3|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.07||49.62|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||26.08||23.36|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||462566.0||336766.0|
BUY. UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 23.38 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.83. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.61 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.88 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.55. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|UNFI 26.07||Peers 23.38||UNFI 73.98||Peers 12.76|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
UNFI is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
UNFI is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
|UNFI 20.37||Peers 20.39||UNFI 1.55||Peers 1.15|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
UNFI is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. 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.
UNFI trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|UNFI 2.61||Peers 5.55||UNFI 8.29||Peers 18.42|
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.
UNFI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, UNFI is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|UNFI 0.45||Peers 0.66||UNFI 17.16||Peers 7.27|
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.
UNFI is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
UNFI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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