UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased 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. UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.93 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.43% 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 ($mil)||2061.31||1764.67|
|Net Income ($mil)||36.1||33.38|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||17.38||16.12|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2550.19||2297.23|
|Total Debt ($mil)||549.39||449.16|
|Profitability||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.15||17.2|
|Return on Assets||5.44||5.46|
|Return on Equity||10.01||10.09|
|Debt||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Share Data||Q4 FY15||Q4 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.1||49.77|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||27.66||24.98|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||880410.0||584758.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 19.84 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.70 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.46. 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, UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|UNFI 17.08||Peers 19.84||UNFI 48.34||Peers 11.11|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
UNFI is trading at a discount 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 14.40||Peers 18.56||UNFI 2.95||Peers 1.59|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
UNFI is trading at a discount 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 1.70||Peers 3.46||UNFI 9.52||Peers 14.70|
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 0.29||Peers 0.58||UNFI 20.60||Peers 7.47|
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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