UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 12.67% 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 ($mil)||2114.64||1781.73|
|Net Income ($mil)||41.75||36.39|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||23.94||16.58|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2558.32||2037.9|
|Total Debt ($mil)||549.41||302.22|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.24||17.43|
|Return on Assets||5.31||6.09|
|Return on Equity||10.05||10.34|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.09||49.65|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||27.01||24.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||780072.0||418837.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.72 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.20. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.69 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.47. 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 16.80||Peers 21.72||UNFI 29.44||Peers 12.79|
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 15.00||Peers 21.15||UNFI 1.25||Peers 1.08|
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 premium to its peers.
|UNFI 1.69||Peers 4.47||UNFI 8.40||Peers 26.20|
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 0.67||UNFI 18.36||Peers 8.55|
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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