WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 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. WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.82 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 6.74% 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 ($mil)||3632.0||3377.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||153.0||151.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||819.0||905.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6036.0||5734.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||63.0||62.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.52||38.55|
|Return on Assets||10.05||9.97|
|Return on Equity||14.91||15.0|
|Debt||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Share Data||Q3 FY15||Q3 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||358.6||362.7|
|Div / share||0.26||0.12|
|Book value / share||11.35||10.51|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||5363004.0||4154061.0|
HOLD. WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.73 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.03. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.92 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.67 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.12. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average, but above the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|WFM 19.73||Peers 20.73||WFM 9.66||Peers 11.94|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
WFM 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.
WFM is trading at a discount to its peers.
|WFM 18.51||Peers 19.95||WFM 2.80||Peers 0.98|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
WFM is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
WFM trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|WFM 2.92||Peers 4.12||WFM 9.80||Peers 22.94|
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.
WFM 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, WFM is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|WFM 0.78||Peers 0.61||WFM 9.29||Peers 7.95|
Premium. 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.
WFM is trading at a significant premium to its industry.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
WFM has a sales growth rate that exceeds its peers.
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