WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC's gross profit margin for the second 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 0.84 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 remained unchanged 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 ($mil)||3648.0||3322.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||159.0||142.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||903.0||1193.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||6052.0||5894.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||63.0||62.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.68||38.47|
|Return on Assets||9.99||9.55|
|Return on Equity||15.0||13.94|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||360.3||371.4|
|Div / share||0.13||0.12|
|Book value / share||11.19||10.87|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||4005990.0||3884340.0|
BUY. WHOLE FOODS MARKET 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. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.80 indicates a premium versus 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, but above the industry average. The valuation analysis reveals that, WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|WFM 25.64||Peers 23.38||WFM 12.82||Peers 12.76|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|WFM 22.28||Peers 20.39||WFM 2.35||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.
WFM 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.
WFM trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|WFM 3.80||Peers 5.55||WFM 10.66||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.
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 1.03||Peers 0.66||WFM 9.98||Peers 7.27|
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 significantly exceeds its peers.
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