This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Whole Foods Market Inc
WFM : NASDAQ : Services
$36.81 -0.04 | -0.11%
Today's Range: 36.31 - 36.82
Avg. Daily Volume: 7,708,800
07/23/14 - 2:46 PM ET

Financial Analysis


WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2014 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. While sales increased, net income has remained unchanged. WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.14 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 11.12% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. To learn more visit www.TheStreetRatings.com.



Income Statement Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Net Sales ($mil)3322.03027.0
EBITDA ($mil)318.0305.0
EBIT ($mil)231.0228.0
Net Income ($mil)142.0142.0


Balance Sheet Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1193.01188.0
Total Assets ($mil)5894.05181.0
Total Debt ($mil)62.027.0
Equity ($mil)4036.03632.0


Profitability Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Gross Profit Margin38.4738.92
EBITDA Margin9.5710.07
Operating Margin6.957.53
Sales Turnover2.312.42
Return on Assets9.559.98
Return on Equity13.9414.25
Debt Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Current Ratio1.71.95
Debt/Capital0.020.01
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q2 FY14 Q2 FY13
Shares outstanding (mil)371.4370.4
Div / share0.120.1
EPS0.380.38
Book value / share10.879.81
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume7700041.04535151.0

Valuation


BUY. WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 21.55 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.42. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.38 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.68 and a premium versus the industry average of 3.30. 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 premium to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WFM 24.50 Peers 21.55   WFM 13.20 Peers 13.26

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

WFM is trading at a premium to 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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WFM 21.12 Peers 18.38   WFM 6.00 Peers 2.15

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 significant 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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
WFM 3.38 Peers 3.30   WFM 8.30 Peers 2.33

Average. 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 valuation on par with its peers.

 

Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

WFM is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
WFM 1.00 Peers 0.58   WFM 8.58 Peers 3.32

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.

 

 

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV

Latest Stock Upgrades/Downgrades

Brokerage Partners


Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs