This Day On The Street
Continue to site
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

Whole Foods Market Reports Third Quarter Results

Year to date, the Company has produced $818 million in cash flow from operations and invested $377 million in capital expenditures, of which $226 million related to new stores. This resulted in free cash flow of $441 million. In addition, the Company has paid $471 million in quarterly and special dividends to shareholders and repurchased $88 million of common stock.

The following table shows the Company's results for the fiscal year for certain line items compared to its historical three-year ranges and averages. Sales growth for fiscal year 2012 is adjusted to be on a 52-to-52 week basis.
  FY10-FY12 Results  FY13  
  Low High Average YTD
Sales growth 12.1% 13.5% 12.6% 13.1%
Comparable store sales growth 7.1% 8.7% 8.1% 7.2%
Identical store sales growth 6.5% 8.4% 7.8% 6.9%
Ending square footage growth 5.3% 7.6% 6.4% 7.1%
Percent of sales from new & relocated stores 4.2% 5.8% 5.1% 5.6%
Gross profit 34.8% 35.5% 35.1% 35.9%
Direct store expenses 25.5% 26.4% 25.9% 25.4%
Store contribution 8.4% 10.0% 9.2% 10.5%
G&A expenses 3.0% 3.2% 3.1% 3.0%

Growth and Development

The Company opened four stores in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Company has opened four stores so far and expects to open eight additional stores. The Company currently has 355 stores open totaling approximately 13.5 million square feet.  

3 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

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
Stocks Under $10

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

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

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
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.99 0.00%
FB $102.01 0.00%
GOOG $682.40 0.00%
TSLA $151.04 0.00%
YHOO $27.04 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 15,973.84 +313.66 2.00%
S&P 500 1,864.78 +35.70 1.95%
NASDAQ 4,337.5120 +70.6750 1.66%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs