SpartanNash Co

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SPTN : NASDAQ : Services
$36.8 | %
Today's Range: 36.48 - 37.72
Avg. Daily Volume: 186500.0
04/28/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SPARTANNASH CO's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. SPARTANNASH CO has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.62 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.37% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)1828.181768.03
EBITDA ($mil)54.0653.6
EBIT ($mil)35.7435.23
Net Income ($mil)12.8516.73

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)24.3522.72
Total Assets ($mil)1930.341925.45
Total Debt ($mil)431.1494.98
Equity ($mil)825.41790.78

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin14.1814.61
EBITDA Margin2.953.03
Operating Margin1.961.99
Sales Turnover4.013.97
Return on Assets2.943.25
Return on Equity6.917.98
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.771.81
Interest Expense4.45.19
Interest Coverage8.126.78

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)37.5437.6
Div / share0.150.14
Book value / share21.9921.03
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume185019.0194356.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 22.51 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 25.27. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.72 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.03 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.82. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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premium   discount
SPTN 24.71 Peers 22.51   SPTN 9.23 Peers 9.98

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

SPTN 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.

SPTN is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
SPTN 15.52 Peers 21.92   SPTN 0.48 Peers 2.36

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

SPTN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

SPTN trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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lower   higher
SPTN 1.72 Peers 3.82   SPTN -8.93 Peers 4.41

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.

SPTN 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, SPTN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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SPTN 0.18 Peers 0.56   SPTN 1.07 Peers 0.62

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.

SPTN 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.

SPTN has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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