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SVU : NYSE : Services
$3.74 | %
Today's Range: 3.675 - 3.7875
Avg. Daily Volume: 4195100.0
03/24/17 - 4:03 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SUPERVALU INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. SUPERVALU INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.19 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity decreased from the same period a year ago, despite already having very weak liquidity to begin with. This would indicate deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 42.92% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)3003.03045.0
EBITDA ($mil)105.0123.0
EBIT ($mil)57.074.0
Net Income ($mil)-26.034.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)47.0134.0
Total Assets ($mil)4474.04643.0
Total Debt ($mil)2545.02714.0
Equity ($mil)-258.0-452.0

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin13.5514.32
EBITDA Margin3.494.03
Operating Margin1.92.43
Sales Turnover3.023.1
Return on Assets2.33.55
Return on Equity0.00.0
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.711.05
Interest Expense40.045.0
Interest Coverage1.431.64

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)268.0265.0
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share-0.96-1.71
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume4047827.03637808.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 21.90 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.73. Normally, for additional comaprison, we would look at the price-to-book ratio; however, this company's price-to-book ratio is negative making the value useless for comparisons. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, SUPERVALU INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SVU 13.88 Peers 21.90   SVU 2.38 Peers 9.68

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SVU is trading at a significant discount to 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.

SVU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SVU 8.16 Peers 18.68   SVU NM Peers 2.28

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

SVU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

SVU's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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SVU NM Peers 3.70   SVU -19.36 Peers -0.99

Neutral. 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.

SVU's P/B is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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

However, SVU 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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SVU 0.07 Peers 0.55   SVU -6.14 Peers 1.38

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.

SVU is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

SVU significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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