United Natural Foods Inc

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UNFI : NASDAQ : Services
$39.20 -0.16 | -0.42%
Today's Range: 38.98 - 39.64
Avg. Daily Volume: 619,200
09/29/16 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC'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, representing a decrease to the bottom line. UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.82 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 increased by 9.66% 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 ($mil)2213.822061.31
EBITDA ($mil)84.8882.08
EBIT ($mil)64.8465.49
Net Income ($mil)34.6836.1


Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)18.5917.38
Total Assets ($mil)2852.162550.19
Total Debt ($mil)600.11549.39
Equity ($mil)1519.51385.53


Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin16.5116.15
EBITDA Margin3.833.98
Operating Margin2.933.18
Sales Turnover2.973.21
Return on Assets4.45.44
Return on Equity8.2710.01
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.62.93
Debt/Capital0.280.28
Interest Expense4.533.77
Interest Coverage14.3317.38


Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)50.3850.1
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.690.72
Book value / share30.1627.66
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume651951.0739162.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 20.79 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.19. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.32 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.39. The current price-to-sales ratio is well below the S&P 500 average and is also below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC proves to trade at a discount 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
UNFI 15.87 Peers 20.79   UNFI 6.74 Peers 9.75

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

UNFI is trading at a 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.

UNFI is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
UNFI 14.38 Peers 19.13   UNFI 3.97 Peers 2.00

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

UNFI is trading at a discount 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.

UNFI 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
UNFI 1.32 Peers 3.39   UNFI -9.43 Peers -9.23

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.

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

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
UNFI 0.24 Peers 0.53   UNFI 3.36 Peers 4.01

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.

UNFI 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.

UNFI trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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