United Natural Foods IncFind Ratings Reports
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 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 0.80 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 9.29% 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||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||2278.36||2076.65|
|Net Income ($mil)||29.22||30.13|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||13.56||12.29|
|Total Assets ($mil)||2943.04||2650.19|
|Total Debt ($mil)||594.3||499.56|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.25||15.92|
|Return on Assets||4.24||5.12|
|Return on Equity||8.04||9.56|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||50.58||50.32|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||30.69||28.23|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||525770.0||613723.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 23.24 for the Food & Staples Retailing industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.49. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.54 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.78. 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.
|UNFI 19.08||Peers 23.24||UNFI 8.40||Peers 9.29|
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.
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.
UNFI is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|UNFI 17.53||Peers 18.78||UNFI 9.54||Peers 2.09|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
UNFI is trading at a valuation on par with 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.
|UNFI 1.54||Peers 3.78||UNFI -8.15||Peers 0.18|
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.
|UNFI 0.28||Peers 0.54||UNFI 4.77||Peers 1.37|
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.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
UNFI has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.