United Natural Foods Inc

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UNFI : NASDAQ : Services
$46.4 -0.74 | -1.6%
Today's Range: 46.33 - 47.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 538100.0
01/19/17 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


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 ($mil)2278.362076.65
EBITDA ($mil)74.5575.22
EBIT ($mil)53.3458.51
Net Income ($mil)29.2230.13


Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)13.5612.29
Total Assets ($mil)2943.042650.19
Total Debt ($mil)594.3499.56
Equity ($mil)1552.491420.47


Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin16.2515.92
EBITDA Margin3.273.62
Operating Margin2.342.82
Sales Turnover2.953.12
Return on Assets4.245.12
Return on Equity8.049.56
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.52.56
Debt/Capital0.280.26
Interest Expense4.523.75
Interest Coverage11.815.61


Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)50.5850.32
Div / share0.00.0
EPS0.580.6
Book value / share30.6928.23
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume525770.0613723.0

Valuation


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.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
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.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
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.

 

 

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