United Natural Foods
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 26 (Q2), United Natural Foods met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins dropped across the board.
United Natural Foods notched revenue of $1.45 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $1.45 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.29 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.50. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.50 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q2 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q2 were 2.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.45 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 16.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.7%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.6%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.65.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.21.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 282 members out of 321 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 106 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 98 give United Natural Foods a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on United Natural Foods is outperform, with an average price target of $58.87.
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