United Natural Foods (Nasdaq: UNFI ) reported earnings on May 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 27 (Q3), United Natural Foods met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins contracted across the board.
United Natural Foods notched revenue of $1.57 billion. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $1.56 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.39 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 $0.64. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.64 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q3 were 8.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.59 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 16.8%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.60 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $6.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.18.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 284 members out of 323 rating the stock outperform, and 39 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 100 give United Natural Foods a green thumbs-up, and seven 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 $57.83.
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