Whole Foods Market
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 8 (Q2), Whole Foods Market met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Whole Foods Market reported revenue of $2.67 billion. The 19 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $2.67 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.35 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 22 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.59 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q2 were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 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 36.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.72 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.65 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.47.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,147 members out of 4,714 rating the stock outperform, and 567 members rating it underperform. Among 1,466 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,365 give Whole Foods Market a green thumbs-up, and 101 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Whole Foods Market is outperform, with an average price target of $87.18.
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