Village Super Market
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended July 28 (Q4), Village Super Market beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins shrank.
Village Super Market reported revenue of $369.9 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $357.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $345.0 million.
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 $0.65. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.46 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q4 were 3.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 27.4%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.2%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $358.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.48 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.58.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 125 members out of 130 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 41 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Village Super Market a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
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