What Are Analysts Saying About SpartanNash Company’s (NASDAQ:SPTN) Future?

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In April 2019, SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ:SPTN) announced its earnings update. Overall, analyst consensus outlook appear vastly optimistic, with earnings expected to grow by a high double-digit of 53% in the upcoming year, against the previous 5-year average growth rate of -17%. Presently, with latest-twelve-month earnings at US$33m, we should see this growing to US$51m by 2020. In this article, I’ve outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for SpartanNash in the longer term. Readers that are interested in understanding the company beyond these figures should research its fundamentals here.

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How is SpartanNash going to perform in the near future?

The 6 analysts covering SPTN view its longer term outlook with a positive sentiment. Generally, broker analysts tend to make predictions for up to three years given the lack of visibility beyond this point. To get an idea of the overall earnings growth trend for SPTN, I’ve plotted out each year’s earnings expectations and inserted a line of best fit to determine an annual rate of growth from the slope of this line.

NasdaqGS:SPTN Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 2019
NasdaqGS:SPTN Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 2019

By 2022, SPTN’s earnings should reach US$60m, from current levels of US$33m, resulting in an annual growth rate of 11%. This leads to an EPS of $1.49 in the final year of projections relative to the current EPS of $0.94. Margins are currently sitting at 0.4%, which is expected to expand to 0.7% by 2022.

Next Steps:

Future outlook is only one aspect when you’re building an investment case for a stock. For SpartanNash, I’ve compiled three important aspects you should look at:

  1. Financial Health: Does it have a healthy balance sheet? Take a look at our free balance sheet analysis with six simple checks on key factors like leverage and risk.
  2. Valuation: What is SpartanNash worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether SpartanNash is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other High-Growth Alternatives : Are there other high-growth stocks you could be holding instead of SpartanNash? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large growth potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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