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Executive Summary

SpartanNash Company distributes and retails grocery products. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer and good value.

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Share Price & News

How has SpartanNash's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: SPTN has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Consumer Retailing


US Market

1 Year Return




US Consumer Retailing


US Market

Return vs Industry: SPTN exceeded the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 13.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: SPTN exceeded the US Market which returned 11.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-7.7%-3.0%-4.6%
30 Day17.0%1.9%-0.9%
90 Day-8.8%6.6%2.2%
1 Year53.9%46.5%15.4%13.6%14.0%11.5%
3 Year-15.4%-26.1%58.2%49.4%34.5%25.6%
5 Year-19.4%-32.6%91.0%71.7%73.0%53.6%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is SpartanNash's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is SpartanNash undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: SPTN ($19.18) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($49.03)

Significantly Below Fair Value: SPTN is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: SPTN's PE Ratio (14.1x) is in line with the US Consumer Retailing industry average.

PE vs Market: SPTN is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.1x) compared to the US market (18.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: SPTN is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: SPTN is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (1.5x).

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Future Growth

How is SpartanNash forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: SPTN's forecast earnings growth (3.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: SPTN's earnings (3.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22% per year).

High Growth Earnings: SPTN's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: SPTN's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: SPTN's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.9% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: SPTN's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (8.9%).

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Past Performance

How has SpartanNash performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: SPTN has a large one-off loss of $23.1M impacting its July 11 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: SPTN's current net profit margins (0.5%) are higher than last year (0.05%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: SPTN's earnings have declined by 24.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: SPTN's earnings growth over the past year (974.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-24.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: SPTN earnings growth over the past year (974.1%) exceeded the Consumer Retailing industry 52.6%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: SPTN's Return on Equity (6.9%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is SpartanNash's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: SPTN's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($677.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: SPTN's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($909.9M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: SPTN's debt to equity ratio (78.6%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: SPTN's debt to equity ratio has increased from 70.2% to 78.6% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: SPTN's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (49.2%).

Interest Coverage: SPTN's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is SpartanNash current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: SPTN's dividend (4.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.71%).

High Dividend: SPTN's dividend (4.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.86%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: SPTN's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: SPTN's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (56.4%), SPTN's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: SPTN's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42.3% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Tony Sarsam (58 yo)



Mr. Tony B. Sarsam has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at SpartanNash Company since September 21, 2020. Mr. Sarsam was the Chief Executive Officer of Ready Pac Produce, Inc. from Octob ...

Leadership Team

Mark Shamber
Executive VP & CFO3.08yrsUS$953.37k0.16%
$ 1.1m
Kathleen Mahoney
Executive VP4.92yrsUS$982.12k0.22%
$ 1.5m
Yvonne Trupiano
Executive VP2.58yrsUS$713.42k0.11%
$ 724.8k
Lori Raya
Executive VP & Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer1.58yrsUS$736.81k0.069%
$ 459.2k
Tony Sarsam
President0.083yrno data0.064%
$ 428.0k
Tammy Hurley
Chief Accounting Officer & VP of Finance4.17yrsno data0.070%
$ 468.4k
Arif Dar
Chief Information Officer & Senior VP1.75yrsno data0.048%
$ 321.5k
Bill Jacobs
Vice President of Treasury & Corporate Development3.58yrsno datano data
Tom Lee
Senior VP & Chief Supply Chain Officer3.42yrsno datano data
Thomas Swanson
Executive VP & GM of Corporate Retail2yrsno data0.065%
$ 432.0k
Joseph McQuesten
Senior Vice President of Center Store & Fresh Merchandising2yrsno datano data
Walter Lentz
Executive VP & President of Food Distribution1.42yrsno data0.081%
$ 538.9k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: SPTN's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Tony Sarsam
President0.083yrno data0.064%
$ 428.0k
Yvonne Jackson
Independent Director10yrsUS$233.95k0.11%
$ 723.5k
Margaret Atkins
Independent Director17.17yrsUS$241.45k0.10%
$ 692.6k
Douglas Hacker
Lead Independent Director2.42yrsUS$238.95k0.13%
$ 838.0k
Elizabeth Nickels
Independent Director20.17yrsUS$214.57k0.12%
$ 775.6k
William Voss
Independent Director6.92yrsUS$228.95k0.11%
$ 734.7k
Matthew Mannelly
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$208.32k0.054%
$ 358.4k
Dennis Eidson
$ 3.9m
Frank Gambino
Independent Director17.17yrsUS$208.95k0.15%
$ 1.0m
Hawthorne Proctor
Independent Director6.92yrsUS$208.95k0.083%
$ 557.0k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: SPTN's board of directors are considered experienced (6.9 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

SpartanNash Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: SpartanNash Company
  • Ticker: SPTN
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1917
  • Industry: Food Distributors
  • Sector: Consumer Retailing
  • Market Cap: US$668.470m
  • Shares outstanding: 34.85m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • SpartanNash Company
  • 850 76th Street, S.W.
  • PO Box 8700
  • Grand Rapids
  • Michigan
  • 49518
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
SPTNNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 2000
SRJDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 2000


SpartanNash Company distributes and retails grocery products. It operates in three segments: Food Distribution, Military, and Retail. The Food Distribution segment offers approximately 52,000 stock-keeping ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/29 00:11
End of Day Share Price2020/10/28 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/28

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.