United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products in the United States and Canada. More Details
Very undervalued with concerning outlook.
Share Price & News
How has United Natural Foods's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: UNFI is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: UNFI's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
US Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: UNFI exceeded the US Consumer Retailing industry which returned 15.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: UNFI exceeded the US Market which returned 33% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is United Natural Foods's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is United Natural Foods 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: UNFI ($36.26) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($150.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: UNFI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: UNFI is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (20.4x).
PE vs Market: UNFI is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.5x) compared to the US market (17.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: UNFI is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: UNFI is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average (2.3x).
How is United Natural Foods forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: UNFI's forecast earnings growth (13.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: UNFI's earnings (13.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: UNFI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: UNFI's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: UNFI's revenue (3.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: UNFI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.5%).
How has United Natural Foods performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: UNFI has a large one-off loss of $97.9M impacting its May 1 2021 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: UNFI became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: UNFI's earnings have declined by 30.5% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: UNFI has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: UNFI has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Retailing industry (25%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: UNFI's Return on Equity (12.1%) is considered low.
How is United Natural Foods's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: UNFI's short term assets ($3.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: UNFI's short term assets ($3.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: UNFI's debt to equity ratio (185%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: UNFI's debt to equity ratio has increased from 30.1% to 185% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: UNFI's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.2%).
Interest Coverage: UNFI's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.5x coverage).
What is United Natural Foods's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate UNFI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate UNFI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UNFI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if UNFI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of UNFI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Sandy Douglas (59 yo)
Mr. James Alexander Miller Douglas, Jr., also known as Sandy, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at United Natural Foods, Inc. since August 9, 2021. Mr. Douglas served as Chief Executive Office...
Experienced Management: UNFI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: UNFI's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: UNFI insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3%.
United Natural Foods, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: United Natural Foods, Inc.
- Ticker: UNFI
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1976
- Industry: Food Distributors
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: US$2.043b
- Shares outstanding: 56.35m
- Website: https://www.unfi.com
Number of Employees
- United Natural Foods, Inc.
- 313 Iron Horse Way
- Rhode Island
- United States
United Natural Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes natural, organic, specialty, produce, and conventional grocery and non-food products in the United States and Canada. It operates in...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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