The third-biggest US grocery store chain SUPERVALU INC (NYSE:SVU) is offering private- equity customers the major reduction of any supermarket chain in America.
Shares of Supervalu moved down to a 30 year record low current week, lowering its valuation to 3.9 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Bloomberg gathered data confirmed that it’s the biggest drop since at least 1990 and cheaper than all other United States food retailers.
Whereas the grocery store chain company has seven times as much debt as its market value and is mired in its worst sales crop as Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (NYSE:WMT) grab a bigger share of grocery revenue, Barclays Plc mentions the corporation could still attract buyout companies with its cash flow and control a 50% premium.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) fell -2.81% to settle at $17.65, The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) moved down -0.98% to end at $21.29 while Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) plunged -1.54% to finish on Wednesday at $89.90.
SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) last session volume of 9.22 million shares was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 5.98 million shares. The stock after opening at $4.25 hit high price of $4.35 and then closed at $4.27 by scoring +2.15%.
SVU generated revenue of 36.10 billion in the following twelve months and earned -$1040.00 million. The Company showed a negative -2.88% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained -1.44%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -0.71%.
The SVU past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.03 and price to cash ratio remained 5.81. As far as the returns are concern, the SVU return on equity was recorded as -152.83% and dropped -11.28% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at -8.06%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -4.90% which was maintained for the month at -18.98%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -28.95% and for the year was -47.86% while the YTD performance remained at -45.74%.
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