|By Nathan Young|
Whole Foods is a grocery store chain that focuses on organic and health eating options. Often jokingly called whole paychecks, the store does cater to the well to do as prices are higher than a traditional store such as Wal-Mart or Kroger. Despite the higher prices, people shop there and rave about their products. As long as health is an issue in the United States, this type of company is in a position to succeed. Now, let us take a look at the most recent numbers to confirm if the company is in fact succeeding.
Taking a look at the 8-K report, we can view the first quarter results for Whole Foods. The company produced record sales of $4.9 billion and delivered GAAP earnings per share of $0.30 and adjusted earnings per share of $0.39. The growth strategy has also been reset and the company has accelerated the timeline for category management rollout. These are all great signs for potential investors, which should indicate that company is doing well. There are other numbers to dive into, but these surface numbers are very encouraging.
Now, taking a look at the chart using the monthly time frame, we can see that price is stuck in a range that has yet to be broken over the last couple years. This could indicate a couple things, with the first being price might have found the sweet spot so to speak. Secondly, this could indicate that investors are waiting for a certain number or growth indicate before pushing the stock higher. At any rate, be sure to dive deep into the financials as this can indicate where the stock may want to go in the future.
Being in the food industry brings certain risks, and the 10-K report will fully cover risks that could affect the company. For now, here are a couple to keep in mind while completing your research. First, the company is subject to macro economic conditions due the to pricing of their products. People may begin shopping elsewhere if they fear their cash flow may be compromised due to a slow economy. Secondly, they have to ensure their products are of the upmost quality as people come to expect that from Whole Foods. They’ve built a brand image and they have to uphold it if they want succeed.
The potential is here for Whole Foods to grow, but it’ll have to be watched in conjunction with the overall market. Be sure to complete your own research as you are the only one that can decide if you can handle the risk this stock could bring. If you still have questions, be sure to reach out to an investing professional as they can help point you in the right direction.
|This article from Macroaxis published on 20 of March contributed to the next trading period closing price depreciation.The trading price change to the next next day price was 0.070000% . The trading price change when the story was published to current price is 40.67% .|