Merger Agreements, Financial Results, and Upcoming Annual Shareholder Meeting
Schedule - Analyst Notes on Safeway, The Fresh Market, GPA, Susser, and
Sprouts Farmers Market
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NEW YORK, March 12, 2014
NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Safeway Inc.
(NYSE: SWY), The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM), Companhia Brasileira De
Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD), Susser Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SUSS), and
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM). Private wealth members receive
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Safeway Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 6, 2014, Safeway Inc. (Safeway) and Albertsons announced a definitive
merger agreement. Under the agreement, AB Acquisition LLC (AB Acquisition),
the owner of Albertsons, will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway. The
Company informed that it expects its shareholders to receive a total value
estimated at $40.00 per share, as a result of the merger plus certain other
actions to be taken by the Safeway Board of Directors. "This Merger is one of
several actions we have taken in recent months as a result of our strategic
business review. The combined value of the transactions described above is
expected to deliver a premium to Safeway's shareholders of 72% from one year
ago, and 56% over the share price six months ago," said Robert Edwards,
President and CEO of Safeway. The full analyst notes on Safeway Inc. are
available to download free of charge at:
The Fresh Market, Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 6, 2014, The Fresh Market, Inc. (The Fresh Market) reported financial
results for Q4 FY 2013 and full-year FY 2013 (period ended January 26, 2014).
During the quarter, the Company's net sales increased 15.1% YoY to $425.8
million, while full-year FY 2013 net sales increased 13.7% YoY to $1.5
billion. Q4 FY 2013 net income was $2.0 million, or $0.04 per diluted share,
compared to $20.6 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in Q4 FY 2012.
Full-year FY 2013 net income was $50.8 million, or $1.05 per diluted share,
compared to $64.1 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, for full-year FY 2012.
"Despite meaningful headwinds from a more cautious consumer, condensed holiday
calendar and harsh winter weather, we achieved a comparable store sales
increase of 3.1% in the fourth quarter," said Craig Carlock, President and CEO
of The Fresh Market. "Following an in-depth analysis of our stores and the
markets in which we operate, we made the strategic decision to close four
stores. In addition, we are refining our real estate plan to focus on
increasing penetration in existing markets while slowing the pace of our
expansion in new markets." The full analyst notes on The Fresh Market, Inc.
are available to download free of charge at:
Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao Analyst Notes
On February 13, 2014, Companhia Brasileira De Distribuicao (GPA) reported Q4
2013 and full-year 2013 financial results. In Q4 2013, the Company's net
revenue increased 15.8% YoY to R$16.9 billion, while full-year 2013 net
revenue increased 13.4% YoY to R$57.7 billion. Quarterly net income came in at
R$687.0 million, up 27.5% YoY, with a net margin of 4.1%. Annual net income
stood at R$1.4 billion, up 20.7% YoY, with a net margin of 2.4%. Commenting on
the results, GPA's management stated, "In 2013, we faced a challenging
macroeconomic environment marked by modest growth and interest rate hikes as a
mechanism to control inflation. Despite this adverse scenario, GPA
demonstrated the capacity and agility to adjust its strategy to market
conditions and deliver strong results accompanied by market share gains in its
various business segments." The full analyst notes on Companhia Brasileira De
Distribuicao are available to download free of charge at:
Susser Holdings Corporation Analyst Notes
On February 26, 2014, Susser Holdings Corporation (Susser) reported financial
results for Q4 FY 2013 and full-year FY 2013 (period ended December 29, 2013).
During the quarter, the Company's revenues totalled $1.5 billion, up 9.2% YoY,
while full-year revenues totalled $6.2 billion, up 5.8% YoY. Q4 FY 2013 net
income attributable to Susser was $5.9 million, or $0.27 per diluted share,
compared to $10.6 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in Q4 FY 2012.
Full-year FY 2013 net income attributable to the Company was $14.3 million, or
$0.66 per diluted share, compared to $46.7 million, or $2.19 per diluted
share, for full-year FY 2012. "During 2013 we achieved several important
milestones, including our 25th consecutive year of positive same-store retail
merchandise sales growth," said Sam L. Susser, Chairman and CEO of Susser. The
full analyst notes on Susser Holdings Corporation are available to download
free of charge at:
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. Analyst Notes
On March 4, 2014, Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Sprouts) announced that it
will be holdings its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 15, 2014. The
meeting is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in
Scottsdale, Arizona. The Company informed that stockholders of record as of
the close of business on March 17, 2014 will be entitled to notice of and to
vote at the meeting. The full analyst notes on Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.
are available to download free of charge at:
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