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Last $36.40 USD
Change Today +0.32 / 0.89%
Volume 14.1M
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whole foods market inc (WFM) Snapshot

Open
$35.56
Previous Close
$36.08
Day High
$36.69
Day Low
$35.21
52 Week High
02/19/15 - $57.57
52 Week Low
07/31/15 - $35.21
Market Cap
13.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
7.0M
EPS TTM
$1.68
Shares Outstanding
358.6M
EX-Date
06/30/15
P/E TM
21.7x
Dividend
$0.52
Dividend Yield
1.40%
Current Stock Chart for WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC (WFM)

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whole foods market inc (WFM) Details

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. The company’s stores offer produce and floral, grocery, meat, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, and body care products, as well as lifestyle products, including books, pet products, and household products. As of July 29, 2015, the company had 424 stores totaling approximately 16 million square feet in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

91,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/29/15
Founded in 1978

whole foods market inc (WFM) Top Compensated Officers

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $532.2K
Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Di...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0
President and Chief Operating officer
Total Annual Compensation: $532.2K
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $532.2K
Executive Vice-President of Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $532.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

whole foods market inc (WFM) Key Developments

Whole Foods Market, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended July 5, 2015; Plans to Open Eight Additional Stores in the Fourth Quarter; Provides Earnings Guidance for Fiscal Year of 2015 and 2016

Whole Foods Market, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended July 5, 2015. For the quarter, total sales increased 8% to $3.6 billion against $3.4 million for the same period of last year. Comparable store sales on a constant currency basis increased 1.3%, including an estimated 95 basis point negative impact from Easter shifting from the third quarter last year to the second quarter this year and from Team Member Appreciation Double Discount Day, which was held in the prior year only. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") were $353 million, or 9.7% of sales. Results include an expense of $8 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, related to the implementation of California's new paid sick leave law. During the quarter, the company produced $287 million in cash flow from operations and invested $220 million in capital expenditures, resulting in free cash flow of $67 million. Sales were $3,632 million against $3,377 million for the same period of last year. Operating income was $247 million against $243 million for the same period of last year. Income before income taxes was $252 million against $247 million for the same period of last year. Net income was $154 million against $151 million for the same period of last year. Diluted earnings per share were 0.43 cents against 0.41 for the same period of last year. For the 40-week period ended July 5, 2015, total sales increased 9% to $12.0 billion. Comparable store sales increased 3.3%. Average weekly sales per store were $728,000, translating to sales per gross square foot of approximately $990. EBITDA was $1.1 billion, or 9.2% of sales. Year to date, the company has produced $997 million in cash flow from operations and invested $679 million in capital expenditures, of which $411 million related to new stores. This resulted in free cash flow of $318 million. Sales were $11,951 10,938 million for the same period of last year. Operating income was $773 million against $729 million for the same period of last year. Income before income taxes was $785 million against $739 million for the same period of last year. Net income was $479 million against $451 for the same period of last year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.32 against $1.21 for the same period of last year. If current comparable store sales growth trends continue, the company would expect sales growth of approximately 7% and diluted earnings per share of $0.34 to $0.35 in the fourth quarter. The company notes that average weekly sales and gross margin are lowest in the fourth fiscal quarter due to seasonally slower sales during the summer months. In addition, results in the fourth quarter of the prior year included a LIFO charge of $5 million. For fiscal year 2015, the company expects: Sales growth of approximately 9%; Comparable store sales growth in the low single digits; Square footage growth of 10% based on 38 new stores, including five relocations; EBITDA margin of approximately 9% and ROIC greater than 14%. For next fiscal year 2016, the company expects ending square footage growth of approximately 9%, or 7.5% growth on a weighted square footage basis reflecting the back-end loafded store opening schedule. In the fourth quarter, the company has opened two new stores and expects to open eight additional stores, including one relocation.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. to Report Q3, 2015 Results on Jul 29, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2015 results at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time on Jul 29, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Inc., Q3 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 29, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Inc., Q3 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 29, 2015

 

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