Smart & Final Stores (SFS) Releases FY19 Earnings Guidance

Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.41-0.46 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.45. The company issued revenue guidance of +2.5-3.5% ($4.6-4.9 billion), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.89 billion.Smart & Final Stores also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $0.41-0.46 EPS.

Smart & Final Stores stock opened at $6.30 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a current ratio of 1.04. The firm has a market cap of $469.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.87 and a beta of 1.76. Smart & Final Stores has a one year low of $4.45 and a one year high of $7.58.

Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 13th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.09 billion. Smart & Final Stores had a negative net margin of 2.91% and a positive return on equity of 7.00%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.15 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Smart & Final Stores will post 0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Smart & Final Stores from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Buckingham Research assumed coverage on Smart & Final Stores in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. They issued a neutral rating on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine raised Smart & Final Stores from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $6.17.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Smart & Final Stores stock. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) by 5.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 264,276 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,996 shares during the quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC owned about 0.35% of Smart & Final Stores worth $1,252,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.99% of the company’s stock.

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Smart & Final Stores Company Profile

Smart & Final Stores, Inc operates as a food retailer in the United States. It operates in two segments, Smart & Final, and Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice. The company's stores offer fresh perishables and everyday grocery items, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, and beverage products, as well as paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies.

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