The Fresh Market Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

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The Fresh Market (NASDAQ:TFM) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, May 29th. Fresh Market, Inc. retails food. The Company operates a chain of stores that retail fresh premium perishable food items. Fresh Market operates in the southeastern, midwestern and mid-Atlantic states.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The Fresh Market Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.44 per share on revenues of $369.83 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 34.95.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.35 to a profit $0.32. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.56, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how The Fresh Market has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 798 0 78 1,108 1,329
Diluted EPS ($) NA 1.03 0.48 1.07 1.33

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 324.78 313.00 321.49 369.86
Diluted EPS ($) 0.40 0.28 0.23 0.43

Past Performance:
The Fresh Market has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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