United Natural Foods Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 28th. United Natural Foods, Inc. distributes natural foods and related products. The Company offers natural products consisting of groceries and general merchandise, nutritional supplements, bulk and foodservice products, personal care items, perishables, and frozen foods.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to United Natural Foods Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.64 per share on revenues of $1.56 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.45.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.61 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.19, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how United Natural Foods has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,366 3,455 3,757 4,530 5,236
Diluted EPS ($) 1.13 1.38 1.57 1.60 1.86

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 ($) in millions 1,388.02 1,343.66 1,410.04 1,445.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.59 0.51 0.43 0.46

Past Performance:
United Natural Foods has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)