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How to buy SpartanNash Company stock

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SpartanNash Company is a food distribution business based in the US. SpartanNash Company shares (SPTN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. SpartanNash Company employs 10,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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SpartanNash Company share price

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SpartanNash Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$15.25 - $23.23
50-day moving average $19.96
200-day moving average $18.93
Wall St. target price$22.00
PE ratio 9.2442
Dividend yield $0.77 (3.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.12

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Is SpartanNash Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing SpartanNash Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SpartanNash Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

SpartanNash Company's P/E ratio

SpartanNash Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, SpartanNash Company shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

SpartanNash Company's PEG ratio

SpartanNash Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.08. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into SpartanNash Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SpartanNash Company's EBITDA

SpartanNash Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $217.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a SpartanNash Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

SpartanNash Company financials

Revenue TTM $9.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.37%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.51%
Return on equity TTM 10.67%
Profit margin 0.81%
Book value $20.50
Market capitalisation $729 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting SpartanNash Company shares

There are currently 3.4 million SpartanNash Company shares held short by investors – that's known as SpartanNash Company's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% down from 3.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting SpartanNash Company shares can be evaluated.

SpartanNash Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

SpartanNash Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of SpartanNash Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of SpartanNash Company shares traded daily (recently around 447509.87012987). SpartanNash Company's SIR currently stands at 7.7. In other words for every 100,000 SpartanNash Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7700 shares are currently held short.

However SpartanNash Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of SpartanNash Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable SpartanNash Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case SpartanNash Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.1% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 SpartanNash Company shares in existence, roughly 100 shares are currently held short) or 0.1162% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable SpartanNash Company shares, roughly 116 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against SpartanNash Company.

Find out more about how you can short SpartanNash Company stock.

SpartanNash Company share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.73% of net profits

Recently SpartanNash Company has paid out, on average, around 30.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SpartanNash Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SpartanNash Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.77 per share.

While SpartanNash Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that SpartanNash Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

SpartanNash Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

SpartanNash Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SpartanNash Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.2535 up to $23.2328. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SPTN.US volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while SpartanNash Company's is 0.8533. This would suggest that SpartanNash Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SpartanNash Company overview

SpartanNash Company distributes and retails grocery products. It operates in three segments: Food Distribution, Military, and Retail. The Food Distribution segment offers approximately 68,000 stock-keeping units, such as dry groceries, produce, dairy products, meat, delicatessen items, bakery goods, frozen food, seafood, floral products, general merchandise, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty care, and pharmacy products to independent retailers, national retailers, food service distributors, e-commerce providers, and corporate owned retail stores. This segment also offers various value-added services to retailers. The Military segment sells and distributes grocery products to 160 military commissaries and approximately 400 exchanges located in 39 states across the United States and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Egypt. The Retail segment primarily operates neighborhood markets. As of March 11, 2021, it operated 154 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin's Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG's Grocery, and Dan's Supermarket.

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