Supervalu Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, April 24th. SUPERVALU Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets and pharmacies primarily in the United States. The Company also provides supply chain services, which includes wholesale distribution and related logistics support services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Supervalu Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.18 per share on revenues of $7.86 billion.

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 $0.1 to a profit $0.09. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.42, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Supervalu has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 44,050 44,560 40,600 37,530 36,100
Diluted EPS ($) 2.76 -13.51 1.85 -7.13 -4.91

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

Quarter Nov. 30, 2011 Feb. 29, 2012 May. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 8,327 8,231 10,590 8,039 7,913
Diluted EPS ($) -3.54 -2.00 0.19 -0.52 0.08

Past Performance:
Supervalu has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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