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Whole Foods Market Earnings Call 
Whole Foods Market Earnings Call, Fourth Quarter 2008
12th November 2008 00:00 AM
Q4 gross profit slipped from $603.1 million to $596.0 million whilst full year gross profit firmed to $2.7 billion from $2.3 billion last year.
The leading natural and organic foods supermarket generated full year consolidated sales of $8 billion compared with $6.6 billion for the full year 2007. The full year net income dipped to $114.5 million or 82 cents per share versus 2007 net income of $182.7 million or $1.29 per share. The company also announced an agreement for $425 million of additional equity from sale of Series A Preferred Stock to Green Equity Investors V, L.P., an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
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Whole Foods Markets Second Quarter Earnings Call
19th May 2008 00:00 AM
Profit fell 13% as the acquisition of Wild Oats Markets Inc. led to higher costs.
The natural-foods grocer’s revenue rose 28% to $1.87 billion from $1.46 billion last year. Comparable store sales climbed 6.7%. For all stores excluding Wild Oats, gross profit increased 36 basis points to 35.5% of sales, above five-year range for the second quarter of 35.3%. G&A expenses increased to 3.7% of sales. Whole Foods expects sales growth of 25% to 30% in the current fiscal year, and growth in comparable store sales of 7.5% to 9.5%.
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Whole Foods Market First Quarter Earnings Call
21st February 2008 00:00 AM
Sales increased 31% to $2.5 billion from $1.87 billion in 2006, driven by ending square footage and comparable store sales growth.
The natural and organic foods supermarket realised a 27% drop in income to $39.1 million or 28 cents a share, from $53.8 million or 38 cents a share in the prior year due to an increase in direct store expenses and interest charges, despite sales growth. In addition, the firm’s income was negatively impacted by Wild Oats to the tune of $11.9 million, or 8 cents a share. The firm reaffirmed its sales growth guidance for the year of at least 7.5%.
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Whole Foods Market Fourth Quarter Earnings Call
22nd November 2007 00:00 AM
Due to integration costs, the earnings dropped to $33.9 million or 24 cents a share as against $39.8 million or 28 cents in the prior year.
The leading retailer of natural and organic food reported revenue of $1.74 billion, up 35% from the prior year. Excluding the sales of the recently acquired Wild Oats, the revenue grew 16% to $1.6 billion. Whole Foods Market opened a record eight new stores during the quarter and a record 21 new stores during the fiscal 2007. The firm believes that it is well positioned to achieve its goal of $12 billion in sales in the year 2010.
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Whole Foods Market Third Quarter Earnings Call
13th September 2001 00:00 AM
Income was $49 million, down 5% from $52 million in 2006 due to higher direct store costs.
The retailer of natural and organic foods reported a 13% rise in sales to $1.5 billion on the strength of strong weekly sales and accelerated new store openings, following the announcement of seven new store leases. Capital expenditures at $128 million were reflective of new store opening initiatives. Subject to approval by the FTC, the firm plans to transfer all 35 Henry’s and Sun Harvest store locations to a subsidiary of Smart & Final, Inc.
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Whole Foods Market Second Quarter Earnings Call
11th May 2007 00:00 AM
Net income fell to $46 million or 32 cents a share from $51.8 million or 36 cents a year ago. Revenue rose to $1.46 billion from $1.31 billion.
The natural-foods grocer blamed the 11% drop in second-quarter profit on expansion costs. Same-store sales gained 6%, down from 11.9% growth a year ago. The management explained that Whole Foods was just not gaining customers as fast as before but they were not losing customers. The company expects full-year total sales growth of 13% to 17% and same-store sales growth of 6% to 8% and also aims to record $12 billion in sales in fiscal year 2010.
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