Smart And Final Stores is part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the retail defensive industry. The company CEO is David G. Hirz. Smart and Final Stores Inc is a food retailer serving household and business customers through two store banners. Its Smart and Final stores serve both household and business customers, and its Cash and Carry stores serve primarily business customers.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The SFS shares had a previous change of -0.15% which opened at 6.48 and closed at 6.47. It moved to an intraday high of 6.49 and a low of 6.47.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SFS shares returned -0.15% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.77%. Over three months, it changed 6.59%. In one year it has changed 40.65% and within that year its 52 week high was 7.40 and its 52 week low was 4.67. SFS stock is 38.54% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 6.01 and a 50 day moving average of 6.27. Right now, SFS stock is trading 7.59% above its 200 day moving average.

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The company has a market cap of $494.9m with 76.5m shares outstanding and a float of 72.1m shares. Trading volume was 302,828 shares and has experienced an average volume of 584,444 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for Smart And Final Stores was -1.54 which ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.09. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 0.31 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is -1.52).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-01-2019: -0.09
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-13-2019: -1.66
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-14-2018: 0.14
2ndQtr 2018Reported 07-25-2018: 0.09
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-02-2018: -0.10

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 2.27, which means it might be overvalued by -184.85%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Smart And Final Stores; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 3.10% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,028,055, which was 2.65% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 3.35. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 1.65.

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is -5.42%, profit margin is -2.35%, price-to-sales is 0.10 and price-to-book is 1.69.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 2  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 1  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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