US Foods Holding Corp. is part of the retail defensive industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Pietro Satriano. US Foods Holding Corp through its subsidiaries is engaged in marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and dry food and non-food products to food service customers throughout the United States.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The USFD shares had a previous change of 0.43% which opened at 36.84 and closed at 36.99. It moved to an intraday high of 37.08 and a low of 36.77.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, USFD shares returned 3.32% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.65%. Over three months, it changed 8.79%. In one year it has changed 0.05% and within that year its 52 week high was 40.92 and its 52 week low was 27.51. USFD stock is 34.46% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 33.47 and a 50 day moving average of 36.48. Right now, USFD stock is trading 10.50% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $8.1b with 218.5m shares outstanding and a float of 217.6m shares. Trading volume was 956,091 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,898,211 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for US Foods Holding Corp. was 1.87 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 19.78. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.35. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.99 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 1.88).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-07-2019: 0.32
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-12-2019: 0.46
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-06-2018: 0.52
2ndQtr 2018Reported 07-30-2018: 0.58
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-08-2018: 0.31

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 62.76, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 41.07%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of US Foods Holding Corp.; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 3.20% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 3,982,929, which was 1.82% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.14. 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 0.62.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.63%, profit margin is 1.69%, price-to-sales is 0.33 and price-to-book is 2.43.

Company Score Card:

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