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Village Super Market

Nasdaq:VLGE.A
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
VLGE.A
Nasdaq
$352M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Consumer Retailing
Company description

Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. The last earnings update was 27 days ago. More info.


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  • Village Super Market has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
VLGE.A Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
13.2%
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A
1.5%
US Consumer Retailing
7.2%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-8.5%
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A
10.1%
US Consumer Retailing
-10.4%
US Market
VLGE.A Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Village Super Market (VLGE.A) 13.2% 16.3% 6.9% -8.5% -5.4% -24.7%
US Consumer Retailing 1.5% 1.6% -8.9% 10.1% 30.2% 22.9%
US Market 7.2% -12.6% -19.4% -10.4% 8.3% 21%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • VLGE.A underperformed the Consumer Retailing industry which returned 10.1% over the past year.
  • VLGE.A outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -10.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
VLGE.A
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
Related Companies

Value

 Is Village Super Market undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Village Super Market to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Village Super Market.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2020-01-25) in USD $ 1.000000
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2020-01-25) 5172.1%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 1.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:VLGE.A
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 1.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Consumer Retailing Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.49
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.488 (1 + (1- 21%) (40%))
0.598
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.74% + (0.8 * 5.44%)
6.09%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:VLGE.A using Dividend Discount Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Village Super Market is arrived at by discounting future dividends to their present value. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate (e.g. Banks/ Insurance firms).

If the firm does not pay the majority of its earnings out as a dividend this method will often arrive at a value significantly lower than the share price.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= $1 / (6.09% - 1.74%)
$22.98
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $22.98
Current discount Discount to share price of $24.63
= -1 x ($24.63 - $22.98) / $22.98
-7.2%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Village Super Market is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Village Super Market's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Village Super Market's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2020-01-25) in USD $1.13
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2020-03-31) in USD $24.63
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 22 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 15.68x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,938 Publicly-Listed Companies 13.11x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Village Super Market.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 24.63 ÷ 1.13

21.83x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Village Super Market is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
  • Village Super Market is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Village Super Market's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 21.83x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 13 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 2.16x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,007 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.01x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Village Super Market, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Village Super Market's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2020-01-25) in USD $22.41
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Share Price * NasdaqGS (2020-03-31) in USD $24.63
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 29 Publicly-Listed Consumer Retailing Companies 1.12x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,134 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.27x
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 24.63 ÷ 22.41

1.1x

* Primary Listing of Village Super Market.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Village Super Market is good value based on assets compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Village Super Market's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Consumer Retailing industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Consumer Retailing industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Village Super Market has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Village Super Market expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Village Super Market has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
4.9%
Expected Consumer Retailing industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Village Super Market expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Village Super Market's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Village Super Market's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Village Super Market's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4.9%
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12.2%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2020-01-25 1,659 48 16
2019-10-26 1,649 53 21
2019-07-27 1,644 56 25
2019-04-27 1,636 67 24
2019-01-26 1,639 66 26
2018-10-27 1,629 67 28
2018-07-28 1,615 59 24
2018-04-28 1,612 52 25
2018-01-27 1,608 59 25
2017-10-28 1,602 56 21
2017-07-29 1,605 46 22
2017-04-29 1,631 44 24
2017-01-28 1,627 41 24

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Village Super Market is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Village Super Market is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Village Super Market Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2020-01-25 1.13
2019-10-26 1.51
2019-07-27 1.77
2019-04-27 1.72
2019-01-26 1.83
2018-10-27 1.96
2018-07-28 1.74
2018-04-28 1.79
2018-01-27 1.76
2017-10-28 1.52
2017-07-29 1.60
2017-04-29 1.73
2017-01-28 1.72

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Village Super Market will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine Village Super Market's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. Village Super Market's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Consumer Retailing companies here
  3. Village Super Market's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Village Super Market's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Village Super Market has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Village Super Market performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Village Super Market's growth in the last year to its industry (Consumer Retailing).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Village Super Market's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Village Super Market's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Village Super Market's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Consumer Retailing industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Village Super Market's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Village Super Market Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2020-01-25 1,658.65 15.86 409.29
2019-10-26 1,649.35 21.28 401.60
2019-07-27 1,643.50 24.88 395.17
2019-04-27 1,636.11 24.16 389.46
2019-01-26 1,639.11 25.67 390.87
2018-10-27 1,629.26 27.54 388.08
2018-07-28 1,615.05 24.37 384.58
2018-04-28 1,611.73 25.14 379.62
2018-01-27 1,608.28 24.65 376.42
2017-10-28 1,602.22 21.28 373.57
2017-07-29 1,604.57 22.38 371.50
2017-04-29 1,631.19 24.05 377.17
2017-01-28 1,627.11 23.95 376.48
2016-10-29 1,635.07 24.13 377.33
2016-07-30 1,634.90 24.53 377.54
2016-04-23 1,603.36 23.03 371.38
2016-01-23 1,602.55 30.18 371.38
2015-10-24 1,593.57 30.49 368.60
2015-07-25 1,583.79 29.94 366.25
2015-04-25 1,574.87 28.88 363.74
2015-01-24 1,560.28 19.28 361.42
2014-10-25 1,541.33 15.47 363.03
2014-07-26 1,518.64 4.93 356.40
2014-04-26 1,498.12 5.25 350.39
2014-01-25 1,485.42 6.45 345.97
2013-10-26 1,475.35 12.77 334.13
2013-07-27 1,476.46 25.14 333.23
2013-04-27 1,469.99 27.88 328.38

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Village Super Market has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Village Super Market used its assets less efficiently than the US Consumer Retailing industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Village Super Market's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Village Super Market's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Consumer Retailing industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Village Super Market has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Village Super Market's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Village Super Market's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Village Super Market is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Village Super Market's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Village Super Market's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 21.2x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Village Super Market Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2020-01-25 321.98 6.95 75.40
2019-10-26 322.45 7.04 77.94
2019-07-27 318.67 7.02 101.12
2019-04-27 315.57 7.03 104.13
2019-01-26 311.54 7.13 108.53
2018-10-27 306.55 7.83 88.83
2018-07-28 303.15 6.53 96.11
2018-04-28 298.40 6.67 79.92
2018-01-27 294.18 6.82 89.74
2017-10-28 287.41 0.33 74.59
2017-07-29 286.82 0.41 87.44
2017-04-29 278.59 0.48 80.55
2017-01-28 278.75 0.55 83.11
2016-10-29 274.17 1.25 65.86
2016-07-30 271.74 0.72 88.38
2016-04-23 268.82 0.83 80.18
2016-01-23 258.82 0.94 79.77
2015-10-24 254.57 1.76 56.15
2015-07-25 252.77 1.16 59.04
2015-04-25 253.03 1.27 58.58
2015-01-24 239.34 1.40 94.76
2014-10-25 234.88 2.31 69.26
2014-07-26 233.14 1.74 77.35
2014-04-26 234.93 1.91 73.39
2014-01-25 236.50 2.08 103.74
2013-10-26 235.83 2.86 87.46
2013-07-27 244.56 2.32 109.57
2013-04-27 233.68 2.45 103.44
  • Village Super Market's level of debt (2.2%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0.6% vs 2.2% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (685.7%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Village Super Market earns more interest than it pays, coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Village Super Market's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Village Super Market has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Village Super Market's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
4.06%
Current annual income from Village Super Market dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Village Super Market shares you are expected to receive $81 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Village Super Market's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.95%).
  • Village Super Market's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (5.4%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Consumer Retailing Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 13 Stocks 1.9%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1946 Stocks 2.9%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 1.1%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.9%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 5.4%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2020-03-13 1.000 4.551
2019-12-13 1.000 4.504
2019-12-05 1.000 4.018
2019-12-03 1.000 3.854
2019-06-14 1.000 3.866
2019-03-15 1.000 3.653
2018-12-17 1.000 3.596
2018-09-14 1.000 3.785
2018-06-15 1.000 3.452
2018-03-16 1.000 3.646
2017-12-15 1.000 4.232
2017-09-15 1.000 4.124
2017-06-16 1.000 4.129
2017-03-17 1.000 3.840
2016-12-16 1.000 3.340
2016-09-16 1.000 3.090
2016-06-03 1.000 3.308
2016-03-11 1.000 4.018
2015-12-11 1.000 3.969
2015-09-11 1.000 3.939
2015-06-12 1.000 3.395
2015-03-13 1.000 3.125
2014-12-12 1.000 3.610
2014-09-12 1.000 4.057
2014-06-13 1.000 4.329
2014-03-14 1.000 4.025
2013-12-13 1.000 3.442
2013-09-13 1.000 2.809
2013-06-14 1.000 2.821
2013-03-15 1.000 2.871
2012-11-29 1.000 3.016
2012-09-14 1.000 2.799
2012-06-15 0.850 2.494
2011-12-16 1.000 3.424
2011-06-17 0.450 1.701
2010-09-10 1.000 3.418
2010-06-11 1.000 3.711
2010-06-02 1.000 3.800
2009-12-18 0.960 3.597
2009-09-11 0.920 3.126
2009-06-12 0.860 2.919

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Village Super Market's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.1x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Village Super Market's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 1.1%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Village Super Market afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Village Super Market has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Village Super Market's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Robert Sumas
COMPENSATION $1,116,248
AGE 78
TENURE AS CEO 2.3 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Robert P. Sumas has been Chief Executive Officer and a Vice Chairman at Village Super Market, Inc. since 2017 and served as its President since December 2009 until December 14, 2018. Mr. Sumas is responsible for finance and administration matters and retail computer operations of Village Super Market. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Village Super Market from 2009 to December 12, 2014. He served as an Executive Vice President of Village Super Market Inc., since 1969 until December 2009 and served as its Secretary since 1969. He served as a Vice President at Village Super Market Inc. since 1969. He has been a Director at Village Super Market Inc since 1969.

CEO Compensation
  • Robert's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
  • Robert's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Village Super Market management team in years:

2.3
Average Tenure
70
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Village Super Market management team is about average.
Management Team

William Sumas

TITLE
Executive VP & Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
72
TENURE
31.2 yrs

Robert Sumas

TITLE
CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
78
TENURE
2.3 yrs

John Sumas

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
70
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Nicholas Sumas

TITLE
Co-President & Director
AGE
50
TENURE
1.3 yrs

John Sumas

TITLE
Co-President
AGE
49
TENURE
1.3 yrs

John Van Orden

TITLE
CFO & Treasurer
COMPENSATION
$780K
TENURE
5.3 yrs

Luigi Perri

TITLE
Principal Accounting Officer & Controller
TENURE
5.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Village Super Market board of directors in years:

10.8
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Village Super Market board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

William Sumas

TITLE
Executive VP & Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
72
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Robert Sumas

TITLE
CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
78

John Sumas

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
70
TENURE
38.2 yrs

Nicholas Sumas

TITLE
Co-President & Director
AGE
50
TENURE
10.8 yrs

John Sumas

TITLE
Co-President
AGE
49
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Stephen Rooney

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$53K
AGE
57
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Kevin Begley

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
61
TENURE
10.8 yrs

Steven Crystal

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
63
TENURE
19.2 yrs

Peter Lavoy

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
78
TENURE
10.8 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
29. Jul 19 Sell John Sumas Individual 26. Jul 19 26. Jul 19 -1,000 $24.46 $-24,453
29. Jul 19 Sell John Sumas Individual 26. Jul 19 26. Jul 19 -1,000 $24.50 $-24,500
03. Jul 19 Sell William Sumas Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -70,263 $25.46 $-1,788,896
18. Apr 19 Sell Peter Lavoy Individual 15. Apr 19 15. Apr 19 -2,500 $27.41 $-68,525
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Management checks
We assess Village Super Market's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Village Super Market has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Need To Know: Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares

See our latest analysis for Village Super Market The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Village Super Market Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Executive VP & Chairman of the Board of Directors, William Sumas, for US$1.8m worth of shares, at about US$25.46 per share. … Village Super Market insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. … NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Recent Insider Trading, August 30th 2019 Insiders at Village Super Market Have Sold Stock Recently The last three months saw significant insider selling at Village Super Market.

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Do Insiders Own Shares In Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGE.A)?

Check out our latest analysis for Village Super Market NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Ownership Summary, August 18th 2019 What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Village Super Market? … We can see that Village Super Market does have institutional investors; and they hold 47% of the stock. … Insider Ownership Of Village Super Market The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions.

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Those Who Purchased Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Shares Three Years Ago Have A 21% Loss To Show For It

(NASDAQ:VLGE.A) shareholders, since the share price is down 21% in the last three years, falling well short of the market return of around 42%. … Although the share price is down over three years, Village Super Market actually managed to grow EPS by 1.3% per year in that time. … We note that for Village Super Market the TSR over the last 3 years was -12%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above.

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Would Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Be Valuable To Income Investors?

Dividend paying stocks like Village Super Market, Inc. … Village Super Market has been paying dividends for a long time, but for the purpose of this analysis, we only examine the past 10 years of payments. … Conclusion To summarise, shareholders should always check that Village Super Market's dividends are affordable, that its dividend payments are relatively stable, and that it has decent prospects for growing its earnings and dividend.

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We Think Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

NasdaqGS:VLGE.A Historical Debt, July 1st 2019 How Healthy Is Village Super Market's Balance Sheet? … Village Super Market may have net cash on the balance sheet, but it is still interesting to look at how well the business converts its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) to free cash flow, because that will influence both its need for, and its capacity to manage debt. … Over the most recent three years, Village Super Market recorded free cash flow worth 65% of its EBIT, which is around normal, given free cash flow excludes interest and tax.

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Read This Before You Buy Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Because Of Its P/E Ratio

We'll look at Village Super Market, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price. … View our latest analysis for Village Super Market How Do I Calculate A Price To Earnings Ratio? … The formula for price to earnings is: Price to Earnings Ratio = Share Price ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS) Or for Village Super Market: P/E of 15.32 = $26.38 ÷ $1.72 (Based on the year to April 2019.) Is A High Price-to-Earnings Ratio Good?

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Should We Be Cautious About Village Super Market, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) ROE Of 8.5%?

The formula for return on equity is: Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders' Equity Or for Village Super Market: 8.5% = US$26m ÷ US$312m (Based on the trailing twelve months to January 2019.) It's easy to understand the 'net profit' part of that equation, but 'shareholders' equity' requires further explanation. … Does Village Super Market Have A Good Return On Equity? … Combining Village Super Market's Debt And Its 8.5% Return On Equity While Village Super Market does have some debt, with debt to equity of just 0.16, we wouldn't say debt is excessive.

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Read This Before Buying Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Shares

So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Village Super Market, Inc. … Check out our latest analysis for Village Super Market Village Super Market Insider Transactions Over The Last Year In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the , David Judge, sold US$78k worth of shares at a price of US$31.25 per share. … Insider Ownership of Village Super Market I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders.

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Here’s What Village Super Market, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) Return On Capital Can Tell Us

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it? … ROCE measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business.

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Is Village Super Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:VLGE.A) A Smart Pick For Income Investors?

Dividend paying stocks like Village Super Market, Inc. … Yet sometimes, investors buy a stock for its dividend and lose money because the share price falls by more than they earned in dividend payments. … In this case, Village Super Market likely looks attractive to investors, given its 3.7% dividend yield and a payment history of over ten years.

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Company Info

Description

Village Super Market, Inc. operates a chain of supermarkets in the United States. Its stores feature specialty departments, such as an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen, various natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods, prepared foods, and pharmacies. The company operates a chain of 30 ShopRite supermarkets, including 18 located in northern New Jersey, 8 located in southern New Jersey, 2 located in Maryland, 1 located in northeastern Pennsylvania, and 1 in Bronx, New York City. Village Super Market, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Springfield, New Jersey.

Details
Name: Village Super Market, Inc.
VLGE.A
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1937
$352,387,384
14,336,346
Website: http://myvillagesupermarket.com
Address: Village Super Market, Inc.
733 Mountain Avenue,
Springfield,
New Jersey, 07081,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS VLGE.A Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 02. Jan 1980
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
4,342
Village Super Market employees.
Industry
Food Retail
Consumer Retailing
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/01 00:00
End of day share price update: 2020/03/31 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2020/03/05
Last earnings reported: 2020/01/25
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/07/27


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.