The Kroger Co. (KR) belongs to the “Services” sector with an industry focus on “Grocery Stores”, with Mr. W. Rodney McMullen as Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer.

The company has been one of the biggest innovators in “Grocery Stores” employing approximately 443000 full time employees.

Key Statistics:

  • The stock added in the prior trading session by 1.71%, closing at the stock price of $29.09.
  • Currently, the market capitalization of The Kroger Co. (KR) is 26.55 Billion.
  • KR has a 1-year high price of $ 37.40 and 1-year low price of $28.18.
  • The number of shares currently held by investors is 912.6 Million.
  • The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 11.43 Million.

Financials:

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 115.34 Billion in the last fiscal year.

If you look at the company’s income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, KR earned gross profit of 22.95 Billion, in 2015 24.33 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 The Kroger Co. (KR) produced 25.84 Billion profit.

Currently the shares of The Kroger Co. (KR) has a trading volume of 11.43 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 10290 shares – with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $28.18, and the company’s shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 37.40.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Up in the future.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for The Kroger Co. the EPS stands at 0.53 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.52, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts’ expectations.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

Currently the P/E of The Kroger Co. stands at 14.11. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of The Kroger Co. (KR) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that The Kroger Co. (KR) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued.

The TTM operating margin is 3%. The return on invested capital at 11.9%, which is good, compared to its peers.

The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 190.38%, which means that the business has healthy reserve funds for contingencies that may arise.

Stock is currently moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -7.59%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -15.06% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

The stock grew about 15.33% in the past 5 years, this positive value indicates that the stock constantly performed well in previous years as well.

Future Expectations:

The target price for The Kroger Co. (KR) is $34.36/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $0.58/share for the current quarter.

The company’s expected revenue in the current quarter to be 35.76 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -17.1%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 6.12%.