Imperial Capital Initiates Coverage On Sprouts Farmers Markets
In a research note released Friday, Imperial Capital analyst Mitchell P. Pinheiro initiated coverage on Sprouts Farmers Markets (NASDAQ: SFM) with an In-line rating and a price target of $36.00 per share.
The company has had a decline of 35 percent from its post-IPO highs that it had reached in October 2013. The analyst said, “We believe the stock remains richly priced, particularly relative to its peers, which have equally compelling growth stories.”
In addition, the analyst believes that the company can increase revenue and earnings per share at a three-year CAGR of 15 percent and 28 percent, respectively.
Furthermore, the analyst used the following reasons as rationale for the price target.
• Large and growing market
• EBITDA valuation premium of 121 percent to its peers keeps us on the sidelines. A long runway of unit growth.
• Natural and organic segment competitive environment
Latest Ratings for SFM
|Dec 2014||Longbow Research||Initiates Coverage on||Underperform|
|Sep 2014||Barclays||Initiates Coverage on||Overweight|
|Sep 2014||Piper Jaffray||Initiates Coverage on||Neutral|
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