Press "Enter" to skip to content

Albertsons Stock Gains After Q2 Earnings Beat, Raised FY21 Outlook, Dividend Hike

  • Albertsons Companies Inc (NYSE: ACIreported second-quarter FY21 sales growth of 4.7% year-on-year, to $16.50 billion, beating the analyst consensus of $15.81 billion.
  • Identical sales increased 1.5%. On a two-year stacked basis, identical sales growth was 15.3%.
  • Gross profit grew 3.1% Y/Y, and profit margin decreased 40 basis points Y/Y to 28.6%.
  • The operating margin was 2.9%, and operating income for the quarter declined 13.5% to $485.9 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $965.4 million, with the margin contracting 20 basis points to 5.8%.
  • Albertsons held $2.8 billion in cash and equivalents as of September 11, 2021. Cash provided by operating activities for the 28 weeks totaled $2.1 billion.
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.64 beat the analyst consensus of $0.45.
  • Albertsons also increased its quarterly dividend by 20% to $0.12 per share. The next quarterly dividend will be paid on November 12, 2021, to stockholders of record on October 29, 2021.
  • Outlook: Albertsons raised FY21 EPS guidance to $2.50 – $2.60 (previously $2.20 – $2.30) versus the consensus of $2.28.
  • The company also raised adjusted EBITDA to $3.95 billion – $4.05 billion (prior view $3.7 billion – $3.8 billion).
  • Price action: ACI shares are trading higher by 5.04% at $30 in premarket on the last check Monday.

This post was originally published on this site

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *