Welcome!

News Feed Item

Post-Earnings Coverage - PetSmart

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom

LONDON, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


Investor-Edge.com has issued free earnings briefing and coverage on PetSmart Incorporation (NASDAQ: PETM). The company featured in the headlines on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 after declaring its second quarter 2014 results. For the reported quarter, the company's diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased $0.09 from the year ago quarter, and net sales improved to $1.73 billion, from $1.71 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Our free coverage report can be accessed at:

http://www.investor-edge.com/register

Earnings Overview 

For Q2 2014, PetSmart Inc. reported diluted earnings of $0.98 per share, up from $0.89 per share in the second quarter of 2013. Analysts from Bloomberg had expected company to report earnings of $0.94 per share. The company's net income increased to $98.12 million, from $93.37 million in the prior year quarter, surpassing Bloomberg consensus estimate of $92.36 million. The company reported a gross profit of $515.12 million with gross profit margin of 29.8% in Q2 2014, compared with $515.22 million gross profit and 30.2% gross profit margin in the year ago quarter. However, PetSmart Inc.'s comparable store sales, or sales stores open at least one year, including online sales services sales, declined 0.5%, with comparable transactions falling by 2.6%. The free research on PETM can be downloaded as in PDF format at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PETMFreeReport

Commenting on the quarterly results, David Lenhardt, President and Chief Executive Officer of PetSmart Inc., stated in the press release that despite the tough conditions in the retail environment the company continues to deliver extraordinary value to its customers and achieve robust earnings and cash flows. Mr. Lenharth added that the company is focused on leveraging its competitive strengths, including superior customer focus and loyalty, and capitalizing on continued growth of the specialty channel. He also announced the planned acquisition of Pet360, an online retail resource for pet parents that connects them with information, products and advice needed to raise happy and healthy pets. He added that the move is intended to make PetSmart a leader in the online retail space. The company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pet360 for $130 million, with the possibility of additional performance-based payments amounting to $30 million by the end of 2016.  

In its guidance for FY 2014, which excludes the impact of the Pet360 acquisition and benefits/costs associated with the cost improvement initiatives, the Phoenix, Arizona-based specialty retailer expects EPS in the range of $4.29-$4.39 and operating cash flow in range of $600 million - $625 million.  Meanwhile, for Q3 2014, the company is anticipating a flat to slightly lower comparable store sales growth with EPS in the range of $0.93-$0.97. Sign up and read the free analyst's notes on PETM at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PETM-21082014

Stock Performance 

A day after the earnings release, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the stock gained 1.18% to end the day at $70.52. Shares of PetSmart Inc. vacillated between $69.00 and $71.75 during the session. A total of 3.83 million shares were traded, which was above its three months average volume of 2.70 million shares. Over the previous three trading sessions and in the last one month, shares in PetSmart Inc. have gained of 2.95% and 2.16%, respectively. However, the stock has declined 3.07% from the beginning of 2014. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Moreover, the stock's 200-day moving average of $67.05 is greater than its 50-day moving average of $65.66. PetSmart Inc.'s stock traded at a PE ratio of 16.87 and has a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 61.25. Visit Investor-Edge and access the latest research on PETM at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PETMEarningsCoverage

Insider Trading 

In the last one month, PetSmart Inc. has not reported any share transactions by insiders to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Complimentary in-depth research on PETM is available at:

http://www.Investor-Edge.com/PETMInsiderTrading

About Investor-Edge.com 

At Investor-Edge, we provide our members with a simple and reliable way to leverage our economy of scale. Most investors do not have time to track all publicly traded companies, much less perform an in-depth review and analysis of the complexities contained in each situation. That's where Investor-Edge comes in. We provide a single unified platform for investors' to hear about what matters. Situation alerts, moving events, and upcoming opportunities.

===============

EDITOR'S NOTES:

===============

1. This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do not reflect the companies mentioned.

2. Information in this release is produced on a best efforts basis by Rohit Tuli, a CFA charterholder. The content is then further fact checked and reviewed by an outsourced research provider. However, we are only human and are prone to make mistakes. If you notice any errors or omissions, please notify us below.

3. This information is submitted as a net-positive to companies mentioned, to increase awareness for mentioned companies to our subscriber base and the investing public.

4. If you wish to have your company covered in more detail by our team, or wish to learn more about our services, please contact us at pubco [at] http://www.investor-edge.com.

5. For any urgent concerns or inquiries, please contact us at compliance [at] http://www.investor-edge.com.

6. Are you a public company? Would you like to see similar coverage on your company? Send us a full investors' package to research [at] http://www.investor-edge.com for consideration.

COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE

Content is researched, written and reviewed on a best-effort basis. This document, article or report is prepared and authored by Investor-Edge, represented by Rohit Tuli, CFA. An outsourced research services provider has only reviewed the information provided by Investor-Edge in this article or report according to the procedures outlined by Investor-Edge. Investor-Edge is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the outsourced provider to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be.

NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE

Investor-Edge makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness or fitness for a purpose (investment or otherwise), of the information provided in this document. This information is not to be construed as personal financial advice. Readers are encouraged to consult their personal financial advisor before making any decisions to buy, sell or hold any securities mentioned herein.

NO WARRANTY OR LIABILITY ASSUMED

Investor-Edge is not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted by Investor-Edge whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. Investor-Edge expressly disclaims any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Investor-Edge does not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice.

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.


SOURCE Investor-Edge

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes....
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity.
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.