Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. ( SFM Quick Quote SFM - Free Report) is likely to register an increase in the top line when it reports first-quarter 2022 earnings on May 4, after the market closes. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues stands at $1,645 million, indicating an increase of 4.4% from the prior-year reported figure. The bottom line of this grocery retailer is expected to increase year over year. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for first-quarter earnings per share has been stable at 72 cents over the past 30 days. The figure suggests growth of 2.9% from the year-ago period. Factors to Note
Sprouts Farmers' focus on product innovation, customer experience, and targeted marketing with everyday great pricing and technology bodes well. It has been steadily expanding its presence in the natural organic space, given the huge demand in the segment. Management has been lowering operational complexity, optimizing production, improving in-stock position and updating to smaller format stores. Apart from these, the company has been trying to expand private-label offerings.
Cumulatively, the aforementioned factors are likely to have favorably impacted the top-line performance. Sprouts Farmers has guided 0-2% growth in comparable stores sales for first-quarter 2022 against a decline of 9.4% reported in the year-ago period. Sprouts Farmers is focused on creating a robust omni-channel experience. The company has been providing hassle-free shopping through the Sprouts.com website and mobile app, as well as creating a supply chain that provides the freshest produce while updating store prototypes. We note that an in-store Pick-up & Delivery facility is available to all customers across all stores and markets. Such initiatives help in expanding the customer base, and in turn, revenues. Despite these tailwinds, high labor costs amid the tight labor market, increased freight costs, and supply chain issues remain concerns. These might have weighed on the company's margins. What the Zacks Model Unveils
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Sprouts Farmers this time around. The combination of a positive
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