Natural Grocers Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 12.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of Natural Grocers during the last five years:

  • Natural Grocers generated a total of $336.4 million revenues during 2012. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 27.2% year-over-year during 2012.
  • Natural Grocers generated a total of $430.7 million revenues during 2013. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 28% year-over-year during 2013.
  • Natural Grocers generated a total of $520.7 million revenues during 2014. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 20.9% year-over-year during 2014.
  • Natural Grocers generated a total of $624.7 million revenues during 2015. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 20% year-over-year during 2015.
  • Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 12.9% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

Natural Grocers Ranking

With $705.5 million revenues, Natural Grocers ranked number 1636 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For example, Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments.

Natural Grocers is associated with Retail Sector and Grocery Retail Industry.

With $705.5 million revenues, Natural Grocers ranked number 129 of all the companies in the US Retail sector. There were a total of 163 public companies in the US Retail sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Retail sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  3. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  4. Home Depot ($88.5 billion)
  5. Target ($73.8 billion)
  6. Lowe's ($59.1 billion)
  7. Best Buy ($39.5 billion)
  8. TJX Companies ($30.9 billion)
  9. Macy's ($27.1 billion)
  10. Sears Holdings ($25.1 billion)

Retail sector is comprised of the following industries: Broadline Retail; Grocery Retail; Specialty Retail; Apparel Retail; Home Improvement Retail; Specialized Consumer Services. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Broadline Retail industry includes retail outlets and wholesalers offering a wide variety of products including both hard goods and soft goods.
  • Grocery Retail industry includes retail stores that primarily offer non-perishable food that is packaged in cans, bottles and boxes, with some also having fresh produce, butchers, delis, and bakeries
  • Specialty Retail industry includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on a Single Class of Goods, such as electronics, books, automotive parts or closeouts. It also includes automobile dealerships, video rental stores, dollar stores, duty-free shops and automotive fuel stations not owned by oil companies.
  • Apparel Retail industry consists of retailers and wholesalers specializing mainly in Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, Sunglasses and Other accessories.
  • Home Improvement Retail industry includes retailers and wholesalers concentrating on the sale of home improvement products, including Garden Equipment, Carpets, Wallpaper, Paint, Home Furniture, Blinds and Curtains, and Building materials.
  • Specialized Consumer Services industry includes providers of consumer services such as Auction Houses, Day-care Centers, Dry Cleaners, Schools, Consumer Rental Companies, Veterinary Clinics, Hair Salons and providers of Funeral, Lawn-maintenance, Consumer-storage, Heating and Cooling installation and Plumbing services.

With $705.5 million revenues, Natural Grocers ranked number 10 of all the companies in the US Grocery Retail industry. There were a total of 10 public companies in the US Grocery Retail industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Grocery Retail industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  2. Supervalu ($17.5 billion)
  3. Whole Foods Market ($15.7 billion)
  4. Casey's General Stores ($7.1 billion)
  5. Smart & Final Stores ($4.3 billion)
  6. Sprouts Farmers Market ($4 billion)
  7. Ingles Markets ($3.8 billion)
  8. Weis Markets ($3.1 billion)
  9. Village Super Market ($1.6 billion)
  10. Natural Grocers ($705.5 million)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $705.5 million revenues, Natural Grocers was in the Mid-size companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 1610 companies in the Mid-size companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With 12.9% revenue growth year-over-year, Natural Grocers was in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 876 companies in the Medium positive revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 1.6%, Natural Grocers was in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 707 companies in the Low positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates natural and organic groceries, and dietary supplement retail stores in the United States. Its stores offer natural and organic grocery products, such as organic produce; bulk food and private label products; dry, frozen, and canned groceries; meat and seafood products; dairy products, dairy substitutes, and eggs; prepared foods; bread and baked products; and beverages. The company's stores also provide private label dietary supplements; body care products comprising cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance, and personal care products containing natural and organic ingredients; pet care and food products; household and general merchandise, including cleaning supplies, paper products, dish and laundry soap, and other common household products; and books and handouts. As of July 27, 2017, it operated 140 stores in 19 states. The company operates its retail stores under the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage trademark. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado.

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Revenues Analysis

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 12.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2010 To 2016

This report provides the last seven years revenues and revenue growth of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2010 to 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 12.9% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) revenue growth with Grocery Retail industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers reported a revenue growth of 12.9% year-over-year during 2016. The Grocery Retail industry growth was 1.1% year-over-year during 2016. Natural Grocers growth was faster than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years net profit and net margin of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers reported a total net income of $11.5 million during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. Natural Grocers net profit margin was 1.6% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2010 To...

This report provides the last seven years net profit and net margin of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2010 to 2016. Natural Grocers reported a total net income of $11.5 million during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. Natural Grocers net profit margin was 1.6% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) net profit margin with Grocery Retail industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers reported a net profit margin of 1.6% during 2016. The Grocery Retail industry net profit margin was 1.9% during 2016. Natural Grocers was less profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers spent a total of $503.7 million on COGS during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers spent 71.4% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for Natural Grocers is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers spent a total of $175.4 million on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers spent 24.9% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers invested a total of $86.3 million on inventories during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers invested 12.2% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers invested a total of $3.7 million on accounts receivable during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers invested 0.5% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers invested a total of $53.6 million on accounts payable during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers invested 7.6% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers invested a total of $178.3 million on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers invested 25.3% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Natural Grocers (NGVC) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of Natural Grocers By Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) from 2012 to 2016. Natural Grocers invested a total of $5.6 million on Intangible assets during 2016. Natural Grocers generated a total of $705.5 million revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, Natural Grocers invested 0.8% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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