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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 25, 2012 4:53 PM Flag

    Whole Foods Market Reports Third Quarter Results

    Whole Foods Market Reports Third Quarter Results

    Comparable Store Sales Increase 8.2%, Including Negative 62 Basis Point Impact from Easter Shift;
    Company Produces Operating Margin of 6.9%, a 27% Increase in Earnings per Share to $0.63,
    Raises EPS Outlook for Fiscal Year 2012 by $0.05 to $0.07, and Provides Initial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2013

    July 25, 2012. Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) today reported results for the 12-week third quarter ended
    July 1, 2012. Sales for the quarter increased 14% to $2.7 billion. Including a negative impact of 62 basis points from
    Easter shifting from the third quarter last year to the second quarter this year, comparable store sales increased 8.2%, and
    identical store sales, excluding six relocations and two expansions, increased 8.0%. Earnings before interest, taxes,
    depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) increased 26% from the prior year to $260.6 million, net income increased
    32% to $116.8 million, and diluted earnings per share increased 27% to $0.63.
    “In an economic environment that is proving to be difficult for many retailers, we are thriving and pleased to report
    another quarter of strong growth and excellent results for our stakeholders,” said Walter Robb, co-chief executive officer
    of Whole Foods Market. “Our accelerated growth plans are on track, and we believe we will continue to gain market
    share through further differentiating our shopping experience, improving our relative value positioning, and reinforcing
    our position as America's healthiest grocery store.”
    The following table shows the Company's comparable and identical store sales results for the last five quarters and for the
    first three weeks of the fourth quarter through July 22, 2012.

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