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Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASD:SFM) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASD:SFM) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 30 and a Sell Date of March 22 has resulted in a geometric average return of 6.02% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 7 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 5 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 7 years by an average of 25.06% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Staples sector, which runs from April 25 to November 23. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Staples Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 7 years of data is available for shares of SFM, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Sprouts is an American specialty grocer, offering a health-oriented assortment that focuses on fresh and naturally derived products. The firm’s offerings are especially focused on produce, which constituted around 23% of sales in fiscal 2019. Founded in 2002, the chain is most heavily concentrated in California, which accounted for over one third of its 340 stores as of the end of fiscal 2019. All of the company’s operations are in the United States, with its stores largely located in the southern half of the country. The firm sells slightly more than 20,000 products (of which more than 90% are natural or organic), with private-label products accounting for about 14% of sales in fiscal 2019. Perishable items accounted for 58% of fiscal 2019 sales.

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