Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC): Price and Financial Metrics

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC): $17.81

-0.01 (-0.06%)

POWR Rating

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  • NGVC scores best on the Sentiment dimension, with a Sentiment rank ahead of 97.08% of US stocks.
  • NGVC's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • NGVC ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 32nd percentile.

NGVC Stock Summary

  • Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 95.44% of US listed stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 84.67% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • NGVC's price/sales ratio is 0.41; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 8.69% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be IMKTA, SPWH, VLGEA, ELA, and XPEL.
  • Visit NGVC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

NGVC Valuation Summary

  • NGVC's price/sales ratio is 0.3; this is 78.57% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • NGVC's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.9 over the prior 111 months.
  • NGVC's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 9.5 over the prior 111 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NGVC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NGVC 2021-09-03 0.3 2.0 15.8 27.7
NGVC 2021-09-02 0.3 2.0 15.9 27.8
NGVC 2021-09-01 0.3 1.9 15.6 27.6
NGVC 2021-08-31 0.3 2.0 16.0 27.9
NGVC 2021-08-30 0.2 1.9 15.1 27.2
NGVC 2021-08-27 0.2 1.9 15.0 27.2

NGVC Growth Metrics

    Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 101.48%.
  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 96.48%.
  • The 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at 424.54%.
Over the past 34 months, NGVC's revenue has gone up $185,146,000.

The table below shows NGVC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 1,067.759 53.596 25.864
2021-09-30 1,055.516 53.88 20.581
2021-06-30 1,047.045 36.059 17.1
2021-03-31 1,053.531 30.448 16.759
2020-12-31 1,071.857 68.366 21.773
2020-09-30 1,036.842 66.503 20.009

NGVC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • NGVC has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 79.08% of graded US stocks.
  • NGVC's asset turnover comes in at 1.579 -- ranking 71st of 165 Retail stocks.
  • WBA, SBH, and SGU are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NGVC.

The table below shows NGVC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 1.579 0.276 0.026
2021-03-31 1.572 0.275 0.026
2020-12-31 1.589 0.276 0.033
2020-09-30 1.534 0.273 0.030
2020-06-30 1.703 0.270 0.033
2020-03-31 1.925 0.267 0.037

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NGVC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $17.81 52-week high $24.25
Prev. close $17.82 52-week low $9.88
Day low $17.45 Volume 42,936
Day high $17.98 Avg. volume 98,237
50-day MA $19.47 Dividend yield 2.24%
200-day MA $15.07 Market Cap 403.88M

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) Company Bio

Natural Grocers operates natural and organic groceries and dietary supplement retail stores in the United States. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Lakewood, Colorado.

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Below are the latest news stories about Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NGVC as an investment opportunity.


The Natural Grocers® story begins in the "Centennial State," which the company has proudly called home since 1955. Its Colorado roots run deep, back to the days when co-founders Margaret and Philip Isely went door-to-door in Golden, Colorado with the dream of making a healthy lifestyle accessible for everyone. In honor of this enduring relationship, Natural Grocers is announcing its second annual 'Celebrate Colorado' event on March 3, 2022, aka 303 Day. Customers at its 41 stores across the stat

Yahoo | February 24, 2022


"Friendship" is the official motto of the "Lone Star State," and Natural Grocers® looks forward to celebrating its friendship with communities across Texas on Texas Independence Day, March 2nd, 2022. Customers at the company's 25 stores across the state will receive a limited-edition, Texas-themed, reusable shopping bag and commemorative sticker (while supplies last), along with robust discounts on local brandsi. Shoppers can also enter to win a $100 Natural Grocers gift card, and every Texas st

Yahoo | February 23, 2022

Natural Grocers: The Bullish Thesis Is Compelling

Investment Thesis Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) is an attractive investment opportunity at the moment. The stock delivered mediocre returns since the company's IPO 10 years ago when compared to the S&P 500, and is now trading below its IPO price of $15 per share. However, there are good...

Unlocking Alpha on Seeking Alpha | February 5, 2022

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) Q1 2022 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NGVC) Q1 2022 Earnings Conference Call February 3, 2022 16:30 ET Company Participants Jessica Thiessen - Assistant Treasurer Kemper Isely - Co-President Todd Dissinger - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Spencer Hanus - Wolfe Research Presentation Operator Good day, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | February 4, 2022

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage GAAP EPS of $0.39, revenue of $277.3M

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage press release (NGVC): Q1 GAAP EPS of $0.39.Revenue of $277.3M (+4.6% Y/Y).

Seeking Alpha | February 3, 2022

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NGVC Price Returns

1-mo -14.06%
3-mo 3.77%
6-mo 35.06%
1-year 53.80%
3-year 99.34%
5-year 121.09%
YTD 26.44%
2021 6.24%
2020 62.34%
2019 -35.12%
2018 71.67%
2017 -24.90%

NGVC Dividends

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