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  • Previous Rank67
  • Revenues ($M)36,643
  • Revenue Percent Change-14.7%
  • Profits ($M)113
  • Profits Percent Change-96.8%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)-

Grocery operator Safeway was bought earlier this year by a group of investors led by private equity firm Cerberus and then merged with Albertsons in a $9.4 billion deal. There is already talk of the food retailers going public again in 2015. The combined entity will have more clout with suppliers, something that could help it with the grocery industry’s notoriously low profit margins. More efficient operations will come in handy as the grocery sector gets more competitive, with Whole Foods Market planning a chain of lower-priced stores, Target looking to become a leader in organic food and Wal-Mart Stores vastly improving its fresh food assortment. The combined company, the 2nd U.S. supermarket operator after Kroger, has begun to shut down stores in a variety of markets like Denver and has been working to improve efficiencies at two grocery chains already seen as well run.

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Company Info

CEO
Robert G. Miller
Industry
Food and Drug Stores
Sector
Food & Drug Stores
HQ Location
Pleasanton, CA
Websitehttp://www.safeway.com
Years on List21

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)36,643-14.7%
Profits ($M)113-96.8%
Total Stockholder Equity5,450-
Employees137,000-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)--

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues0.3%
Profits as % of Assets0.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity2.1%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)0.48
EPS % Change (from 2013)-96.7%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-9.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)23.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)16.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)9.1%