PriceSmart Company Profile (NASDAQ:PSMT)

About PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)

PriceSmart logoPriceSmart, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the international operation of membership shopping in warehouse clubs. In addition, the Company operates distribution centers and offices in the United States. The Company's segments include the United States, Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia. The Company owns and operates the United States-style membership shopping warehouse clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean. It offers private label consumer goods to individuals and businesses. The Company offers three types of memberships, such as Business, Diamond and in Costa Rica Platinum memberships. It promotes Business membership through its marketing programs and offers certain merchandise targeted to businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, offices and institutions. The Diamond membership is focused on individuals and families. The Company offers Platinum memberships in Costa Rica.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Discount, Variety Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Hypermarkets & Super Centers
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:PSMT
  • CUSIP: 74151110
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.65 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 30,003,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $87.98
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $88.25
  • 52 Week Range: $75.80 - $94.86
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 29.48
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.72
  • P/E Growth: 2.23
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.95 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.90
  • Book Value: $22.39 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.94
  • Annual Dividend: $0.70
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
  • EBIDTA: $183.31 million
  • Net Margins: 3.07%
  • Return on Equity: 14.43%
  • Return on Assets: 8.42%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.11%
  • Current Ratio: 1.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.55%
  • Average Volume: 104,895 shs.
  • Beta: 1.31
  • Short Ratio: 13.21

Frequently Asked Questions for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)

What is PriceSmart's stock symbol?

PriceSmart trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PSMT."

How often does PriceSmart pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for PriceSmart?

PriceSmart announced a semiannual dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share on Thursday, August 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 0.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. View PriceSmart's Dividend History.

How were PriceSmart's earnings last quarter?

PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) announced its earnings results on Thursday, July, 7th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.15. The company earned $704.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $706.48 million. PriceSmart had a net margin of 3.07% and a return on equity of 14.43%. The company's revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.70 EPS. View PriceSmart's Earnings History.

When will PriceSmart make its next earnings announcement?

PriceSmart is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 5th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for PriceSmart.

Where is PriceSmart's stock going? Where will PriceSmart's stock price be in 2017?

1 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for PriceSmart's stock. Their forecasts range from $102.00 to $102.00. On average, they expect PriceSmart's stock price to reach $102.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for PriceSmart.

How were PriceSmart's same store sales last quarter?

PriceSmart same-store sales climbed 2.1% during the month of April. PriceSmart stock rose by 1.3% in the first day of trading following the news.

Who are some of PriceSmart's key competitors?

Who owns PriceSmart stock?

PriceSmart's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.72%), Wellington Management Group LLP (4.49%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (4.43%), BlackRock Inc. (4.29%), Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (4.23%) and FMR LLC (3.71%). Company insiders that own PriceSmart stock include Chong Jesus Von, Frank Ramon Diaz, John D Hildebrandt, John Heffner, Katherine L Hensley, Laura Santana, Mitchell G Lynn, Robert E Price, Rodrigo Calvo, Sherry S Bahrambeygui, Thomas D Martin and William J Naylon. View Institutional Ownership Trends for PriceSmart.

Who sold PriceSmart stock? Who is selling PriceSmart stock?

PriceSmart's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WCM Investment Management CA, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Baillie Gifford & Co. and Stifel Financial Corp. Company insiders that have sold PriceSmart stock in the last year include Frank Ramon Diaz, John D Hildebrandt, John Heffner, Katherine L Hensley, Laura Santana, Mitchell G Lynn, Rodrigo Calvo, Sherry S Bahrambeygui and William J Naylon. View Insider Buying and Selling for PriceSmart.

Who bought PriceSmart stock? Who is buying PriceSmart stock?

PriceSmart's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Wellington Management Group LLP. View Insider Buying and Selling for PriceSmart.

How do I buy PriceSmart stock?

Shares of PriceSmart can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of PriceSmart stock cost?

One share of PriceSmart stock can currently be purchased for approximately $88.25.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $102.00 (15.58% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/18/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetBuy$102.00LowView Rating Details
11/18/2015ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector OutperformN/AView Rating Details
11/18/2015Howard WeilInitiated CoverageOutperform$21.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Earnings by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Earnings History by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
1/5/2017Q1 2017$0.84$0.82$736.69 million$739.57 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q4$0.65$0.74$708.17 million$711.05 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/7/2016Q3$0.70$0.55$706.48 million$704.26 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/7/2016Q216$0.88$0.85$777.64 million$777.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/7/2016Q1$0.83$0.78$712.42 million$711.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q4$0.75$0.75$691.88 million$699.18 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/9/2015Q315$0.72$0.70$688.02 million$697.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/9/2015Q215$0.98$0.82$736.22 million$750.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/8/2015Q115$0.74$0.68$660.71 million$656.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q414$0.74$0.73$620.80 million$622.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/10/2014Q314$0.69$0.70$624.46 million$615.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/9/2014Q214$0.89$0.93$678.91 million$674.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/9/2014Q1$0.74$0.71$609.04 million$605.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q413$0.66$0.69$586.61 million$568.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/10/2013Q3 2013$0.64$0.61$573.56 million$571.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/9/2013Q2 2013$0.76$0.82$609.67 million$607.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/9/2013Q1 2013$0.62$0.66$535.38 million$535.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q412$0.61$0.58$513.20 million$499.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/9/2012$0.60$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/4/2012$0.69$0.67ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/6/2012$0.58$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.50$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/7/2011$0.49$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/7/2011$0.57$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/7/2011$0.44$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.02
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.40
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.78$0.78$0.78
Q2 20171$0.86$0.86$0.86
Q3 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q4 20171$0.69$0.69$0.69
Q1 20181$0.88$0.88$0.88
Q2 20181$0.95$0.95$0.95
Q3 20181$0.76$0.76$0.76
Q4 20181$0.81$0.81$0.81
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Next Dividend:8/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.70
Dividend Yield:0.79%
Payout Ratio:23.65% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.08% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
19.61% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)

Dividend History by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 28.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.84%
Insider Trades by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Insider Trades by Quarter for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/2/2017Mitchell G LynnDirectorSell2,436$86.23$210,056.28View SEC Filing  
4/13/2017Laura SantanaEVPSell1,100$86.77$95,447.00View SEC Filing  
4/12/2017Mitchell G LynnDirectorSell3,000$86.53$259,590.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2017John HeffnerCFOSell2,872$88.01$252,764.72View SEC Filing  
2/3/2017William J NaylonCOOSell800$88.71$70,968.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017William J NaylonCOOSell1,800$83.45$150,210.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Sherry S BahrambeyguiDirectorSell1,600$85.38$136,608.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2017John D HildebrandtEVPSell1,321$83.56$110,382.76View SEC Filing  
1/23/2017Sherry S BahrambeyguiDirectorSell4,400$83.40$366,960.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Sherry S BahrambeyguiDirectorSell6,500$84.32$548,080.00View SEC Filing  
1/11/2017Katherine L HensleyDirectorSell1,000$84.27$84,270.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2016Rodrigo CalvoEVPSell2,230$88.79$198,001.70View SEC Filing  
11/2/2016Frank Ramon DiazEVPSell1,388$86.29$119,770.52View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016John D HildebrandtEVPSell1,614$91.00$146,874.00View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016William J NaylonCOOSell3,025$90.08$272,492.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Robert E PriceDirectorSell220,844$84.00$18,550,896.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016William J NaylonCOOSell1,775$85.16$151,159.00View SEC Filing  
4/21/2016Chong Jesus VonEVPSell900$84.36$75,924.00View SEC Filing  
4/14/2016John HeffnerCFOSell3,266$84.79$276,924.14View SEC Filing  
4/12/2016Thomas D MartinInsiderSell1,355$81.54$110,486.70View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016John D HildebrandtEVPSell635$70.92$45,034.20View SEC Filing  
1/27/2016Frank Ramon DiazEVPSell700$73.39$51,373.00View SEC Filing  
7/23/2015Sherry S BahrambeyguiDirectorSell2,000$102.66$205,320.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2015William J NaylonCOOSell2,000$99.04$198,080.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015Sherry S BahrambeyguiDirectorSell3,000$100.11$300,330.00View SEC Filing  
7/14/2015Rodrigo CalvoEVPSell1,768$97.28$171,991.04View SEC Filing  
7/14/2015Thomas D MartinInsiderSell1,872$98.00$183,456.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2015Robert M GansEVPSell1,872$83.95$157,154.40View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015Jose Luis LaparteCEOSell17,146$80.80$1,385,396.80View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015Robert M GansEVPSell1,825$80.73$147,332.25View SEC Filing  
4/17/2015John HeffnerCFOSell3,985$79.13$315,333.05View SEC Filing  
4/14/2015Thomas D MartinEVPSell1,360$79.71$108,405.60View SEC Filing  
4/14/2015William J NaylonCOOSell2,600$79.67$207,142.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2015John D HildebrandtEVPSell3,503$87.29$305,776.87View SEC Filing  
1/13/2015Robert M GansEVPSell2,775$87.50$242,812.50View SEC Filing  
4/14/2014Jose Luis LaparteCEOSell16,976$94.60$1,605,929.60View SEC Filing  
2/11/2014John HeffnerCFOSell2,000$95.32$190,640.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2014William NaylonCOOSell3,500$94.21$329,735.00View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014John HildebrandtEVPSell3,506$94.62$331,737.72View SEC Filing  
11/13/2013William NaylonCOOSell2,000$121.22$242,440.00View SEC Filing  
11/5/2013Sherry BahrambeyguiDirectorSell10,000$120.22$1,202,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2013Thomas MartinEVPSell3,236$120.27$389,193.72View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Thomas D MartinEVPSell3,650$76.66$279,809.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
Latest Headlines for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
DateHeadline logoRoth Capital Analysts Give PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) a $102.00 Price Target - May 19 at 7:16 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSMT-US : May 10, 2017 - May 10 at 11:26 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. Stock Rises 1.3% Following Same-Store Sales Report (NASDAQ:PSMT) - May 8 at 5:08 PM logoPriceSmart Announces April Sales - May 5 at 8:25 AM logo PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Receives Average Recommendation of "Strong Buy" from Brokerages - May 4 at 8:12 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Director Sells $210,056.28 in Stock - May 3 at 11:10 PM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of -0.02 - May 3 at 12:37 PM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.31 - April 22 at 3:34 PM logoETFs with exposure to PriceSmart, Inc. : April 19, 2017 - April 19 at 7:20 PM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.44 - April 18 at 2:46 PM logoMitchell G. Lynn Sells 3,000 Shares of PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Stock - April 14 at 4:57 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) EVP Laura Santana Sells 1,100 Shares - April 14 at 4:56 PM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 14 at 3:28 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. :PSMT-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 9:40 AM logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for PriceSmart, Inc.'s Q4 2017 Earnings (PSMT) - April 11 at 1:16 PM logoPriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) Fell To A 3-Week Low After Q2 Miss - April 10 at 9:37 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PSMT-US : April 10, 2017 - April 10 at 9:37 AM logoPriceSmart's (PSMT) CEO Jose Luis Laparte on Q2 2017 Results ... - Seeking Alpha - April 8 at 12:06 PM logoEarnings Reaction History: PriceSmart, Inc., 75.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.4% Sensitive - Nasdaq - April 8 at 12:06 PM logoPriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) Is Falling After Q2 Earnings Miss - RTT News - April 8 at 12:06 PM logoEdited Transcript of PSMT earnings conference call or presentation 7-Apr-17 4:00pm GMT - April 8 at 12:06 PM logoPriceSmart shares sink after quarterly earnings fall short - April 7 at 7:42 PM logoETFs with exposure to PriceSmart, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 7:42 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. Same Store Sales Rise 2.9% in March (NASDAQ:PSMT) - April 7 at 5:36 PM logoPriceSmart Inc. Grows Despite Economic Challenges - April 7 at 2:27 PM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Down on Q2 Earnings - April 7 at 12:04 PM logoPriceSmart Announces Second Quarter Results of Operations and March Sales - April 7 at 12:04 PM logoPriceSmart posts 2Q profit - April 7 at 12:04 PM logoPriceSmart shares slip after earnings miss Street view - April 7 at 12:04 PM logoPriceSmart Stock Falls Premarket Following Earnings Miss - April 7 at 12:04 PM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Q2 Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates - April 7 at 12:04 PM logoPost-earnings dip for PriceSmart - April 7 at 10:56 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday - April 5 at 7:27 AM logoRoth Capital Reiterates "$102.00" Price Target for PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) - April 3 at 12:06 AM logoWeek Ahead: The GOP Girds for Battle ... With Itself - April 1 at 11:01 AM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Dollar General's Quarterly Sales Jumped 13.7%; EPS Climbed 15% - March 29 at 8:56 AM logoAnalysts Anticipate PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) to Announce $0.86 Earnings Per Share - March 28 at 11:47 AM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Feb. Comps Increase 2.6% - - March 9 at 2:11 AM logoPriceSmart Announces February Sales; also announces Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Results - March 7 at 9:36 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February ... - Nasdaq - February 11 at 2:40 AM logo8:03 am PriceSmart reports Jan comps of +0.2% vs -0.3% year ago and 3.1% last month - February 7 at 10:02 PM logoPriceSmart Announces January Sales - February 7 at 8:45 AM logoPriceSmart Announces New Warehouse Club Site in Costa Rica; Also Announces Acquisition of New Distribution Center in Medley, Florida - February 3 at 8:15 PM logoPriceSmart Announces Semi-Annual Dividend - February 2 at 9:05 PM logoPSMT Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average - January 26 at 2:18 AM logoPRICESMART INC Financials - January 11 at 8:02 PM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Post Earnings Coverage as PriceSmart's Q1 Earnings Outperformed Forecasts - January 10 at 8:22 PM logo8:01 am PriceSmart reports December comps of +3.1% vs +1.3% year ago and -0.2% last month - January 7 at 11:57 PM logoEdited Transcript of PSMT earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jan-17 5:00pm GMT - January 7 at 1:08 AM logoPriceSmart's (PSMT) CEO Jose Luis Laparte on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - January 6 at 8:06 PM



PriceSmart (PSMT) Chart for Thursday, May, 25, 2017

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