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 Stores without groceries
  • Sub-Industry: Hypermarkets & Super Centers
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:PSMT
  • CUSIP: 74151110
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $2.64611 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 30,042,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $83.08
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $86.35
  • 52 Week Range: $78.00 - $94.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.46
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.17
  • P/E Growth: 1.87
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.97 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.89
  • Book Value: $22.95 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.85
  • Annual Dividend: $0.70
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
  • EBIDTA: $184.93 million
  • Net Margins: 3.13%
  • Return on Equity: 14.05%
  • Return on Assets: 8.26%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.15%
  • Current Ratio: 1.50%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
  • Average Volume: 130,112 shs.
  • Beta: 1.25
  • Short Ratio: 6.41

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 declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, February 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.35 per share on Thursday, August 31st. This represents a 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 5th. The company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.05. The firm earned $730.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $734.80 million. PriceSmart had a return on equity of 14.05% and a net margin of 3.13%. PriceSmart's revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.55 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 Thursday, October, 26th 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 targets for PriceSmart's stock. Their predictions range from $102.00 to $102.00. On average, they anticipate 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 1.5% in the month of July. PriceSmart stock dropped by 8.1% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Who are some of PriceSmart's key competitors?

Who are PriceSmart's key executives?

PriceSmart's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert E. Price, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Jose Luis Laparte, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Sherry S. Bahrambeygui, Independent Vice Chairman of the Board
  • John M. Heffner, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • William J. Naylon, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Francisco Velasco, Executive Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Rodrigo Calvo, Executive Vice President—Real Estate of the Company
  • Frank Diaz, Executive Vice President - Logistics and Distribution
  • Brud E. Drachman, Executive Vice President – Construction and Facilities
  • John D. Hildebrandt, Executive Vice President - Operations

Who owns PriceSmart stock?

PriceSmart's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.74%), Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (4.59%), BlackRock Inc. (4.39%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (4.35%), FMR LLC (3.74%) and Bank of Montreal Can (3.39%). 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 Ameriprise Financial Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., First Trust Advisors LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Stifel Financial Corp, Wells Fargo & Company MN and M&T Bank 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Genesis Asset Managers LLP, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, PDT Partners LLC, BlackRock Inc. and Northern Trust Corp. 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.

What is PriceSmart's stock price today?

One share of PriceSmart stock can currently be purchased for approximately $88.30.

MarketBeat Community Rating for PriceSmart (NASDAQ PSMT)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  107 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  123 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  230
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about PriceSmart and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $102.00 (15.52% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/8/2017Roth 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 9/21/2015 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
10/25/2017$0.74N/AView Earnings Details
7/5/2017Q3 2017$0.67$0.62$734.80 million$730.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)
Most Recent Dividend:8/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.70
Dividend Yield:0.79%
Payout Ratio:22.73% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
23.33% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
21.54% (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: 71.98%
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
8/1/2017Sherry S BahrambeyguiDirectorSell3,561$84.88$302,257.68View SEC Filing  
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 logoLatAm Logistic Properties Signs 16,000 square meter Build-to-Suit with PriceSmart in Costa Rica - September 19 at 6:48 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. : PSMT-US: Dividend Analysis : August 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 14, 2017 - September 15 at 7:52 AM logoZacks: PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Given $102.00 Average Price Target by Brokerages - September 14 at 10:33 AM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Announces August Sales Increase 4% - September 12 at 8:52 AM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) August Sales Rise 4% Y/Y, Comps Improve - September 12 at 8:52 AM logoPriceSmart Announces August Sales; And Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Dates - September 12 at 8:52 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - September 12 at 7:02 AM logoTuesday Morning Corp. (TUES) & PriceSmart (PSMT) Head to Head Review - August 30 at 10:24 PM logoFinancial Survey: Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES) & PriceSmart (PSMT) - August 22 at 6:28 PM logoReviewing Tuesday Morning Corp. (TUES) and PriceSmart (PSMT) - August 22 at 12:24 PM logoZacks: PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Given Average Recommendation of "Strong Buy" by Analysts - August 20 at 6:18 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about PriceSmart Inc. - August 17 at 7:06 AM logoHead-To-Head Review: Dollar Tree (DLTR) versus PriceSmart (PSMT) - August 13 at 8:10 PM logoPriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) and Dollar Tree (DLTR) Head to Head Comparison - August 12 at 2:04 PM logoContrasting Dollar Tree (DLTR) & PriceSmart (PSMT) - August 11 at 10:50 AM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) July Sales Comps Increase 1.4% - August 9 at 6:37 AM logoPriceSmart Announces July Sales - August 8 at 6:20 AM logoHead to Head Analysis: Dollar Tree (DLTR) vs. PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) - August 6 at 10:18 PM logoSherry S. Bahrambeygui Sells 3,561 Shares of PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Stock - August 3 at 10:38 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. Same-Store Sales Grow 1.5% in July, Shares Drop by 8.1% (NASDAQ:PSMT) - August 1 at 9:34 AM logoCritical Survey: PriceSmart (PSMT) versus Dollar Tree (DLTR) - July 28 at 8:11 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) Upgraded to Hold by BidaskClub - July 24 at 9:04 PM logo PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Given Average Rating of "Strong Buy" by Analysts - July 21 at 11:19 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) Downgraded by TheStreet - July 17 at 11:40 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub - July 16 at 10:50 PM logoAnalyzing PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) and TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX) - July 13 at 6:31 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: PriceSmart’s Sales Grew 4%; Earnings Jumped 13% - July 13 at 8:19 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - July 12 at 11:50 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. :PSMT-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : July 10, 2017 - July 11 at 6:50 AM logoPriceSmart's (PSMT) CEO Jose Luis Laparte on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 8 at 1:47 PM logoPriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) Sank After Weak Q3 Report - July 8 at 1:47 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSMT-US : July 6, 2017 - July 7 at 5:52 AM logoEdited Transcript of PSMT earnings conference call or presentation 6-Jul-17 4:00pm GMT - July 7 at 5:52 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub - July 6 at 8:29 PM logoNoteworthy Thursday Option Activity: PSMT, TXMD, IVAC - July 6 at 4:03 PM logoPriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) Has Dropped To A 9-Month Low After Q3 Miss - July 6 at 4:03 PM logoPositive Warehouse Sales May Help Revive Retail - July 6 at 4:03 PM logoPriceSmart Announces Third Quarter Results of Operations - July 6 at 8:08 AM logoPriceSmart Inc. (PSMT) Is Losing Ground After Q3 Miss - July 6 at 8:08 AM logoPriceSmart posts 3Q profit - July 6 at 8:08 AM logoPriceSmart (PSMT) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Miss Estimates - July 6 at 8:08 AM logoPriceSmart Announces June Sales; Also Announces Property Acquisition in Dominican Republic - July 6 at 8:08 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Issues Earnings Results - July 5 at 9:14 PM logoZacks: PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Given $102.00 Average Target Price by Analysts - June 28 at 10:28 AM logoPriceSmart, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PSMT-US : June 19, 2017 - June 19 at 10:14 AM logoPriceSmart Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for PSMT - June 17 at 8:04 PM logoPriceSmart Announces May Sales; Third Quarter Earnings Release Dates Also Announced - June 7 at 7:17 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. Stock Rises 0% Following May Same-Store Sales Report (NASDAQ:PSMT) - June 7 at 2:08 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:PSMT) : June 6, 2017 - June 6 at 8:13 PM logoPriceSmart, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : PSMT-US : June 5, 2017 - June 5 at 7:58 PM



PriceSmart (PSMT) Chart for Thursday, September, 21, 2017

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