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Grocery Outlet Holding Corporation

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About Grocery Outlet Holding Corporation

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp is a grocery store operator in the United States. Its flexible buying model allows them to offer quality, name-brand opportunistic products at prices generally 40% to 70% below those of conventional retailers. The stores are run by Entrepreneurial independent operators wh... Grocery Outlet Holding Corp is a grocery store operator in the United States. Its flexible buying model allows them to offer quality, name-brand opportunistic products at prices generally 40% to 70% below those of conventional retailers. The stores are run by Entrepreneurial independent operators which create a neighborhood feel through personalized customer service and a localized product offering. Show more

Grocery Stores
Grocery Stores
Dover, Delaware, USA
Grocery Outlet Holding Corporation is listed in the Grocery Stores sector of the NASDAQ with ticker GO. The last closing price for Grocery Outlet was $21.57. Over the last year, Grocery Outlet shares have traded in a share price range of $ 19.73 to $ 36.54.

Grocery Outlet currently has 99,861,691 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of Grocery Outlet is $2.15 billion. Grocery Outlet has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 25.57.

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abrooklyn abrooklyn 2 months ago
Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Results

Source: GlobeNewswire Inc.

Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: GO) ("Grocery Outlet" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 ended March 30, 2024.
Highlights for First Quarter Fiscal 2024 as compared to First Quarter Fiscal 2023:

Net sales increased by 7.4% to $1.04 billion.
Comparable store sales increased by 3.9%, driven by a 7.0% increase in the number of transactions, partially offset by a 2.9% decrease in average transaction size.
The Company opened six new stores, ending the quarter with 474 stores in nine states.
Gross margin decreased by 180 basis points to 29.3%. As previously disclosed, the Company experienced disruptions as a result of the implementation of new technology platforms in late August 2023. Such disruptions are estimated to have negatively impacted gross margin by 210 basis points in the first quarter.
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 13.3% to $303.4 million, or 29.3% of net sales. This includes $12.4 million of commission support we elected to provide our operators in connection with our system upgrades.
Net loss was $1.0 million, or $(0.01) per share.
Adjusted EBITDA(1) decreased by 37.5% to $39.4 million, or 3.8% of net sales.
Adjusted net income(1) decreased by 67.4% to $8.8 million, or $0.09 per adjusted diluted share(1).
"Our sales momentum remained strong during the first quarter as we continue to deliver unbeatable value with an exciting treasure hunt experience, driving continued growth in traffic and sales," said RJ Sheedy, President and CEO of Grocery Outlet. "Despite progress with our systems transition and ending the operator commission support program, as planned, we are disappointed that additional systems conversion issues resulted in a higher than expected adverse profit impact. Our long term growth potential remains intact and we look forward to returning to more normalized business results as we near the end of our systems transition."


(1) Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures, which exclude the impact of certain special items. Please note that our non-GAAP financial measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. See the "Non-GAAP Financial Information" section of this release as well as the respective reconciliations of our non-GAAP financial measures below for additional information about these items.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow:

Cash and cash equivalents totaled $66.9 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2024.
Total debt was $291.0 million at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2024, net of unamortized debt issuance costs.
Net cash provided by operating activities during the first quarter of fiscal 2024 was $7.8 million.
Capital expenditures for the first quarter of fiscal 2024, before the impact of tenant improvement allowances, were $49.3 million, and, net of tenant improvement allowances, were $46.5 million.
On April 1, 2024, we completed the acquisition of United Grocery Outlet ("UGO"), an extreme value, discount grocery retailer with 40 stores located in the Southeastern United States and a distribution center in Tennessee at the time of the acquisition. This acquisition expands Grocery Outlet’s store reach into the new states of Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia.


The Company is updating key guidance figures for fiscal 2024 as follows:

Current Previous
New store openings, net(2) 58 to 62 55 to 60
Net sales(3) $4.30 billion to $4.35 billion $4.30 billion to $4.35 billion
Comparable store sales increase 3.5% to 4.5% 3.0% to 4.0%
Gross margin ~30.5% ~31.3%
Adjusted EBITDA(1)(4) $252 million to $260 million $275 million to $283 million
Adjusted earnings per share — diluted(1) $0.89 to $0.95 $1.14 to $1.20
Capital expenditures (net of tenant improvement allowances)(5) ~$175 million ~$170 million
(2) Includes addition of 40 stores from acquisition of UGO.
(3) Includes $125 million for the second through fourth quarters of fiscal 2024 from acquisition of UGO.
(4) Includes $7 million for the second through fourth quarters of fiscal 2024 from acquisition of UGO.
(5) Includes $15 million for the second through fourth quarters of fiscal 2024 related to anticipated capital improvements for UGO locations. Amount does not include $62 million acquisition price.

The above-referenced full year guidance reflects the Company's estimates of the negative impact of systems implementation to second quarter gross margin of approximately 100 basis points.

Conference Call Information:

A conference call to discuss the first quarter fiscal 2024 financial results is scheduled for today, May 7, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (877) 407-9208 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available online at

A taped replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online and by dialing (844) 512-2921 and entering access code 13744381. The replay will be available for approximately two weeks after the call.

Non-GAAP Financial Information:

In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), management and the Board of Directors use EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share as supplemental key metrics to assess the Company's financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are also frequently used by analysts, investors and other interested parties to evaluate us and other companies in our industry. Management believes it is useful to investors and analysts to evaluate these non-GAAP measures on the same basis as management uses to evaluate the Company's operating results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to supplement GAAP measures of performance to evaluate the effectiveness of its business strategies, to make budgeting decisions and to compare its performance against that of other peer companies using similar measures. In addition, the Company uses adjusted EBITDA to supplement GAAP measures of performance to evaluate performance in connection with compensation decisions. Management believes that excluding items from operating income, net income (loss) and net income (loss) per diluted share that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, the Company's core operating results, and that may vary in frequency or magnitude, enhances the comparability of the Company's results and provides additional information for analyzing trends in the business.

Management defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before net interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization expenses. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude share-based compensation expense, loss on debt extinguishment and modification, asset impairment and gain or loss on disposition, acquisition costs and certain other expenses that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, the Company's core operating results, and that may vary in frequency or magnitude. Adjusted net income represents net income (loss) adjusted for the previously mentioned adjusted EBITDA adjustments, further adjusted for costs related to amortization of purchase accounting assets and deferred financing costs, tax adjustment to normalize the effective tax rate, and tax effect of total adjustments. Basic adjusted earnings per share is calculated using adjusted net income, as defined above, and basic weighted average shares outstanding. Diluted adjusted earnings per share is calculated using adjusted net income, as defined above, and diluted weighted average shares outstanding.

These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other companies and have limitations as analytical tools, and you should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP. The Company addresses the limitations of the non-GAAP measures through the use of various GAAP measures. In the future the Company will incur expenses or charges such as those added back to calculate adjusted EBITDA or adjusted net income. The presentation of these non-GAAP measures should not be construed as an inference that future results will be unaffected by the adjustments used to derive such non-GAAP measures.

The Company has not reconciled the non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share forward-looking guidance included in this release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures because this cannot be done without unreasonable effort due to the variability and low visibility with respect to taxes and non-recurring items, which are potential adjustments to future earnings. We expect the variability of these items to have a potentially unpredictable, and a potentially significant, impact on our future GAAP financial results.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this release other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our future operating results and financial position, our business strategy and plans, our acquisition and integration of United Grocery Outlet, business and market trends, macroeconomic and geopolitical conditions, and the sufficiency of our cash balances, working capital and cash generated from operating, investing, and financing activities for our future liquidity and capital resource needs may constitute forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "outlook," "plan," "project," "seek," "will," and similar expressions, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements, including the following: failure of suppliers to consistently supply the Company with opportunistic products at attractive pricing; inability to successfully identify trends and maintain a consistent level of opportunistic products; failure to maintain or increase comparable store sales; any significant disruption to the Company's distribution network, the operations of its distributions centers and timely receipt of inventory; inflation and other changes affecting the market prices of the products the Company sells; risks associated with newly opened stores; failure to open, relocate or remodel stores on schedule and on budget; costs and successful implementation of marketing, advertising and promotions; failure to maintain the Company's reputation and the value of its brand, including protecting intellectual property; inability to maintain sufficient levels of cash flow from operations; risks associated with leasing substantial amounts of space; failure to properly integrate any acquired businesses; natural or man-made disasters, climate change, power outages, major health epidemics, pandemic outbreaks, terrorist acts, global political events or other serious catastrophic events and the concentration of the Company's business operations; failure to participate effectively in the growing online retail marketplace; unexpected costs and negative effects if the Company incurs losses not covered by insurance; difficulties associated with labor relations and shortages; loss of key personnel or inability to attract, train and retain highly qualified personnel; failure to remediate material weakness in the Company's internal control over financial reporting; risks associated with economic conditions; competition in the retail food industry; movement of consumer trends toward private labels and away from name-brand products; risks associated with deploying the Company's own private label brands; inability to attract and retain qualified independent operators of the Company ("IOs"); failure of the IOs to successfully manage their business; failure of the IOs to repay notes outstanding to the Company; inability of the IOs to avoid excess inventory shrink; any loss or changeover of an IO; legal proceedings initiated against the IOs; legal challenges to the IO/independent contractor business model; failure to maintain positive relationships with the IOs; risks associated with actions the IOs could take that could harm the Company's business; material disruption to information technology systems, including risks associated with any continued impact from our systems transition; failure to maintain the security of information relating to personal information or payment card data of customers, employees and suppliers; risks associated with products the Company and its IOs sell; risks associated with laws and regulations generally applicable to retailers; legal or regulatory proceedings; the Company's substantial indebtedness could affect its ability to operate its business, react to changes in the economy or industry or pay debts and meet obligations; restrictive covenants in the Company's debt agreements may restrict its ability to pursue its business strategies, and failure to comply with any of these restrictions could result in acceleration of the Company's debt; risks associated with tax matters; changes in accounting standards and subjective assumptions, estimates and judgments by management related to complex accounting matters; and the other factors discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in other subsequent reports the Company files with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company's periodic filings are accessible on the SEC's website

Moreover, the Company operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks emerge from time to time. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, and our expectations based on third-party information and projections are from sources that management believes to be reputable, the Company cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release or as of the date specified herein and the Company has based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about future events and trends. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date of this release or to conform these statements to actual results or revised expectations.

About Grocery Outlet:

Based in Emeryville, California, Grocery Outlet is a high-growth, extreme value retailer of quality, name-brand consumables and fresh products sold through a network of independently operated stores. Grocery Outlet has more than 470 stores in California, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nevada, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio and Delaware. Grocery Outlet also owns United Grocery Outlet, a closeout grocery retailer with 41 stores in Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia.

alchemytrader alchemytrader 2 months ago
Soco54 Soco54 3 years ago
The rally of inflation lol
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
I love to buy 52 week lows and all time lows
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
GO must be selling stock, no other reason for this drop other than shortages and maybe some cost pressures. way oversold now at $21-$23

probably piggybacking off the weakness in DLTR
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
that will be a great buy!!!

GO must be raising cash
Soco54 Soco54 3 years ago
Maybe going below $20
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
added more $24s today.
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
wall street is comparing this years sales to last years.

pandemic pull forward.

I will keep buying under $26 if they want to keep it under $26
Soco54 Soco54 3 years ago
There is less than 100 million shares outstanding. Not to high of a float which makes things move easier. That on top of poor results have folks bailing. I saw something the other day that said most folks have more in savings bc of stimulus money. Maybe folks haven’t been looking for discount stores bc they have more liquidity. Idk just a hunch. As inflation rises one would think discount stores would maybe be a good bet.
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
GO- insane drop from $40s.


Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
yes. thanking the market for this dip to $26-$27
Soco54 Soco54 3 years ago
Dead cat bounce coming soon
Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 3 years ago
added this falling knife. will be $32-$34 again in no time
Soco54 Soco54 4 years ago
“Grocery Outlet opened 10 new stores during the third quarter, taking the total count to 372 stores in six states. The company intends to open seven stores in the fourth quarter with no additional closures. This would result in 34 new outlets for the year. The company continues to build its real estate pipeline to support 10% annual unit growth.”
TFMG TFMG 4 years ago

$GO | #GroceryOutlet Long into Earnings

Stock approaching ATH pre earnings - Possible trade pre earnings or wait for a potential breakout trade - Indicators are high but have some room to run higher

Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar 4 years ago
****GO***** ACCUMULATING THIS LOW FLOAT GEM FOR A DOUBLE-reverse split? now that is funny

funny how Gorcery Outlet is red in a time when all money is flowing to grocery stores.


I have a friend who runs one. ;)


see you at $50+

stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
EmptyBones EmptyBones 5 years ago
Alert!!! Get out before the REVERSE SPLIT coming 1-500 to 1-2000
stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
Could this grocery disrupter take on Amazon?
Dec. 27, 2019 - 4:40 - Grocery Outlet head of marketing Layla Kasha discusses how Grocery Outlet is disrupting the industry.
stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NYSE:GO) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts
T695 T695 5 years ago
Lock up expiration today, will be watching to see how it trades
stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
Grocery Outlet CEO Eric Lindberg reveals why the super market chain has no intention of developing an online business and how it continues to compete with Amazon.

stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
Grocery Outlet (NYSE:GO) Releases FY 2019 After-Hours Earnings Guidance

Grocery Outlet (NYSE:GO) issued an update on its FY 2019

After-Hours earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.73-0.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.72. The company issued revenue guidance of $$2.55 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $$2.55 billion.

Grocery Outlet stock traded up $0.83 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $32.60. The company had a trading volume of 9,739 shares, compared to its average volume of 769,049. Grocery Outlet has a 1 year low of $27.75 and a 1 year high of $47.57. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $32.03.

Grocery Outlet (NYSE:GO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 11th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $652.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $652.60 million. Grocery Outlet’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on GO shares. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Grocery Outlet from $40.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 14th. Barclays reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Grocery Outlet in a research report on Thursday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Grocery Outlet from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 12th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $51.00 price target on shares of Grocery Outlet and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, October 8th. Finally, Bank of America boosted their price target on shares of Grocery Outlet from $37.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Wednesday, August 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $39.89.
T695 T695 5 years ago
buy buy buy
stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
2 Grocery Outlet Analysts Remain Sidelined Despite Praising Q3
Jayson Derrick , Benzinga Staff Writer FOLLOW
November 12, 2019 3:48pm

Two Grocery Outlet Holding Corp
GO 5.16%
analysts had plenty of praise for the extreme value grocery chain's third-quarter report, but fell short of recommending the stock to investors.

The Analysts
UBS analyst Michael Lasser maintains a Neutral rating on Grocery Outlet with a $38 price target.

Bank of America analyst Robert Ohmes maintains at Neutral, unchanged $40 price target.

UBS: 'Solid' Quarter
Grocery Outlet's "solid" print includes certain metrics among "the finest results" in the entire consumable retail space, Lasser wrote in a note. For example, same-store sales growth accelerated by 150 basis points on a two-year stack to 5.8% from a combination of traffic and ticket growth.

Gross margins were also 38 basis points higher in the quarter due to opportunistic purchasing, improved efficiencies, product delivery savings and inventory management improvements. It may be difficult to sustain gross margin expansion over time, but the company's exposure to the secondary channel offers a form of protection from pressures its competitors face.

Grocery Outlet's stock is trading at around 40 times 2020 estimates, which Lasser said implies investors aren't "pricing in a meaningful slowdown" in the near term. As such, shares offer a "balanced" risk-reward profile at current levels.

BofA: 'Firing On All Cylinders'
Grocery Outlet's business is "firing on all cylinders" as the company saw broad-based strength across all regions and product categories, Ohmes wrote in a note. Behind the scenes, management deserves credit for solid expense controls and initiatives to improve inventory.

The company continues to see a large supply of product availability which can grow to as much as four times its current size, the analyst wrote. Multiple bullish catalysts, including a differentiated business model, extreme customer value proposition, a path to establish 4,000 stores in the U.S., and expectations for comps to come in above current guidance of 1% to 3% are already "well-appreciated by investors" at current levels.

stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
Grocery Outlet stock rallies 6% after profit beat, raised outlook
Published: Nov 11, 2019 4:22 p.m. ET

Shares of Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. $GO, +6.29% jumped 6% in the extended session Monday after the company reported adjusted profit above Wall Street expectations and tweaked its guidance higher. Grocery Outlet said it earned $12.4 million, or 13 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with $7.7 million, or 11 cents a share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2018. Adjusted for one-time items, Grocery Outlet earned $20.6 million, or 22 cents a share, compared with $13 million, or 19 cents a share, a year ago. Sales rose 13.1% to $652.5 million, from $576.8 million a year ago. Same-store sales rose 5.8%, the company said. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 19 cents a share on sales of $652.6 million. Grocery Outlet said it expects full-year 2019 sales "slightly above" $2.55 billion, versus a prior guidance of sales between $2.50 billion and $2.53 billion, and adjusted EPS between 73 cents and 74 cents, compared with a previous guidance of adjusted EPS between 68 cents and 71 cents. Shares of Grocery Outlet ended the regular trading day down 0.4%.
stockguard stockguard 5 years ago
Company Description
We are a high-growth, extreme value retailer of quality, name-brand consumables and fresh products sold through a network of independently operated stores. Each of our stores offers a fun, treasure hunt shopping experience in an easy-to-navigate, small-box format. An ever-changing assortment of “WOW!” deals, complemented by everyday staple products, generates customer excitement and encourages frequent visits from bargain-minded shoppers. Our flexible buying model allows us to offer quality, name-brand opportunistic products at prices generally 40% to 70% below those of conventional retailers. Entrepreneurial independent operators (“IOs”) run our stores and create a neighborhood feel through personalized customer service and a localized product offering. This differentiated approach has driven 15 consecutive years of positive comparable store sales growth. Our founder, Jim Read, pioneered our opportunistic buying model in 1946 and subsequently developed the IO selling approach, which harnesses individual entrepreneurship and local decision-making to better serve our customers. Underlying this differentiated model was a mission that still guides us today: “Touching Lives for the Better.” Since 2006, the third generation of Read family leadership has advanced this mission and accelerated growth by strengthening our supplier relationships, introducing new product categories and expanding the store base from 128 to 323 stores across the West Coast and Pennsylvania. These efforts have more than tripled sales from approximately $640 million in 2006 to $2.3 billion in 2018, representing an 11% compound annual growth rate (“CAGR”). Our passionate, founding family-led management team remains a driving force behind our growth-oriented culture. Our differentiated model for buying and selling delivers a “WOW!” shopping experience, which generates customer excitement, inspires loyalty and supports profitable sales growth: • How we buy: We source quality, name-brand consumables and fresh products opportunistically through a large, centralized purchasing team that leverages long-standing and actively managed supplier relationships to acquire merchandise at significant discounts. Our speed and efficiency in responding to supplier needs, combined with our specialized supply chain capabilities and flexible merchandising strategy, enhance our access to discounted products and allow us to turn inventory quickly and profitably. Our buyers proactively source on-trend products based on changing consumer preferences, including a wide selection of Natural, Organic, Specialty and Healthy (“NOSH”) products. We also source everyday staple products to complement our opportunistic offerings. We purchase over 85,000 stock keeping units (“SKUs”) from approximately 1,500 suppliers annually. Each store offers a curated and ever-changing assortment of approximately 5,000 SKUs, creating a “buy now” sense of urgency that promotes return visits and fosters customer loyalty. • How we sell: Our stores are independently operated by entrepreneurial small business owners who have a relentless focus on selecting the best products for their communities, providing personalized customer service and driving improved store performance. Unlike a store manager of a traditional retailer, IOs are independent businesses and are responsible for store operations, including ordering, merchandising and managing inventory, marketing locally and directly hiring, training and employing their store workers. IOs initially contribute capital to establish their business and share store-level gross profits with us. These factors both align our interests and incentivize IOs to aggressively grow their business to realize substantial financial upside. This combination of local decision-making supported by our purchasing scale and corporate resources results in a “small business at scale” model that we believe is difficult for competitors to replicate. Our value proposition has broad appeal with bargain-minded customers across all income levels, demographics and geographies. Customers visited our stores over 85 million times in 2018 with the average customer shopping twice per month and spending over $25 per transaction. We believe that our sustained focus on delivering ever-changing “WOW!” deals within a fun, treasure hunt shopping environment has generated strong customer loyalty and brand affinity. This customer enthusiasm is evidenced by our high scores on surveys designed to measure customer experience of our brand and 11 consecutive years of positive comparable store traffic growth. We believe that our broad customer appeal supports significant new store growth opportunities, and we plan to continue to expand our reach to additional customers and geographies across the United States. Our stores have performed well across all economic cycles, as demonstrated by our 15 consecutive years of positive comparable store sales growth and consistent gross margins of between 30.1% and 30.8% since 2010.(1) In fact, our value proposition attracts even more customers in periods of economic uncertainty as evidenced by our average 13.5% comparable store sales growth during the recessionary economic conditions experienced in 2008 and 2009. Our model is also insulated from store labor-related variability because IOs directly employ their store workers. The result is lower corporate fixed costs, providing further protection in the event of an economic downturn. --- Following the 2014 H&F Acquisition (as defined below), we made significant infrastructure investments and have continued to grow our business, as evidenced by the following achievements since 2015: • Expanded our store count from 237 to 316 (as of December 29, 2018), a CAGR of 10.1% • Grown comparable store sales at an average annual rate of 4.2% • Increased sales from $1.6 billion to $2.3 billion, a CAGR of 12.0% • Maintained consistent gross margins of between 30.2% and 30.6% on an annual basis • Increased net income from $4.8 million to $15.9 million, a CAGR of 49.3% • Increased adjusted EBITDA from $108.2 million to $153.6 million, a CAGR of 12.4% --- Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. was incorporated in Delaware on September 11, 2014. Our principal executive offices are located at 5650 Hollis Street, Emeryville, California 94608. Our telephone number is (510) 845-1999. 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