because it sure didn't make sense to me, given how well the company was doing. he promptly agreed. we went over not only was the quarter a miss, so to speak, but there were many line items much, much better than expected. it seemed obvious, that i did a little homework. they did the big pirouette and surged from 122 to $133.50, hitting an all-time high. the sellers -- they were just plain wrong. next up, let's talk clorox. here's a similar situation. sill love the quarter. because it showed some incredible margin improvement because energy costs were way down. demand was good. organic line of goods was kingford, let's just say terrific. the news flash was bleach numbers off the charts. so what happens? the stock immediately get obliterated, falling from 131 to 124. when i saw ben odire soon after,
i asked what the heck is happening here? what's the deal? how could your stock have gotten so clobbered? he didn't know. he had beaten everything he was asked to do. i puzzled over a line item. he quickly explained that the company is about to large a campaign for britta. and i promptly called the decline in clorox ridiculous. it was. memo to the idiots who sold it. the stock has gone for 124 to 131 i'm confident it can take out that high. saunders, incredibly the ceo of aller again. he sat right here. and after the company thought that was by far the best quarter of any pharmaceutical company. most of the drug lines had accelerated. the fda approval rates were off the charts. that's incredible, plus the
merger with pfizer while under attack by house democrats. a legal loophole in the -- lower taxes in a foreign judds, weigh nevertheless on track, ready to close the second half. i asked if he could explain how hard the stock has been hit of late. he said baffled, hi had no explanation for the weakness whatsoever. i asked could it be a key part of the transaction a the sale it toffeea might be offtrack? nope, it's going to close soon. >> i thought might it be something political? so you threw up my hands and proclaimed my own bafflement, too. earp with right, aller again didn't deserve to go down at all. then salesforce.com. three weeks ago we visited with the ceo in san francisco. the stock had fallen from $67 to the mid $50s.
he couldn't answer directly how the numbers were looking, given he was in what's known as the quiet period, where you can't reveal anything exact will the quarter, he did go out to say it was a fabulous time for salesforce and while -- remember that, that was the linkedin percent, the tab lo software, he said business was is it boomling, and how ceos had been praising it all over the place. it's a marquee client. the result, the stock immediately fell another 8%. the whole thing was insane. insult to injury, earlier a brokerage firm said he would be cautious on the conference call and the gross margins could be under pressure. and of course the strong dollar. then last night salesforce reported the best tech quarter for 2016. a 27% revenue growth. that's astounding.
including a 38% rise in operating cash flow, to 460 million. take that doubters that the company makes for money. two nine-figure contracts, again, unheard of. the gross margins were off the chart. while what did have to come up? how about the analyst estimates for the rest of 2016? they were taking up gigantically after the quarter, because salesforce is doing so well. it was absurd that they didn't see it coming. finally there's the palo alto story. we talked with ceo mark mclack lynn when we were out there. it was in free fall just three weeks ago. he assured us it was sound, it kept getting hammered anyway. testify soaring all the way back to where the selling started. i'm saying that was more sellers' remorse.
now, there were a ton of these walmart allegedly blew up, under further review, the reason for the dlin seemed too pat. explanation is pretty darned thorough. it's up almost four points. same thing with lockheed martin. then this went still lower. what did they sell? why? who knows? now up 14 straight points. myobottom line is all these are examples of fear and panic trumping sfla, but fortunately now the panic is receding. your first judgment may not be a judgment at all. just the siren of worry blurring your decision-making, and keeping you from making some mad money. let's go to hollis in florida. hollis? >> caller: hi ya, jim, how are you doing? i'm looking at qualcomm again.
the theo maybe it's time to get in. i see they're having problems with the china's and koreans about their licensing. >> but they've been solving some of those. i got a little too bullish on qualcomm, then watched the stock go down, but i think you're okay here. it's not my favorite. i like skyworks solutions dan in virginia. >> caller: boo-yah, professor cramer. long time listener, first time caller. >> okay. >> caller: i bought the avis group stock about four months ago. >> whoa. >> caller: very positive article in the "barron's" the stock is down 62% for the year, and approximately 50% since i bought it. i would like you to tell us, what is your overall opinion on a car rental business as an investment? >> okay the car rental -- let me tell you, sir, i talked about it
on my mad dash with david faber yesterday. it took my breath away. i simply son think things are as bad as the stock, but it raised e eyebrows. let me do more work on avis. we're both trying to get around how the stock could be down so much, given the fact the numbers itself weren't that bad. we have work to do, sir, and i will do it for you. brooke in oklahoma. brook. >> caller: hey, mr. cramer, how are you doing? >> i'm doing well, how about you? >> caller: great. thank you for taking my call. quick question. my question has to do with realty income and price ceilings. it's been performing really well even on down days, and it's trading well above its target price, and it's paying a 4% dividend on top of that. in your opinion, do you think it's broken through its price ceiling? if so, would you buy? >> okay, i've been going over
this story with matt, my expert on real estate investment trust and fantastic friend and accountant. we were saying this is just a handful of ones that have done well, because it's in the commercial leasing business, and i think it has further to go higher, but be careful. that group is under a lot of pressure. all right. this is what seller' remorse looks like. it teaches you not to let fear and panic trump rationality. domino's delivers pizza to use your dorell in about 30 minutes. today alone. could the company continue to help make you some dough? i have the ceo fresh off earnings. i'm getting my shopping list ready to see if super value, recent decline? steal or not? and i'm going to reveal it to you just ahead. i suggest you still with cramer! don't miss a second of "mad
with xfinity x1. . i want a large pie, and i said the cheese -- oh, i'm sorry, i was ordering a domino's from my watch. all i can say is wow, domino's has done it again. i've recommended them consistently for the last six year. time after time the company with the 11,700 almost entirely franchised locations and amazing online technology, hence my little watch joke, has delivered terrific numbers. today was no different. a real blowout poston a five cents earnings beat, along with much higher expected revenues. best of all comp store sales, 120%, same clip. congratulations, best in 2016 of
everything i follow. no worder the stock roared more than 13% today. wouza. all-time high. let's check in with patrick doyle, the ceo of domino's pizza, find out more. mr. doyle, congratulations on the best retail restaurant quarter of 2016 i've seen so far. >> thank you, jim. appreciate it. it was pretty terrific. >> yeah, it was. i'm going for quote from you and i want you to expand. you said our success didn't happen overnight and certainly not due to the push of with you budden. i'm going to give you the floor to explain what did happen to explain this quarter? >> i think it's a couple things. first, it's the culmination of a lot of things we've been working on. we've got the food rites. we've got the service right. the technology is driving things. advertising is terrific. the teams is doing a great job, but most importantly, our store
manager, franchisees are handling it very well. it's a lot of different things that have been going right? there's no specific thing that drove it. it's just this momentum that's been building for a long time? >> this is something that easterbrook and mcdonald's also had a great quarter, has been trying to instruct upon me, the actual mood, morale and karma matters to your in your opinion bers, it does, doesn't it? >> it does. our franchisees came up through our system in the u.s., and they're excited about t they're sealing the momentum, they're executing well. i couldn't be happier with them. they've making more money than they have ever made. they're reinvesting, getting the stores reimaged. momentum is powerful.
if everybody is singing from the same hymnal, it drives a lot of success. i'm seeing them success. a lot of them are my friends, you know, so getting notes and calls from them when things are going this well is -- is pretty terrific. >> i hope everybody heard what patty said, people up through the ranks, which is the greatness of america which doesn't get talked enough about. i made a little joke, which i was ordering my no-cheese -- we order the no-cheese at home with my watch. but the truth is when there's a device that can reach you, you will put it out, and now more than 50% and the company makes money when you do these transactions on technology, right? >> yeah, that's right. we charge a very small fee to the franchisees, to the stores whenever this is a technology, a digital order. the most recent additions would be the ability to order through
your apple watch, and we also have something now for the amazon echo. so you can voice order off of the new amazon device in your home. we just want to be everywhere, and we're doing that. it continues to drive business for us. >> you know, one of the things i thought was pretty amazing, we're talking about value. i know you always said, listen, it's not like we're taking share, but you hadn't taken on any price increases. people like value, patty. you have not raised prices, and it matters, doesn't it? >> it does. our national offer has been the same for six, seven years, two medium two-topping pizzas for $5.99, and frankly it allows us to advertise more than just price point. if you're moving your price around every couple months, it means you have to use a lot of your advertising dollars to kind of drive that new price point
with consumers. they know what they're going to get when they come to domino's. we think it's been effective for us. >> you know more about them than ever. i was impressed by the pizza profile and of course the new loyalty program, which i know it's too early to necessarily put numbers, too, but the pizza profile is really helping you? >> it absolutely is. we've now got this one place where we've got the information around the customer, so if they want to order from a watch or order from their app, or order from mobile web. every time they have accessed us, we're tracking that. so for the loyalty program, basically all they had to do was check one box, that they want to be enrolled in the program. that meant it was easy to sign people up. it is too early to know exactly how much it's going to drive the business, but the early returns are good, the consumer feedback is good. we'll see how that plays out.
>> i don't want to sleight international which also was strong. india, biggest growth champion for 2015. why is that? >> you know what? we've got fabulous partners there. we just opened the 1,000th store in india. this is our first market outside the u.s. with 1,000 stores. we're the largest restaurant company there today. it's been a great success story for us. as we see the economy come back in india, and it's actually one of the faster-growing economies now around the world. >> right. >> i think energy prices being lower are particularly a big help in india. i think prime minister modi has done a great job. i think we'll continue to see some acceleration. so excited about the future in india. obviously with the overall population and market position we've got, it's going to be an exciting story. >> and i know the no-cheese
button plays out well over there, as we like to joke. you talked about the stomach, which percentage are burger and chicken. pizza is steady. we had a terrific manager from popeye's louisiana, she admitted there were some burger wars taking share. jax in the box was a severe disappointment, but pizza itself, there is some sort of secular angle to pizza that is doing better, pat, what is it? >> pizza and kind of the shareable nature of pisa and valuable nature of pisa i think does well. but i think what you're seeing in the industry is seeing a few players who are really separating, and sheryl has been one of them at popeye's. she driven great results. you see other folks doing it. the difference between concepts really nailing it and those that aren't has been broader. pizza has always been a favorite
for people, the category continues to grow a bit, and hopefully we're going to take a share of stomach from other folks. >> difficult, buybacks, all the things we love to see. that's patty doyle. congratulations, sir, on a really fabulous quarter. >> thanks, jim. this is what you want. this is what you want out of a stock, what you want out of a pizza, too. my family is big orderers. stick with cramer. coming up, paper or plastic? this grocery store giant was once on the express lane to profits, but recently super-valu's stock has been selling off. will the shares turn around? cramer reveals hess shopping list, next.
entertainment, gap and williams sonoma. and now i've got a new one for you. it's time to talk about the rise and the fall of super-valu. svu. many locations that you probably shop at. really it's the fall, the rise and then the fall again of su r supervalu. falling down to a dollar and change in the fall of 2012, at which point many people were worried about the company's viability as a going concern. over the next few years super valu became one hottest surging through 2013, 2014 and the first few months of 2015 to peak at $12 last april, up 614% from the 2012 lows.
well this was looking like an incredible comeback to the moment when it hit a wall in the second half of last year. the stock ultimately finishing down 30%. for 2015, and it's come down nearly another 30% since the beginning of the new year to $4 and change. the house of pain. once again it feels like svu stands for, c'mon, say it with me, special victims unit what made this story fall apart? is there any way it can get the mojo back? let's start with how it could roar higher. the rebound was all about a troubled company that got its act together. back before the agree recession, super valu made a foolish acquisition of albertson's. that was right at the pea of the leveraged buyout boom, something
that turned out to be disastrous. that's all supervalu stock could decline down to its 2012 bottom. the turn here started in july of 2012 when supervalu brought in a fellow by the name of wran sales, who was tasked with getting the company back on track. it finally cut bait on al better son's, and if you remember they tried to take the assets public, but the deal got pulled, because nobody wanted to -- i was going to say garbage, but i'm more of a diplomat, how about -- garbage. down to 3 billion, just so you know, that albertson's would have been good, but i think there was some glee involved. one wayne had gotten the company out of hot water, we saw in turn he was replaced by samb duncan, former head of officemax as the next ceo, with a clean slate,
supervalu restructured into three segments -- a wholesale foot, the discount chain, and reg lay retail operations under the cub foods, hornback's, shop and save. the progress was slow at first, by february 2014, it was clear the gross margins, what they may on every dollar of sales, were improving dramatically. the same-store sales went from negative to positive, and by the end of their 2015 fiscal year, they were actually making a decent product. by the time we get to january of 2015, the new super-valu was -- 2% sales growth, solid margins, 20% earns growth. even this it's not what you call a best of breed, but a business that had gone from the brink of death to being in good health -- >> house of pleasure.
>> d. over just a few years. so what went wrong for heaven's sake? [ buzzer ] >> house is it got from 12 and 4 to change in ten months it started last april when they reported a solid quarter, the company delivered a slight revenue miss. at this point the stock was up more than 600%, so shareholders were eager to ring the register, sensing a big run, hay there could be some profit-taking, and the stock did indeed get obliterated, fell 16% to two sessions. it's been downhill ever since. suddenly the largest shareholders who were headed for the exits. symphony investors, then jana partners owned more than 11% of the company, and they sold their entire position over the first two quarters of 2015. all of the selling put tremendous pressure on the stock. the sell-off briefly abated when
it propertied a clean top and bottom beat and they were spinning off the sav-a-lot business. the next couple months were terrible, with all stocks. supervalu was no exception. it was trading down around 7 bucks around october. first ceo sam duncan, who had led the comeback now said he would retire effective february 2016, and he is loved. then to make matters worse, it reported a big miss on both the top and bottom lines. negative same-store sales growth after all of this great turn. the stock plunged 14% in the next week to dwlr 6.20, investors once again sprinted to the exits. all that super-valu basically traded sideways. on january 7th, we learned that they planned to spin off the
save-a-lot, and while it seemed like a good idea, the timing announcement was awful. investors saw it as a negative. remember there was zero ipos, exactly, in january. the deathblow same? super valu would what weaker than expected sales. hideous same-story sales. regular -- the retail business down 2.6%. save-a-lot down 3.4%. sam dunking in his swan song as ceo painted a grim picture saying we continue to operate in a challenging environment, end quote. stock at the down to $4.10, which brings us to where we are right now. the stock rebounded back to 4.86, but today was obviously a great day for the market. we now know that mark gross will be taking over. he has a long history in the
grocery space. the stock is incredibly cheap. however, there's absolutely no confidence that the company can grow going forward, and it seems to be challenged versus the other players, which brings me to my bottom line. super-valu roared to mid 2015, because it was a terrific turnaround story, a left for dead company that practically rose from the grave. it gradually worked its was not to the honor roll, but to a b-minus. we like them, but here's the thing about that concerned of turn. you have to keep getting better, and that kind of improvement for this particular student was very difficult. super-valu had already picked the low-hanging fruit. now from the back from the de turn around narrative seems to be over, there is no compelling reason to own the stock, except it's cheap, but cheap is not necessarily enough. you want to go with best of breed, kroger. okay. kroger ain't cheap, certainly not as cheap as super-val u6,
but that's for a reason. kroger is a heck of a good company. lawrence wants to show us. >> caller: boo-yah, jim cramer. >> what's shakin'? >> caller: first of all, let me congratulate you on the great job you are doing. >> thank you. we're out here every day doing terrific stuff. i appreciate it. >> caller: a couple questions, johnson & johnson. >> alex gorski, this stock is breaking out. thank you for sending me the chart. j & j is the best performing large capitalization pharmaceutical, and i want you to stake long in it. thank you for the kind words. we've been working pretty darn hard to try to deliver a good show. it's the staff which you might have seen in a good facebook video. after we sat around and had alternates popeyes i had a
drumstick. now that narrative, long over. no real reason for the catalyst to go higher. i prefer kroger. much more money, had we seen the good, the bad and ugly. but i'll reveal the common thread. how do your stocks stack up? i'll make sure your portfolio makes the grade on "am i diversified?" and this night's edition of "the lightning round," so stick with cramer. [ fans cheering ]
it's everything. introducing nascar on xfinity x1, get live race stats right on your tv. change the way you experience nascar with xfinity x1. these days we want value wherever we can find it. that's the unifying theme. it's resonating so loudi it's like a din, and i include din, the symbol for dine equity, the owner of i-hop, fits the paradigm. eight years out of the woeful downturn, you would think people would want to spend more, but like the great depression, the great recession has left scars on us, scars that haven't gotten
away. if we're being totally honest, it always bugged me that my father was such a spendthrift with money, not that we had much. when we went out to dinner as a family, maybe once or twice a year, typically on mother's day, where we go to some allegedly nice place, so pop would make it so mom didn't have to fix dinner, but of course we had to drink water, wasted money, after all, that's how they get you, he always told my sister and me that was from the great depression where we all you always wanted to be a saver, not a spender. i think we're in this situation now. let's take home spending -- just spending on furnishings. today restoration hardware got killed down more than 25%. that's already on top of the stock being sliced in half.
restoration hardware makes expensive stuff. the ceo said in his release last night that january's tough-to-stock market, all hurt the company's performance. it makes sense. suddenly with their weak in occurrence sis, and they're not that wealthy, and houston catered to wealthy oil peel. oil also hurt canadians operations. we also talked about the downfall offa, or at least the stock, down 6%, today this very day, but then listen to the tjx conference call and you hear about the outstanding sales for homegoods i love my homegus in neptune, new jersey. i like to go there to buy seasonal items, and sometimes i come out with three times what i thought i would get. earlier today in true candor on "squawk on the street", i said my wife was cheap, and that's
why we went there. i meant to say frugal, and i regret the error, because her boss watched and tooled her what i said anyway. let's stick with tjx. the bargains are directly related to the inability to sell branded goods, t.j. max gets all of that. it's terrific value, no wonner t.j. maxx is doing well. not one but two companies in the business, popeye's and jack-in-the-box, both cited the value offerings from the burger joints, specifically mcdonald's, but also from wendy's as reasons for the shortfalls. so is the aforementioned dining equity request i-hop, they're really inexpensive. one of the many reasons pat doyle, the ceo of domino's was holding the line on pisa prices
for more than five years. the bottom line -- these are all the -- whoever offers the best value wins. i know it seems counterintuitive, but it's ingrained down to the stores we shop at and where we eat. there's a new generation of crepers who aren't spending as often as they use to, and they eschew the frills, they want the value, or they aren't going out at all. dustin in texas, dustin? >> caller: boo-yah, jim. >> boo-yah, dustin. >> caller: i'm talk on s.h.a.x., bought in about 31, they have huge expansion going on, very great same-store sales growth. what's your pin on the stock? >> okay. this is a stock that got very overvalued. a lot of people did what i talk with netflix and tesla and talk about with these stocks like amazon. it got to be way too rich.
it is still too rich, but i understand now if you grow into the size, i can't relate it on any fundamental value. i would rather eat there, but i would rather own shares of mcdonald's than shake shack. whoever has the most value wins. they retailers have had to either give it to investors, or well, let's just say they have to cut price, and that's what's happening. "the lightning round" is next, so why don't you stick with cramer!
it is time. it's time for lloyd lloyd. >> buy buy buy. >> sell sell sell. >> buy buy buy. are you ready skee-daddy? time for "the lightning round." let's start with altuni in new jersey? >> caller: mr. cramer, thank you for all your work and watching our back. >> thank you. i do my best. >> caller: f.u.y.? >> i think cedar fair is
fabulous, i like the yield. about a 5.7 year old? i don't mean this as many diminution of how i like 6, but it cedar fair may by cheaper. >> caller: what do you think about weyerhaeuser? >> at 5% yield, home depot said that lumber is strong, no way i'm going to turn my back on wi. eddie in utah, eddie? >> caller: boo-yah from salt lake city. >> good to have you. what's going on? >> cramer, my question is about have a wlerso. going to be -- >> sell sell sell. >> we don't want to be there anymore. eric in connecticut? >> caller: boo-yah, jim. >> way too risky. huh-uh. i'm worried about the risk of the lending stream there. no. let's go to tim in connecticut. tim? >> caller: jim, thanks for having me on -- cfo --
>> oh, i missed that. what is it? >> caller: solar city? >> i ain't going to play solar city. i'm not sure i like the business model. i have been a gigantic backer of first solar, and i reiterate that i like first solar and management. they are always welcome on jim cramer's "mad money." pat in texas? >> caller: i love you, jim. >> thank you, pat. >> caller: i have a.h.s. >> susan salk, the stock is coming back. i would be a buyer. charlie in virginia? >> caller: yesterday a guy asked you about duke, and you recommended american electric power, kind of touting dominion. my bad, my bad. dominion should have been in the exact same -- along with a.p., and congress ed. they're all good. can't own them all.
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what i don't want to see you do is invest your money into one favorite stock to see it fall dramatically. you want to protect yourself across industries, even geographies. so call me or tweet me avmt jimcramer, tell me your top five holdings, i'll tell you if you're diversified or you need to spread the love in different sectors. this tweet says novo north is, buy you nvidia and viacom industries. the one i'm worried about, because you're going to say, wait a second, that's two not close, is the -- two chinese companies, bidu and netti's. i can't have that. i don't want any chinese companies. if isle give you saleforce.com.
semiis conductor, and that's good, but i want those changes and done now. we're not going to own chinese stocks. that's it, end of story. that's how i feel about fossil fuels. don in california? >> caller: good morning, jim. >> don, how are you? >> caller: my five stocks are ni nike, footlocker, twitter, microsoft and t mobile. >> hmm. all right. i'm off to the racing with this particular group. footlocker and nike, i come out here and say whatever one does, the other reports. we'll be a seller of footlocker and buy bristol meyers. twitter isn't doll that well, no, we don't. mic microsoft is in tech, too. honeywell, t-mobile, that's john
ledger, he wear that is magenta thing, and nike we do like. but those changes have to be done immediately. if the market were open, i would say make them now. kim in my home state. >> caller: hey, jim cramer, from your favorite state. i'm in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> wrong part. you're from the winning part, not the losing part. >> caller: you've been that right, jimbo. we miss you here. we love you here in p.a. >> they love my in the marcellus shale. >> caller: would what we do without you? >> wow. will you tell the wife? she's mad at making some comment about how she's frugal this morning. what's up? >> caller: we've got five stocks here for you. honeywell, home depot, waste
management, ford, and coca-cola. we want to know in we're diversified. >> that's what you're going to find out, keystone state-er. home depot, to frank blake, what a number. ford 6%, call it 6.5% with the special dividend. honeywell, i like what he's doing. coke cola, 3% yield, and a return in the domestic. wow, we have let's call it bench. waste, retail, we've got auto and we have manufacturing. we have perfection, as can only be expected from the keystone state. "mad money" is back after the break.
odd numbers after the bell, yes, absolutely palo alto was terrific, but universal display kind of shocked me. i am disappointed that monster benches did not deliver a better number. they have switched over distribution systems to coca-cola germany. i thought that would spur sales. i've got to dig deeper on both. over all-the market strong today. i'll just put it out there -- oil was good. i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. i promise to find it for you. i'm jim cramer. i will see you tomorrow.
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