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1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

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2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
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The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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Q2 2013

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Dividend Yield 0.79
ARDNA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
86% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. ARDNA: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ARDNA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.79
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0.79
Dividend Payout 0.20
ARDNA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ARDNA: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ARDNA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.79
ARDNA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ARDNA: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ARDNA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.79
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Arden Group, Inc is a Delaware Corporation organized in 1988. is a holding company which conducts operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Arden-Mayfair, Inc. (Arden-Mayfair) and Arden-Mayfair's wholly-owned subsidiary, Gelson's Markets (Gelson's) which operates supermarkets in Southern California. The Company also owns certain real estate properties through a subsidiary, Mayfair Realty, Inc. (Mayfair Realty) which is wholly-owned by the Company and Arden-Mayfair. Gelson's operates approximately 17 full-service supermarkets in Southern California, which carry both perishable and dry grocery products. Gelson's business strategy is to offer a comfortable upscale shopping experience which is superior to its competitors in terms of customer service and merchandise quality, selection and presentation. The goal of this strategy is to continue to develop and maintain Gelson's loyal base of customers and appeal to potential new customers. The merchandise offerings in the markets are tailored in response to Gelson's customer profile. Gelson's stores, which range in size from approximately 18,000 to 40,000 square feet, typically carry a wide range of items, including traditional grocery categories such as dry groceries, produce, meat, seafood, bakery, dairy, wine and liquor, floral, sushi, vitamins and health and beauty aids. Gelson's emphasizes customer service by offering a variety of service departments including meat, seafood, delicatessen, floral, sushi, cheese and bakery departments. All sushi and most bakery departments are operated by third parties. Some Gelson's stores include additional service departments such as fresh pizza, coffee bars, self-service hot and cold food cases, gelato bars and carving carts offering cooked poultry and meats. Gelson's is subject to regulation by a variety of governmental agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and state and local health departments.

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