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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.31
BF.A's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. BF.A: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.39 Max: 1.11
Current: 0.31
0.09
1.11
Equity to Asset 0.45
BF.A's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. BF.A: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.45
0.37
0.65
Interest Coverage 38.04
BF.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 26.64 vs. BF.A: 38.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 13.7  Med: 23.29 Max: 46.5
Current: 38.04
13.7
46.5
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.91
M-Score: -2.40
WACC vs ROIC
9.88%
25.65%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
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
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 32.80
BF.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. BF.A: 32.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.75  Med: 24.02 Max: 33.06
Current: 32.8
17.75
33.06
Net-margin (%) 21.86
BF.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. BF.A: 21.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.36  Med: 15.90 Max: 22.12
Current: 21.86
10.36
22.12
ROE (%) 33.89
BF.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 6.87 vs. BF.A: 33.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 18.25  Med: 24.63 Max: 36.01
Current: 33.89
18.25
36.01
ROA (%) 16.39
BF.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. BF.A: 16.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.95  Med: 12.51 Max: 17.05
Current: 16.39
10.95
17.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 54.92
BF.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. BF.A: 54.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 32.29  Med: 51.31 Max: 90.06
Current: 54.92
32.29
90.06
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.20
BF.A's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. BF.A: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.2  Med: 5.00 Max: 15.3
Current: -4.2
-4.2
15.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.20
BF.A's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. BF.A: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.5  Med: 7.30 Max: 19.8
Current: 9.2
-1.5
19.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.60
BF.A's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. BF.A: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 8.50 Max: 24.8
Current: 10.6
1.2
24.8
» BF.A's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

BF.A Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 89,250 sh (+2.06%)
Tom Gayner 421,500 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 2,832,558 sh (-0.52%)
Mario Gabelli 876,953 sh (-0.54%)
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Q4 2014

BF.A Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 94,650 sh (+6.05%)
Tom Gayner 421,500 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 2,816,975 sh (-0.55%)
Mario Gabelli 866,131 sh (-1.23%)
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Q1 2015

BF.A Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 99,450 sh (+5.07%)
Tom Gayner 421,500 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 2,807,200 sh (-0.35%)
Mario Gabelli 854,831 sh (-1.30%)
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Q2 2015

BF.A Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Tom Gayner 421,500 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 844,156 sh (-1.25%)
Tom Russo 2,718,726 sh (-3.15%)
Jim Simons 85,550 sh (-13.98%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 33.80
BF.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. BF.A: 33.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.04  Med: 22.74 Max: 37.66
Current: 33.8
13.04
37.66
Forward P/E 30.58
BF.A's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
91% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 18.38 vs. BF.A: 30.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 33.80
BF.A's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
69% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. BF.A: 33.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.97  Med: 21.54 Max: 37.32
Current: 33.8
12.97
37.32
P/B 11.89
BF.A's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BF.A: 11.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
BF.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.23  Med: 5.43 Max: 13.12
Current: 11.89
3.23
13.12
P/S 7.38
BF.A's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. BF.A: 7.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
BF.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.31  Med: 3.87 Max: 8.14
Current: 7.38
2.31
8.14
PFCF 47.60
BF.A's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 26.10 vs. BF.A: 47.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
BF.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.72  Med: 26.99 Max: 53.96
Current: 47.6
13.72
53.96
POCF 38.08
BF.A's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 15.36 vs. BF.A: 38.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
BF.A' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 12.29  Med: 22.38 Max: 42.03
Current: 38.08
12.29
42.03
EV-to-EBIT 22.63
BF.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 17.80 vs. BF.A: 22.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
BF.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8  Med: 15.70 Max: 25.4
Current: 22.63
9.8
25.4
PEG 4.69
BF.A's PEG is ranked lower than
68% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. BF.A: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
BF.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.58 Max: 32.42
Current: 4.69
0.92
32.42
Shiller P/E 38.95
BF.A's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 23.68 vs. BF.A: 38.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.72  Med: 27.14 Max: 42.94
Current: 38.95
15.72
42.94
Current Ratio 2.35
BF.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. BF.A: 2.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.33
Current: 2.35
1.21
4.33
Quick Ratio 1.36
BF.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. BF.A: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.11 Max: 2.57
Current: 1.36
0.7
2.57
Days Inventory 358.86
BF.A's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
84% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 99.24 vs. BF.A: 358.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 241.74  Med: 277.26 Max: 352.14
Current: 358.86
241.74
352.14
Days Sales Outstanding 67.90
BF.A's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 38.49 vs. BF.A: 67.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 47.97  Med: 60.70 Max: 76.7
Current: 67.9
47.97
76.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.14
BF.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. BF.A: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.83
Current: 1.14
1.01
2.83
Dividend Payout 0.38
BF.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. BF.A: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.38 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.38
0.1
0.44
Dividend growth (3y) 10.70
BF.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. BF.A: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -33.6  Med: 10.00 Max: 67.1
Current: 10.7
-33.6
67.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.81
BF.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. BF.A: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 2.68 Max: 4.54
Current: 1.81
1.62
4.54
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
BF.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. BF.A: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6  Med: 0.60 Max: -2.2
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 32.98
BF.A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
96% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.53 vs. BF.A: 32.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.55  Med: 12.24 Max: 44.13
Current: 32.98
4.55
44.13
Price/Projected FCF 3.53
BF.A's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. BF.A: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.31 Max: 3.3
Current: 3.53
1.44
3.3
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.63
BF.A's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
80% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. BF.A: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
BF.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
86% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. BF.A: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.9
0.44
1.66
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.82
BF.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. BF.A: 4.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.97 Max: 4.56
Current: 4.82
1.05
4.56
Price/Graham Number 6.97
BF.A's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
92% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. BF.A: 6.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.86  Med: 3.35 Max: 7.07
Current: 6.97
1.86
7.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.40
BF.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. BF.A: 4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.9  Med: 6.40 Max: 10.2
Current: 4.4
3.9
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.04
BF.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 5.31 vs. BF.A: 9.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
BF.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 11.20 Max: 22.7
Current: 9.04
0.9
22.7

Analyst Estimate

Apr16 Apr17 Apr18
Revenue(Mil) 3,875 4,098 5,121
EPS($) 3.54 3.87 4.70
EPS without NRI($) 3.54 3.87 4.70

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
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Brown-Forman Corp is an American-owned spirits and wine company incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on October 19, 1933. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets and sells variety of alcoholic beverage brands. The Company's beverage brands are: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey; Early Times Kentucky Whisky; Jack Daniel's Single Barrel; El Jimador Tequila; Jack Daniel's Ready-to-Drinks; Fetzer Wines; Gentleman Jack; Five Rivers Wines; Southern Comfort; Herradura Tequila; Southern Comfort Ready-to-Drinks; Jekel Vineyards Wines; Southern Comfort Ready-to-Pours; Korbel California Champagnes; Finlandia Vodka; Little Black Dress Wines; Antiguo Tequila; New Mix Ready-to-Drinks; Bel Arbor Wines; Old Forester Bourbon; Bonterra Vineyards Wines; Pepe Lopez Tequilas; Canadian Mist Blended Canadian Whisky; Sanctuary Wines; Chambord Liqueur; Don Eduardo Tequila; Tuaca Liqueur; Early Times Bourbon; and Woodford Reserve Bourbon. In the United States, it sells its wine and spirits brands either through wholesale distributors or in states that directly control alcohol sales, state governments that then sell to retail customers and consumers. The Company's products are sold in more than 160 countries around the world and its market includes Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Poland, Russia, France, Turkey, Canada, and Japan. The Company's portfolio comprises on approximately more than 30 spirit, wine, and ready-to-drink cocktail (RTD) brands. The Company's competitors include Bacardi Limited, Beam Inc., Constellation Brands, Inc., Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., Diageo PLC, Pernod Ricard S.A., and Rémy Cointreau S.A. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Treasury Department regulates the wine and spirits industry with respect to production, blending, bottling, sales, advertising, and transportation of industry products.
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