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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.44
BF.A's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. BF.A: 0.44 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.44

0.09
1.11
Equity to Asset 0.50
BF.A's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. BF.A: 0.50 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.5

0.37
0.65
Interest Coverage 37.35
BF.A's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. BF.A: 37.35 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.85   Max: 46.5
Current: 37.35

11.85
46.5
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 8.52
M-Score: -2.44
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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 32.46
BF.A's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. BF.A: 32.46 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 17.75   Max: 33.06
Current: 32.46

17.75
33.06
Net-margin (%) 22.03
BF.A's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. BF.A: 22.03 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 10.36   Max: 22.12
Current: 22.03

10.36
22.12
ROE (%) 32.43
BF.A's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. BF.A: 32.43 )
BF.A' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.39   Max: 36.3
Current: 32.43

17.39
36.3
ROA (%) 16.06
BF.A's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. BF.A: 16.06 )
BF.A' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 10.69   Max: 16.3
Current: 16.06

10.69
16.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.68
BF.A's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 25.41 vs. BF.A: 56.68 )
BF.A' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 31.46   Max: 63.33
Current: 56.68

31.46
63.33
Revenue Growth (%) 5.70
BF.A's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. BF.A: 5.70 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 12.9
Current: 5.7

-1.1
12.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.60
BF.A's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. BF.A: 4.60 )
BF.A' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 19.8
Current: 4.6

-1.5
19.8
EPS Growth (%) 5.60
BF.A's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. BF.A: 5.60 )
BF.A' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 24.8
Current: 5.6

1.2
24.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BF.A Guru Trades in Q2 2013

James Barrow 12,074 sh (New)
Jim Simons 67,350 sh (+0.9%)
Tom Russo 2,826,950 sh (+0.52%)
Tom Gayner 425,640 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 908,204 sh (-4.62%)
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Q3 2013

BF.A Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 88,250 sh (+31.03%)
James Barrow Sold Out
Tom Gayner 425,490 sh (-0.04%)
Tom Russo 2,817,510 sh (-0.33%)
Mario Gabelli 894,052 sh (-1.56%)
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Q4 2013

BF.A Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 92,728 sh (+5.07%)
Tom Russo 2,868,913 sh (+1.82%)
Tom Gayner 425,490 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 893,502 sh (-0.06%)
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Q1 2014

BF.A Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Tom Russo 2,876,559 sh (+0.27%)
Tom Gayner 421,500 sh (-0.94%)
Mario Gabelli 882,152 sh (-1.27%)
Jim Simons 86,850 sh (-6.34%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BF.A

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Sold Out $66.25 - $75.01 $ 90.5729%0
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy$67.21 - $74.26 $ 90.5727%12074
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.60
BF.A's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. BF.A: 29.60 )
BF.A' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.04   Max: 37.66
Current: 29.6

13.04
37.66
P/B 9.50
BF.A's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. BF.A: 9.50 )
BF.A' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.23   Max: 10.35
Current: 9.5

3.23
10.35
P/S 6.51
BF.A's P/S is ranked higher than
57% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. BF.A: 6.51 )
BF.A' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 6.85
Current: 6.51

2.11
6.85
PFCF 37.50
BF.A's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 48.78 vs. BF.A: 37.50 )
BF.A' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 13.72   Max: 46.87
Current: 37.5

13.72
46.87
EV-to-EBIT 20.44
BF.A's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. BF.A: 20.44 )
BF.A' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 23.3
Current: 20.44

9.8
23.3
PEG 4.00
BF.A's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. BF.A: 4.00 )
BF.A' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 32.48
Current: 4

0.92
32.48
Shiller P/E 34.70
BF.A's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 31.36 vs. BF.A: 34.70 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 15.72   Max: 37.88
Current: 34.7

15.72
37.88
Current Ratio 3.88
BF.A's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. BF.A: 3.88 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 4.33
Current: 3.88

1.21
4.33
Quick Ratio 2.31
BF.A's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. BF.A: 2.31 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.57
Current: 2.31

0.7
2.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.24
BF.A's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
69% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. BF.A: 1.24 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 2.83
Current: 1.24

1.15
2.83
Dividend Payout 0.36
BF.A's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BF.A: 0.36 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.36

0.1
0.44
Dividend growth (3y) 9.60
BF.A's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. BF.A: 9.60 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -33.6   Max: 67.1
Current: 9.6

-33.6
67.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.02
BF.A's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. BF.A: 2.02 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 4.77
Current: 2.02

1.94
4.77
Share Buyback Rate 0.70
BF.A's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. BF.A: 0.70 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.6   Max: -2.2
Current: 0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 26.30
BF.A's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. BF.A: 26.30 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.55   Max: 44.13
Current: 26.3

4.55
44.13
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.90
BF.A's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. BF.A: 2.90 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.44   Max: 3.3
Current: 2.9

1.44
3.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
BF.A's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. BF.A: 1.70 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.7

0.45
1.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.90
BF.A's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BF.A: 3.90 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 4.56
Current: 3.9

1.13
4.56
Price/Graham Number 5.90
BF.A's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. BF.A: 5.90 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.86   Max: 7.07
Current: 5.9

1.86
7.07
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
BF.A's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. BF.A: 4.90 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 10.2
Current: 4.9

4.3
10.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.51
BF.A's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries industry.

( Industry Median: 7.96 vs. BF.A: 9.51 )
BF.A' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 20.8
Current: 9.51

0.6
20.8

Business Description

Industry: Beverages - Alcoholic » Beverages - Wineries & Distilleries
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Brown-Forman Corporation was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in 1933. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, and markets a 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; Sonoma-Cutrer Wines; 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 150 countries around the world and its market includes Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Poland, France, Russia, Japan, Turkey, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, South Africa, Brazil and Italy. The Company has more than 30 brands, including Jack Daniel's and its related brands; Finlandia; Southern Comfort; Herradura; el Jimador; New Mix; Canadian Mist; Chambord; Tuaca; Woodford Reserve; Sonoma-Cutrer; and Korbel Champagne. 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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