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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
BWLD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. BWLD: No Debt )
BWLD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.49   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.67
BWLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. BWLD: 0.67 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.67

0.17
0.73
Interest Coverage No Debt
BWLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. BWLD: No Debt )
BWLD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

6.2
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 10.32
M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
13.23%
21.88%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.95
BWLD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. BWLD: 8.95 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.63   Max: 9.28
Current: 8.95

5.63
9.28
Net-margin (%) 6.21
BWLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. BWLD: 6.21 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 6.43
Current: 6.21

2.83
6.43
ROE (%) 17.99
BWLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. BWLD: 17.99 )
BWLD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.51   Max: 54.38
Current: 17.99

7.51
54.38
ROA (%) 12.53
BWLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. BWLD: 12.53 )
BWLD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.63   Max: 12.07
Current: 12.53

4.63
12.07
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 29.58
BWLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. BWLD: 29.58 )
BWLD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.96   Max: 979.66
Current: 29.58

17.96
979.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.40
BWLD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. BWLD: 23.40 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 32.5
Current: 23.4

-9.5
32.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.90
BWLD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. BWLD: 22.90 )
BWLD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 31.9
Current: 22.9

-9.8
31.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 21.90
BWLD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. BWLD: 21.90 )
BWLD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.7
Current: 21.9

0
48.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

BWLD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 125,276 sh (+477.31%)
Jim Simons 246,395 sh (+124.81%)
Bill Frels 26,300 sh (+30.20%)
Chuck Royce 84,900 sh (+13.35%)
Steven Cohen 35,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2014

BWLD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 5,239 sh (New)
Jim Simons 264,800 sh (+7.47%)
Steven Cohen 3,700 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce 76,900 sh (-9.42%)
Bill Frels 20,900 sh (-20.53%)
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Q3 2014

BWLD Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jeremy Grantham 13,410 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 57,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,216 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 21,577 sh (+311.85%)
Steven Cohen 14,300 sh (+286.49%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Bill Frels 19,127 sh (-8.48%)
Chuck Royce 66,900 sh (-13.00%)
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Q4 2014

BWLD Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 37,700 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 199,030 sh (New)
Bill Frels 21,527 sh (+12.55%)
Chuck Royce 66,900 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 8,200 sh (-38.85%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,182 sh (-71.35%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Buffalo Wild Wings Inc

Giverny Capital's Podium of Errors - Buffalo Wild Wings - Mar 25, 2014

You are likely surprised to find Buffalo Wild Wings in this section about errors as we have quadrupled our money since becoming shareholders. Difficult to ask for more? Well, it could have been better.





In the middle of 2012, the company had a disappointed quarter due to a substantial increase in the price of chicken wings that weakened gross margins. True to its typical myopia, Wall Street punished the stock which dropped by 24% thereafter.





We had a 2% weight on this stock in our portfolio at that moment. We thought about doubling our holding, believing that these margin problems would be temporary. I decided to go to Minneapolis to meet the executive team at BWW to look into this. I was (yet again) highly impressed by their vision and game plan for the company. I came back convinced that we should not only keep our shares but that we should add to our position. But I didn’t act on this conviction and when the stock started to climb, I waited on the sidelines. The stock doubled over the next 15 months. If we had had twice the weight in our portfolio, we would have been even more rewarded this year.





Source: Giverny Capital Annual Letter 2013



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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.30
BWLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 37.80 vs. BWLD: 36.30 )
BWLD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 48
Current: 36.3

12.41
48
Forward P/E 24.94
BWLD's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2500.00 vs. BWLD: 24.94 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.90
BWLD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 37.80 vs. BWLD: 35.90 )
BWLD' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.42   Max: 46.88
Current: 35.9

12.42
46.88
P/B 5.70
BWLD's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. BWLD: 5.70 )
BWLD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 6.4
Current: 5.7

1.7
6.4
P/S 2.26
BWLD's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. BWLD: 2.26 )
BWLD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 2.58
Current: 2.26

0.71
2.58
PFCF 42.60
BWLD's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 82.93 vs. BWLD: 42.60 )
BWLD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 33.47   Max: 3454
Current: 42.6

33.47
3454
POCF 15.50
BWLD's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. BWLD: 15.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.49   Max: 21.79
Current: 15.5

4.49
21.79
EV-to-EBIT 23.98
BWLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.10 vs. BWLD: 23.98 )
BWLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 29.6
Current: 23.98

7.4
29.6
PEG 1.51
BWLD's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BWLD: 1.51 )
BWLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.51

0.53
1.79
Shiller P/E 57.70
BWLD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BWLD: 57.70 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.93   Max: 62.3
Current: 57.7

18.93
62.3
Current Ratio 1.35
BWLD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. BWLD: 1.35 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.56
Current: 1.35

0.85
3.56
Quick Ratio 1.29
BWLD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. BWLD: 1.29 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.5
Current: 1.29

0.8
3.5
Days Inventory 3.30
BWLD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. BWLD: 3.30 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 3.44
Current: 3.3

2.08
3.44
Days Sales Outstanding 6.82
BWLD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.41 vs. BWLD: 6.82 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 18.78
Current: 6.82

0.65
18.78

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.90
BWLD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. BWLD: 6.90 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 6.92
Current: 6.9

2.78
6.92
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.80
BWLD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
72% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. BWLD: 3.80 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 3.01   Max: 4.61
Current: 3.8

3.01
4.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
BWLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. BWLD: 1.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.5

0.45
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
BWLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. BWLD: 1.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.68
Current: 1.5

0.81
1.68
Price/Graham Number 3.30
BWLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. BWLD: 3.30 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.57   Max: 3.45
Current: 3.3

1.57
3.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
BWLD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. BWLD: 4.30 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 13.4
Current: 4.3

3.4
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 25.02
BWLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. BWLD: 25.02 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 31
Current: 25.02

-0.4
31

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:BWW.Germany,
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc was founded in 1982. Its original name was Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck(r) and it became more popularly known as bw-3. In 1991, it began its franchising program. In 2003, it completed an initial public offering and became a publicly-held company. The Company is an owner, operator, and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of menu items including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in any of its 16 signature sauces. Its restaurants includes an extensive multi-media system, a full bar and an open layout, which appeals to sports fans and families alike. The Companys guests have the option of watching sporting events or other popular programs on its projection screens and approximately 50 additional televisions, competing in Buzztime Trivia or playing video games. The open layout of its restaurants offers dining and bar areas that provide distinct seating choices for sports fans and families. Its service model, provides the flexibility of ordering at the counter or table, and allows its guests to customize their Buffalo Wild Wings(r) experience to meet their time demands, service preferences or the experience they are seeking of a workday lunch, a dine-in dinner, a take-out meal, an afternoon or evening enjoying a sporting event or a late-night craving. Buffalo Wild Wings(r) restaurants are the place people want to be. Its restaurants offer 20 to 30 domestic and imported beers on tap, including craft brews, and a wide selection of bottled beers, wines, and liquor. The Company operates as a single segment for reporting purposes. The Companys restaurants features various menu items including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin hot; Sweet BBQ, Teriyaki, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Jammin Jalapeno, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin ; or signature seasonings: Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, Lemon Pepper and Salt & Vinegar. In addition to traditional and boneless chicken wings, its menu features a various food items including Sharables, Wild Flatbreads, specialty hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito soft tacos, and salads. It also provides a 12 & Under Menu for kids. The Company owns the rights to the Buffalo Wild Wings service mark and to certain other service marks and trademarks used in its system. The Company competes mainly with local and regional sports bars and national casual dining and quick casual establishments, and to a lesser extent with quick service restaurants such as wing-based take-out concepts. The Company is subject to licensing and regulation by state and local departments relating to the service of alcoholic beverages, health, sanitation, and fire and safety standards.

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