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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
BWLD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. BWLD: No Debt )
BWLD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.63   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.71
BWLD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. BWLD: 0.71 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.75
Current: 0.71

0.43
0.75
Interest Coverage No Debt
BWLD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.07 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: 7
Z-Score: 11.95
M-Score: -3.10
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 (%) 7.96
BWLD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. BWLD: 7.96 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.63   Max: 9.28
Current: 7.96

5.63
9.28
Net-margin (%) 5.65
BWLD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. BWLD: 5.65 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 6.43
Current: 5.65

2.83
6.43
ROE (%) 15.36
BWLD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. BWLD: 15.36 )
BWLD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.77   Max: 47.54
Current: 15.36

4.77
47.54
ROA (%) 10.14
BWLD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. BWLD: 10.14 )
BWLD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.45   Max: 10.18
Current: 10.14

3.45
10.18
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.89
BWLD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.07 vs. BWLD: 22.89 )
BWLD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.02   Max: 445.26
Current: 22.89

16.02
445.26
Revenue Growth (%) 26.00
BWLD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. BWLD: 26.00 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.5   Max: 32.5
Current: 26

-9.5
32.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.50
BWLD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. BWLD: 23.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 46.5
Current: 23.5

-9.8
46.5
EPS Growth (%) 21.80
BWLD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. BWLD: 21.80 )
BWLD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 48.7
Current: 21.8

0
48.7
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

BWLD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Caxton Associates 53,601 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 153,900 sh (+3.36%)
Bill Frels 18,000 sh (-17.43%)
Pioneer Investments 40,100 sh (-59.04%)
Steven Cohen 3,004 sh (-99.15%)
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Q3 2013

BWLD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 64,000 sh (New)
Bill Frels 20,200 sh (+12.22%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce 124,900 sh (-18.84%)
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Q4 2013

BWLD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 21,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,534 sh (New)
Jim Simons 109,600 sh (+71.25%)
Bill Frels 20,200 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 74,900 sh (-40.03%)
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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 (+30.2%)
Chuck Royce 84,900 sh (+13.35%)
Steven Cohen 35,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with BWLD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$127.12 - $156.35 $ 158.5612%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$113.1 - $151.82 $ 158.5615%2534
Wilbur Ross 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.1%$56.3 - $69.77 $ 158.56152%0
Wilbur Ross 2011-09-30 Reduce -56.65%0.12%$52.44 - $69.31 $ 158.56152%17600
Wilbur Ross 2011-06-30 New Buy0.21%$53.92 - $66.93 $ 158.56164%40600
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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
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 35.70
BWLD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 31.10 vs. BWLD: 35.70 )
BWLD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.41   Max: 48
Current: 35.7

12.41
48
P/B 6.00
BWLD's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. BWLD: 6.00 )
BWLD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 6.4
Current: 6

1.7
6.4
P/S 2.20
BWLD's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. BWLD: 2.20 )
BWLD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.58
Current: 2.2

0.62
2.58
PFCF 43.10
BWLD's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 48.30 vs. BWLD: 43.10 )
BWLD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.88   Max: 3454
Current: 43.1

7.88
3454
EV-to-EBIT 22.96
BWLD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.34 vs. BWLD: 22.96 )
BWLD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 29.6
Current: 22.96

7.4
29.6
PEG 1.50
BWLD's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWLD: 1.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.5

0.62
2.1
Shiller P/E 57.40
BWLD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWLD: 57.40 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.93   Max: 61.79
Current: 57.4

18.93
61.79
Current Ratio 1.37
BWLD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. BWLD: 1.37 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.83
Current: 1.37

0.76
3.83
Quick Ratio 1.29
BWLD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. BWLD: 1.29 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 3.74
Current: 1.29

0.7
3.74

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
56% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. BWLD: 6.90 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.41   Max: 6.91
Current: 6.9

2.41
6.91
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.40
BWLD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWLD: 4.40 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 4.61
Current: 4.4

2.31
4.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
BWLD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. BWLD: 1.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.5

0.46
1.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.50
BWLD's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. BWLD: 1.50 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.5

0.77
1.97
Price/Graham Number 3.30
BWLD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.69 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
57% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 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) 23.77
BWLD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. BWLD: 23.77 )
BWLD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1   Max: 31.7
Current: 23.77

1
31.7

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 at a location near The Ohio State University. Its original name was Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck(r) and it became more popularly known as bw-3(r). In 1991, it began its franchising program. In 2003, it completed an initial public offering and became a publicly-held company. Today, it is popular throughout the United States and widely recognized as Buffalo Wild Wings. The Company is an established and growing owner, operator, and franchisor of restaurants featuring a variety of boldly-flavored, craveable menu items including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in any of its 16 signature sauces. Its restaurants create a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system, a full bar and an open layout, which appeals to sports fans and families alike. The Company's guests have the option of watching sporting events or other popular programs on its projection screens and approximately 50 additional televisions, playing Buzztime(r) Trivia or video games. The open layout of its restaurants offers dining and bar areas that provide distinct seating choices for sports fans and families. Its unique service model, which provides the flexibility of ordering at the counter or table, 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; where any excuse to get together is a good one. Buffalo Wild Wings(r) restaurants have widespread appeal and have won dozens of 'Best Wings' and 'Best Sports Bar' awards across the country. Its menu, competitively priced between the quick casual and casual dining segments, features traditional chicken wings, boneless wings, and other items including chicken tenders, Wild Flatbreads(tm), popcorn shrimp, specialty hamburgers and sandwiches, wraps, Buffalito(r) soft tacos, appetizers and salads. The Company's made-to-order menu items are enhanced by the bold flavor profile of its 16 signature sauces, ranging from Sweet BBQ(tm) to Blazin'(r). Its restaurants offer approximately 20 to 30 domestic and imported beers on tap, including several local or regional micro-brews and a wide selection of bottled beers, wines, and liquor. This award-winning food and memorable experience drives guest visits and loyalty. The restaurant industry is intensely competitive. The Company owns the rights to the 'Buffalo Wild Wings(r)' 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 restaurant industry is subject to
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