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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CAG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CAG: 0.02 )
CAG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.34
Current: 0.02

0
0.34
Equity to Asset 0.29
CAG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CAG: 0.29 )
CAG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.29

0.18
0.44
Interest Coverage 2.50
CAG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
54% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.22 vs. CAG: 2.50 )
CAG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 6.39
Current: 2.5

2.5
6.39
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.12
M-Score: -2.80
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.21
CAG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1529 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. CAG: 5.21 )
CAG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 11.33
Current: 5.21

3.61
11.33
Net-margin (%) 3.72
CAG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1530 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CAG: 3.72 )
CAG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 8.05
Current: 3.72

0.79
8.05
ROE (%) 11.71
CAG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. CAG: 11.71 )
CAG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.76   Max: 26.99
Current: 11.71

5.76
26.99
ROA (%) 3.19
CAG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1535 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CAG: 3.19 )
CAG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 7.9
Current: 3.19

1.52
7.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.58
CAG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.61 vs. CAG: 16.58 )
CAG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.23   Max: 67.13
Current: 16.58

16.23
67.13
Revenue Growth (%) 13.20
CAG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1353 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CAG: 13.20 )
CAG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.1   Max: 13.2
Current: 13.2

-25.1
13.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -4.30
CAG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1204 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CAG: -4.30 )
CAG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.8   Max: 17.9
Current: -4.3

-13.8
17.9
EPS Growth (%) -28.30
CAG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CAG: -28.30 )
CAG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.3   Max: 30.4
Current: -28.3

-28.3
30.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CAG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeff Auxier 34,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 454,909 sh (+11.07%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,071,124 sh (+0.87%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 21,748 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 12,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 179,569 sh (-4.23%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 25,275 sh (-36.96%)
Ray Dalio 177,409 sh (-54.37%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,161 sh (-67.41%)
Steven Cohen 500,772 sh (-84.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 12,806 sh (-89.83%)
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Q1 2014

CAG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Buckingham 179,485 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 867,537 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 99,881 sh (+295.18%)
Ray Dalio 547,809 sh (+208.78%)
Jeff Auxier 49,105 sh (+41.11%)
John Keeley 12,600 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 21,748 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 345,930 sh (-23.96%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,908 sh (-24.25%)
Jeremy Grantham 8,700 sh (-32.06%)
Steven Cohen 132,105 sh (-73.62%)
Diamond Hill Capital 502,391 sh (-90.09%)
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Q2 2014

CAG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 1,675 sh (New)
Brian Rogers 250,000 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 138,205 sh (+181.45%)
Mario Gabelli 699,567 sh (+102.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,659,647 sh (+91.31%)
Paul Tudor Jones 44,291 sh (+53.21%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 130,075 sh (+30.23%)
John Keeley 13,000 sh (+3.17%)
John Buckingham 182,845 sh (+1.87%)
Steven Cohen 54,200 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard 19,762 sh (-9.13%)
Diamond Hill Capital 396,475 sh (-21.08%)
Ray Dalio 431,782 sh (-21.18%)
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Q3 2014

CAG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Brian Rogers 1,000,000 sh (+300%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CAG

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Brian Rogers 2014-09-30 Add 300%0.09%$30.13 - $33.61 $ 34.28%1000000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 91.31%0.3%$28.73 - $32.85 $ 34.210%1659647
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 102.23%0.06%$28.73 - $32.85 $ 34.210%699567
Brian Rogers 2014-06-30 New Buy0.03%$28.73 - $32.85 $ 34.210%250000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -21.18%0.03%$28.73 - $32.85 $ 34.210%431782
David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy$28.73 - $32.85 $ 34.210%1675
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.41%$28.26 - $34.05 $ 34.211%867537
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 208.78%0.09%$28.26 - $34.05 $ 34.211%547809
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -23.96%0.02%$28.26 - $34.05 $ 34.211%345930
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.37%0.05%$30.09 - $33.68 $ 34.26%177409
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Guru Investment Theses on ConAgra Foods Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on ConAgra Foods - Jan 15, 2014

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), a packaged food manufacturer, fell as it reported volume declines in its branded foods businesses and higher-promotional spending.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) Large Cap Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.00
CAG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.00 vs. CAG: 23.00 )
CAG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.04   Max: 46.38
Current: 23

6.04
46.38
P/B 2.55
CAG's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. CAG: 2.55 )
CAG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.55

1.33
3.22
P/S 0.85
CAG's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CAG: 0.85 )
CAG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.85

0.59
1.43
PFCF 13.63
CAG's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 60.50 vs. CAG: 13.63 )
CAG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.95   Max: 112.78
Current: 13.63

8.95
112.78
EV-to-EBIT 25.57
CAG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. CAG: 25.57 )
CAG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 26.6
Current: 25.57

8.8
26.6
PEG 112.20
CAG's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CAG: 112.20 )
CAG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 27.62
Current: 112.2

0.8
27.62
Shiller P/E 20.41
CAG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 47.20 vs. CAG: 20.41 )
CAG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.84   Max: 23.08
Current: 20.41

8.84
23.08
Current Ratio 1.27
CAG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CAG: 1.27 )
CAG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.27

1
2.16
Quick Ratio 0.51
CAG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 1527 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CAG: 0.51 )
CAG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.26
Current: 0.51

0.33
1.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.92
CAG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CAG: 2.92 )
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 5.56
Current: 2.92

2.64
5.56
Dividend Payout 1.54
CAG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. CAG: 1.54 )
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.59
Current: 1.54

0.2
1.59
Dividend growth (3y) 4.00
CAG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. CAG: 4.00 )
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 14.6
Current: 4

-11.4
14.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.88
CAG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CAG: 3.88 )
CAG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.53   Max: 7.44
Current: 3.88

3.53
7.44
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
CAG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 954 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CAG: 0.50 )
CAG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4   Max: -3.5
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
CAG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. CAG: 1.13 )
CAG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.13

0.93
2.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
CAG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CAG: 0.95 )
CAG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.95

0.32
1.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.90
CAG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CAG: 3.90 )
CAG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 11.4
Current: 3.9

3.8
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.79
CAG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1158 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. CAG: 6.79 )
CAG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 19.5
Current: 6.79

-4.6
19.5

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:CAO.Germany
ConAgra Foods, Inc. was initially incorporated as a Nebraska corporation in 1919 and was reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in December 1975. It is a packaged food company, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products, as well as other vegetable, spice, and grain products to a variety of restaurants, food service operators and commercial customers. Consumer brands such as Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Odom's Tennessee Pride, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, and many other ConAgra Foods brands and products, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private brands, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club stores, and drug stores. The Company also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products, as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery, and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators, and commercial customers. The Company began as a flour-milling company and entered other commodity-based businesses. The Company reports its operations in four reporting segments: Consumer Foods, Commercial Foods, Ralcorp Food Group, and Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products. The Consumer Foods reporting segment includes branded, private brand, and customized food products, which are sold in various retail and foodservice channels in North America. The Commercial Foods reporting segment includes commercially branded foods and ingredients, which are sold principally to foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The Ralcorp Food Group reporting segment principally includes private brand food products that are sold in various retail and foodservice channels, in North America. The Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products reporting segment includes private brand frozen bakery products that are sold in various retail and foodservice channels, in North America. The products include a variety of categories (meals, entrées, condiments, sides, snacks, and desserts) across frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable temperature classes. Major brands include: Alexia, ACT II, Banquet, Blue Bonnet, Chef Boyardee, DAVID, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Odom's Tennessee Pride , Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack, Swiss Miss, Van Camp's, and Wesson. The Company's products compete with advertised, well-known, branded products, as well as private label and customized products. The Company's facilities and products are subject to many laws and regulations administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Federal Food and Drug Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other federal, state, local, and foreign governmental agencies relating to the processing, packaging, storage, distribution, advertising, labeling, quality, and safety of food products and health and safety of its empl
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