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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CAG's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
63% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 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 0.26
CAG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CAG: 0.26 )
CAG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.26

0.18
0.44
Interest Coverage 5.11
CAG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.52 vs. CAG: 5.11 )
CAG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 6.39
Current: 5.11

2.57
6.39
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.85
M-Score: -2.26
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 (%) 9.19
CAG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1415 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. CAG: 9.19 )
CAG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 11.33
Current: 9.19

3.61
11.33
Net-margin (%) 5.00
CAG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. CAG: 5.00 )
CAG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 8.05
Current: 5

0.79
8.05
ROE (%) 14.70
CAG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. CAG: 14.70 )
CAG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.38   Max: 25.81
Current: 14.7

8.38
25.81
ROA (%) 3.79
CAG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1412 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. CAG: 3.79 )
CAG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 8.84
Current: 3.79

1.69
8.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.59
CAG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1410 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.01 vs. CAG: 26.59 )
CAG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 16.67   Max: 36.6
Current: 26.59

16.67
36.6
Revenue Growth (%) 11.10
CAG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1093 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CAG: 11.10 )
CAG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -25   Max: 11.5
Current: 11.1

-25
11.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 6.40
CAG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 974 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CAG: 6.40 )
CAG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.5   Max: 17.9
Current: 6.4

-13.5
17.9
EPS Growth (%) 3.50
CAG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CAG: 3.50 )
CAG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.2   Max: 25.5
Current: 3.5

-16.2
25.5
» CAG's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CAG Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Pioneer Investments 649,190 sh (New)
John Keeley 8,600 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 250,000 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 242,881 sh (+726.13%)
Steven Cohen 732,253 sh (+33%)
Ray Dalio 118,269 sh (+7.35%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 32,820 sh (+2.49%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 24,948 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 5,616,479 sh (-3.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,300 sh (-39.77%)
» More
Q2 2013

CAG Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 2,893,100 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 137,860 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 318,900 sh (+2996.12%)
Steven Cohen 1,374,346 sh (+87.69%)
Mario Gabelli 343,254 sh (+41.33%)
John Keeley 11,500 sh (+33.72%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 39,910 sh (+21.6%)
Diamond Hill Capital 5,254,353 sh (-6.45%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 21,748 sh (-12.83%)
Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (-40%)
Pioneer Investments 217,400 sh (-66.51%)
Ray Dalio 30,669 sh (-74.07%)
» More
Q3 2013

CAG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 388,769 sh (+1167.63%)
Steven Cohen 3,314,912 sh (+141.2%)
Mario Gabelli 409,554 sh (+19.32%)
John Keeley 12,600 sh (+9.57%)
Jim Simons 3,026,400 sh (+4.61%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 40,094 sh (+0.46%)
Steven Cohen 69,200 sh (unchged)
John Burbank 300,000 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 21,748 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 70,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 5,027,522 sh (-4.32%)
Jeremy Grantham 125,902 sh (-8.67%)
Pioneer Investments 187,499 sh (-13.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 117,100 sh (-63.28%)
» More
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CAG

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.37%0.05%$30.09 - $33.68 $ 31.34-2%177409
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Add 1167.63%0.09%$30.27 - $37.23 $ 31.34-10%388769
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Reduce -74.07%0.03%$32.83 - $36.16 $ 31.34-10%30669
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 41.33%0.02%$32.83 - $36.16 $ 31.34-10%343254
John Keeley 2013-06-30 Add 33.72%$32.83 - $36.16 $ 31.34-10%11500
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 726.13%0.05%$29.5 - $35.81 $ 31.34-6%242881
John Keeley 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$29.5 - $35.81 $ 31.34-6%8600
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0016%$29.5 - $35.81 $ 31.34-6%0
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Reduce -33.86%0.02%$27.68 - $30.32 $ 31.349%110169
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 194%$27.68 - $30.32 $ 31.349%29400
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 100%$27.68 - $30.32 $ 31.349%2000
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Reduce -99.8%0.24%$23.81 - $27.6 $ 31.3424%1000
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Reduce -21.08%0.02%$23.81 - $27.6 $ 31.3424%166569
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Reduce -33.33%$23.81 - $27.6 $ 31.3424%10000
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Add 447.25%0.07%$24.33 - $26.81 $ 31.3423%211069
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$24.33 - $26.81 $ 31.3423%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Reduce -44.32%0.06%$26.02 - $27.18 $ 31.3428%25301
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.02%$26.02 - $27.18 $ 31.3428%38569
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$26.02 - $27.18 $ 31.3428%15000
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Reduce -33.33%0.1%$23.86 - $26.62 $ 31.3424%500000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 45.69%0.04%$23.86 - $26.62 $ 31.3424%45436
Richard Perry 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.9376%$22.72 - $26.53 $ 31.3427%0
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.29%$22.72 - $26.53 $ 31.3427%750000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 64.41%0.05%$22.72 - $26.53 $ 31.3427%31186
Richard Perry 2011-06-30 New Buy0.94%$23.6 - $25.72 $ 31.3427%1237828
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -23.5%0.04%$23.6 - $25.72 $ 31.3427%18968
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$23.6 - $25.72 $ 31.3427%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.18%$22.33 - $23.85 $ 31.3436%24796
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -87.14%0.07%$22.33 - $23.85 $ 31.3436%31000
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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.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.70
CAG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1168 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. CAG: 18.70 )
CAG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 38.33
Current: 18.7

6.03
38.33
P/B 2.40
CAG's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1342 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CAG: 2.40 )
CAG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.33   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.4

1.33
3.22
P/S 0.80
CAG's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CAG: 0.80 )
CAG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.42
Current: 0.8

0.59
1.42
PFCF 15.20
CAG's PFCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.20 vs. CAG: 15.20 )
CAG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.45   Max: 112.78
Current: 15.2

7.45
112.78
EV-to-EBIT 16.40
CAG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 1237 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.33 vs. CAG: 16.40 )
CAG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 26.5
Current: 16.4

8.8
26.5
PEG 3.80
CAG's PEG is ranked higher than
51% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. CAG: 3.80 )
CAG' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 17.04
Current: 3.8

0.79
17.04
Shiller P/E 16.70
CAG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. CAG: 16.70 )
CAG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.68   Max: 22.73
Current: 16.7

8.68
22.73

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.20
CAG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 1038 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CAG: 3.20 )
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 5.56
Current: 3.2

2.64
5.56
Dividend Payout 0.53
CAG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
52% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CAG: 0.53 )
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.86
Current: 0.53

0.2
1.86
Dividend growth (3y) 7.80
CAG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CAG: 7.80 )
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 14.6
Current: 7.8

-11.4
14.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.57
CAG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1070 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. CAG: 4.57 )
CAG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 7.95
Current: 4.57

3.77
7.95
Share Buyback Rate 2.00
CAG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. CAG: 2.00 )
CAG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4   Max: -3.7
Current: 2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
CAG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 644 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CAG: 1.20 )
CAG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.2

0.93
2.84
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
CAG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CAG: 0.90 )
CAG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.9

0.32
1.52
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.70
CAG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CAG: 2.70 )
CAG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 6.54
Current: 2.7

0.83
6.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
CAG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1310 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CAG: 6.10 )
CAG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 11.4
Current: 6.1

3.8
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.83
CAG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 884 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. CAG: 10.83 )
CAG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 19.6
Current: 10.83

-4.7
19.6

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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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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