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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
95% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. CAG: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CAG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.02
0
0.34
Equity to Asset 0.25
CAG's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
87% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CAG: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CAG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.30 Max: 0.44
Current: 0.25
0.18
0.44
Interest Coverage 2.50
CAG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
89% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 28.34 vs. CAG: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CAG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 4.02 Max: 6.39
Current: 2.5
2.5
6.39
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.05
M-Score: -3.27
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 (%) -3.58
CAG's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CAG: -3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.61  Med: 7.11 Max: 11.33
Current: -3.58
3.61
11.33
Net-margin (%) -4.48
CAG's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CAG: -4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 4.62 Max: 8.05
Current: -4.48
0.79
8.05
ROE (%) -14.79
CAG's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CAG: -14.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.76  Med: 16.78 Max: 26.99
Current: -14.79
5.76
26.99
ROA (%) -4.07
CAG's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. CAG: -4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.52  Med: 4.94 Max: 7.9
Current: -4.07
1.52
7.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12.01
CAG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. CAG: -12.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.91  Med: 24.42 Max: 64.56
Current: -12.01
17.91
64.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.20
CAG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CAG: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.1  Med: 0.80 Max: 13.2
Current: 13.2
-25.1
13.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.30
CAG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 943 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CAG: -4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.8  Med: 0.25 Max: 17.9
Current: -4.3
-13.8
17.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.30
CAG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 858 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CAG: -28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.3  Med: -0.90 Max: 30.4
Current: -28.3
-28.3
30.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CAG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Brian Rogers 1,000,000 sh (+300.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 148,319 sh (+14.03%)
Mario Gabelli 784,552 sh (+12.15%)
John Buckingham 185,500 sh (+1.45%)
Jeff Auxier 139,705 sh (+1.09%)
First Eagle Investment 19,762 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 13,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 928,530 sh (-44.05%)
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Q4 2014

CAG Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Buckingham 186,263 sh (+0.41%)
Brian Rogers 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 19,762 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 139,030 sh (-0.48%)
John Keeley 12,700 sh (-2.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 890,233 sh (-4.12%)
Mario Gabelli 643,907 sh (-17.93%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 104,718 sh (-29.40%)
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Q1 2015

CAG Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Pioneer Investments 323,408 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,476,910 sh (+65.90%)
Mario Gabelli 766,516 sh (+19.04%)
John Keeley 13,200 sh (+3.94%)
First Eagle Investment 19,762 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 185,833 sh (-0.23%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 99,914 sh (-4.59%)
Jeff Auxier 81,270 sh (-41.54%)
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2015

CAG Guru Trades in 2015

Jana Partners 30,863,322 sh (New)
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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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Top Ranked Articles about ConAgra Foods Inc

Jana Partners Adds CAG To Portfolio
Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) recently added a new position to its $17.23 billion portfolio with a 27% quarter over quarter turnover. The firm now owns 49 stocks. Read more...
Jana Partners Takes Activist Stake in 'Undervalued' ConAgra
Event-driven investment manager JANA Partners initiated a new 7.23% stake in ConAgra Foods (CAG) on June 8, GuruFocus Real Time Picks data show. Read more...
This Processed Foods Company Is Getting Better
Bad times for food giant ConAgra (CAG) ended with impressive first-quarter results that it recently announced. The company came up with better-than-expected earnings. ConAgra’s management is confident of posting even better results in the future, and to further attract investors, it has increased the dividend also. The stock also looks profitable with good liquidity and reasonable debt. It can also be a good long-term holding. Let us find out if ConAgra is worth your dollars? Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 19.49
CAG's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. CAG: 19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 4.19
CAG's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CAG: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CAG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.33  Med: 2.36 Max: 4.22
Current: 4.19
1.33
4.22
P/S 1.07
CAG's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. CAG: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CAG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.07
0.59
1.4
PFCF 21.40
CAG's PFCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. CAG: 21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CAG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.95  Med: 15.14 Max: 112.78
Current: 21.4
8.95
112.78
POCF 14.13
CAG's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. CAG: 14.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CAG' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.35  Med: 10.73 Max: 118.8
Current: 14.13
6.35
118.8
Shiller P/E 37.70
CAG's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. CAG: 37.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CAG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.84  Med: 15.39 Max: 37.93
Current: 37.7
8.84
37.93
Current Ratio 1.06
CAG's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. CAG: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CAG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1  Med: 1.48 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.06
1
2.16
Quick Ratio 0.42
CAG's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. CAG: 0.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CAG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.26
Current: 0.42
0.33
1.26
Days Inventory 61.76
CAG's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
51% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.73 vs. CAG: 61.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CAG' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 59.93  Med: 70.32 Max: 112.97
Current: 61.76
59.93
112.97
Days Sales Outstanding 21.86
CAG's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.58 vs. CAG: 21.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CAG' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 17.68  Med: 25.03 Max: 44.23
Current: 21.86
17.68
44.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.30
CAG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. CAG: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.27  Med: 3.49 Max: 5.56
Current: 2.3
2.27
5.56
Dividend Payout 4.69
CAG's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
98% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. CAG: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.53 Max: 12.5
Current: 4.69
0.2
12.5
Dividend growth (3y) 4.00
CAG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
52% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CAG: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -11.4  Med: 5.65 Max: 14.5
Current: 4
-11.4
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.08
CAG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CAG: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.12  Med: 4.73 Max: 7.51
Current: 3.08
3.12
7.51
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
CAG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CAG: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CAG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.4  Med: 0.65 Max: -3.5
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.43
CAG's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CAG: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CAG' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.30 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.43
0.93
2.84
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
CAG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CAG: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CAG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.88 Max: 1.54
Current: 1.21
0.37
1.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.31
CAG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CAG: -2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.7  Med: 6.30 Max: 11.4
Current: -2.31
2.7
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.63
CAG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. CAG: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CAG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -6  Med: 2.70 Max: 20.6
Current: 4.63
-6
20.6

Analyst Estimate

May15 May16 May17 May18
Revenue(Mil) 15,858 15,878 16,231 16,662
EPS($) 2.16 2.26 2.50 2.66
EPS without NRI($) 2.16 2.26 2.50 2.66

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 reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in December 1975. The Company is a packaged foods company. It sells its products through grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club, and drug stores. Additionally, the Company makes frozen potato and sweet potato items as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery goods, and grain products for its commercial and foodservice customers. The Company operates through the following segments: Consumer Foods, Commercial Foods, and Private Brands. The Consumer Foods reporting segment includes branded food sold in various retail channels in North America. Its food products are found in a variety of categories (meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, and desserts) throughout grocery and convenience stores across frozen, refrigerated, and shelf-stable temperature classes. The Consumer Foods reporting segment now includes additional international sales. 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 Commercial Foods reporting segment includes commercially branded and private branded food and ingredients, which are sold to commercial, foodservice, food manufacturing, and industrial customers. The segment's primary food items include: frozen potato and sweet potato items and a variety of vegetable, spice and frozen bakery goods which are sold under brands such as Lamb Weston and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings. The Commercial Foods reporting segment now includes foodservice , as well as frozen bakery foodservice. The Private Brands reporting segment includes private branded and customized food items sold in various retail channels, in North America. Its Private Brands are sold in a variety of categories in grocery and convenience stores including: hot and ready-to-eat cereal; snacks; condiments; bars and coordinated categories; pasta; and retail bakery goods. Its operations are principally in the United States. The Company uses many different raw materials, the bulk of which are commodities. Many of its facilities and food items it makes are subject to various 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 food safety and quality, sanitation, safety and health matters, and environmental control.
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