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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
CAKE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. CAKE: No Debt )
CAKE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.24   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.51
CAKE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. CAKE: 0.51 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.51

0.4
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
CAKE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. CAKE: No Debt )
CAKE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

3.15
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.93
M-Score: -2.81
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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history
Operating margin (%) 8.57
CAKE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. CAKE: 8.57 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 10.98
Current: 8.57

4.6
10.98
Net-margin (%) 6.09
CAKE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. CAKE: 6.09 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 8.41
Current: 6.09

2.67
8.41
ROE (%) 19.81
CAKE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. CAKE: 19.81 )
CAKE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 19.81
Current: 19.81

4.8
19.81
ROA (%) 10.17
CAKE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. CAKE: 10.17 )
CAKE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.09   Max: 11.13
Current: 10.17

4.09
11.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.24
CAKE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. CAKE: 20.24 )
CAKE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.35   Max: 28.62
Current: 20.24

9.35
28.62
Revenue Growth (%) 8.00
CAKE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CAKE: 8.00 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 30.7
Current: 8

6.4
30.7
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.00
CAKE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. CAKE: 10.00 )
CAKE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 36.7
Current: 10

3.8
36.7
EPS Growth (%) 15.90
CAKE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. CAKE: 15.90 )
CAKE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 39.7
Current: 15.9

-11.4
39.7
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

CAKE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Steven Cohen 389,427 sh (+4788%)
Chuck Royce 60,600 sh (+210.77%)
Jim Simons 166,000 sh (+19%)
Mario Gabelli 1,142,628 sh (+6.77%)
Ron Baron 1,650,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
John Hussman 950,000 sh (-5%)
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Q2 2013

CAKE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 5,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 61,700 sh (+1.82%)
Ron Baron 1,650,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,138,128 sh (-0.39%)
Jim Simons 155,700 sh (-6.2%)
John Hussman 800,000 sh (-15.79%)
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Q3 2013

CAKE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 614,300 sh (+294.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,200 sh (+16.98%)
Mario Gabelli 1,140,928 sh (+0.25%)
Ron Baron 1,650,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 59,800 sh (-3.08%)
John Hussman 642,000 sh (-19.75%)
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Q4 2013

CAKE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 8,871 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,023,390 sh (+66.59%)
Ron Baron 1,650,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,132,328 sh (-0.75%)
Chuck Royce 59,100 sh (-1.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,500 sh (-11.29%)
John Hussman 478,000 sh (-25.55%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CAKE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -25.55%0.41%$42.59 - $49.44 $ 47.161%478000
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -19.75%0.3%$40.8 - $44.65 $ 47.1610%642000
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -15.79%0.21%$37.35 - $42.08 $ 47.1618%800000
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Reduce -56.37%0.79%$30.38 - $35.82 $ 47.1642%1000000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$28.86 - $32.76 $ 47.1652%0
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$28.86 - $32.76 $ 47.1652%0
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$28.99 - $31.98 $ 47.1669%93183
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 49.86%0.04%$23.96 - $29.5 $ 47.1673%37163
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$23.96 - $29.5 $ 47.1673%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.04%$25.03 - $33.83 $ 47.1666%104725
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Add 26.93%0.04%$25.03 - $33.83 $ 47.1665%815000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 27.72%0.02%$25.03 - $33.83 $ 47.1665%24799
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Add 31.28%0.05%$28.6 - $31.84 $ 47.1656%1250000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.18%$28.31 - $31.38 $ 47.1659%19982
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 22.30
CAKE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. CAKE: 22.30 )
CAKE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.17   Max: 42.32
Current: 22.3

6.17
42.32
P/B 4.20
CAKE's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. CAKE: 4.20 )
CAKE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.33
Current: 4.2

0.71
5.33
P/S 1.37
CAKE's P/S is ranked lower than
59% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CAKE: 1.37 )
CAKE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 3.17
Current: 1.37

0.22
3.17
PFCF 26.50
CAKE's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. CAKE: 26.50 )
CAKE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.58   Max: 3250
Current: 26.5

4.58
3250
EV-to-EBIT 14.70
CAKE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. CAKE: 14.70 )
CAKE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 29.7
Current: 14.7

5.8
29.7
PEG 1.60
CAKE's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. CAKE: 1.60 )
CAKE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 5.97
Current: 1.6

0.47
5.97
Shiller P/E 30.80
CAKE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.37 vs. CAKE: 30.80 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.31   Max: 65.6
Current: 30.8

5.31
65.6

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.15
CAKE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
63% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CAKE: 1.15 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.15

0.34
1.2
Dividend Payout 0.25
CAKE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. CAKE: 0.25 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.25

0.14
0.25
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
CAKE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. CAKE: 1.20 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.2
Current: 1.2

0.34
1.2
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
CAKE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CAKE: 3.50 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.9   Max: -9.7
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.40
CAKE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CAKE: 4.40 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 5.85
Current: 4.4

1.34
5.85
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
CAKE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. CAKE: 1.30 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 25.93
Current: 1.3

1.1
25.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CAKE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CAKE: 1.10 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.1

0.34
2.71
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
CAKE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. CAKE: 1.70 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 3.41
Current: 1.7

1.06
3.41
Price/Graham Number 2.10
CAKE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
54% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CAKE: 2.10 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 3.34
Current: 2.1

0.83
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
CAKE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CAKE: 6.80 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 17.4
Current: 6.8

3.4
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.75
CAKE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
82% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. CAKE: 16.75 )
CAKE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.1   Max: 31.6
Current: 16.75

7.1
31.6

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:CF2.Germany
Cheesecake Factory, Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated on February 1992. As of February 28, 2013, the Company operated 177 company-owned upscale, casual dining, full-service restaurants: 162 under The Cheesecake Factory mark, 14 under the Grand Lux Cafe mark and one under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen mark. The Company operates two bakery production facilities whose main role is to provide cheesecakes and other baked goods to the company-owned and licensed restaurants. The Company operates in two business segments, restaurants and bakery. Restaurants consist of The Cheesecake Factory(r), Grand Lux Cafe(r) and RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen(r). The bakery segment produces baked desserts and other products for its restaurants and for other foodservice operators, retailers and distributors. Bakery sales to its restaurants are recorded at prices similar to third-party national accounts. Its bakery operations are in the business of creating and marketing branded bakery products under The Cheesecake Factory(r), The Cheesecake Factory Bakery(r) and The Dream Factory(r) marks as well as private-label bakery products to other foodservice operators, retailers and distributors in order to leverage its brand identity with consumers and take advantage of excess bakery production capacity. The Cheesecake Factory restaurants strive to provide a distinctive, high quality dining experience at moderate prices by offering an innovative and evolving menu in an upscale, casual, high energy setting with attentive, efficient and friendly service. The Company's menu features approximately 200 items, supplemented by additional items presented on separate menu cards, including appetizers, pizza, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, specialty items, pastas, salads, sandwiches, omelets and desserts. Examples of menu offerings include Chicken Madeira, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, Thai Lettuce Wraps and Crispy Chicken Costoletta. Grand Lux Cafe is an upscale casual dining concept that offers unique American and international menu items in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere. The menu at Grand Lux Cafe offers approximately 200 items including appetizers, pasta, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, specialty items and desserts. Examples of menu offerings include Chop House Burger, Buffalo Chicken Rolls, Crispy Caramel Chicken and Santa Barbara Grilled Chicken Sandwich. RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen is a unique concept featuring a Southeast Asian menu in an upscale casual dining setting. Its menu showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and India with dishes served Asian family-style to create an atmosphere that encourages sharing and conversation. Examples of menu offerings include Shaking Beef, Crispy Chicken Samosas, Lacquered BBQ Ribs and Banana Leaf Chilean Sea Bass. The restaurant industry is highly competitive. There are a substantial number of restaurant operators that compete directly and indirectly with it. The Co

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