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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 0.08
NAS:CHEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
88% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:CHEF: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:CHEF' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: N/A
Current: 0.08
Equity to Asset 0.29
NAS:CHEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NAS:CHEF: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:CHEF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.59  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.29
-0.59
0.4
Interest Coverage 1.02
NAS:CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.02 vs. NAS:CHEF: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:CHEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 4.7 Max: 7.83
Current: 1.02
1.02
7.83
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.94
WACC vs ROIC
8.04%
4.95%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.45
NAS:CHEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. NAS:CHEF: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.45  Med: 5.43 Max: 6.94
Current: 3.45
3.45
6.94
Net-margin (%) 0.05
NAS:CHEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. NAS:CHEF: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.81
Current: 0.05
0.05
4.81
ROE (%) 0.51
NAS:CHEF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. NAS:CHEF: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 15.02 Max: 46.18
Current: 0.51
0.51
46.18
ROA (%) 0.09
NAS:CHEF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. NAS:CHEF: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 7.05 Max: 38.4
Current: 0.09
0.09
38.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.00
NAS:CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.58 vs. NAS:CHEF: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20  Med: 43.71 Max: 143.19
Current: 20
20
143.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.30
NAS:CHEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. NAS:CHEF: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.9  Med: 22.9 Max: 26.8
Current: 20.3
14.9
26.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
NAS:CHEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NAS:CHEF: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 16 Max: 34.4
Current: 10.7
0.4
34.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
NAS:CHEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. NAS:CHEF: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:CHEF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 9.9 Max: 84.4
Current: -3
-3
84.4
» NAS:CHEF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

CHEF Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 65,300 sh (New)
Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 710,994 sh (-43.65%)
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Q1 2016

CHEF Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 45,268 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 13,549 sh (New)
Jim Simons 107,400 sh (+64.47%)
Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Q2 2016

CHEF Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 45,164 sh (-0.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,339 sh (-8.93%)
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Q3 2016

CHEF Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,504 sh (+71.61%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,680,563 sh (-15.97%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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The Chefs' Warehouse Inc is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. It serves the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the menu-driven independent restaurants, among others.

The Chefs' Warehouse Inc was formed in 1985. The Company is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. It serves the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada. The Company's product portfolio includes over 31,800 stock-keeping units (SKUs) from more than 1,600 different suppliers and is comprised primarily of imported and domestic specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, unique oils and vinegars, truffles, caviar, chocolate and pastry products. It also offers an extensive line of center-of-the-plate products, including custom cut beef, seafood and hormone-free poultry, as well as broadline food products, such as cooking oils, butter, eggs, milk and flour. The Company currently distributes products from more than 1,600 different suppliers. The Company competes with numerous smaller distributors on a local level, as well as with a limited number of national broadline foodservice distributors. Its trademarks include Spoleto, Bel Aria, Grand Reserve, Provvista, Argonaut, Praml, Black Falls, Michael's, Chocoa, Crescendo, Matisse, Qzina, Allen Brothers, The Great Steakhouse Steaks and The Chefs' Warehouse. The Company is subject to regulation by numerous international, federal, state, provincial and local regulatory agencies.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 1320.00
CHEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.85 vs. CHEF: 1320.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CHEF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 31.47 Max: 1320
Current: 1320
18.35
1320
PE(NRI) 1320.00
CHEF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
100% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.22 vs. CHEF: 1320.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CHEF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 31.47 Max: 1320
Current: 1320
18.35
1320
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 6600.00
CHEF's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.62 vs. CHEF: 6600.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CHEF' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.42  Med: 39.61 Max: 6600
Current: 6600
18.42
6600
P/B 1.88
CHEF's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CHEF: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CHEF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.82 Max: 19.71
Current: 1.88
1.57
19.71
P/S 0.30
CHEF's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CHEF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CHEF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.3
0.25
1.09
PFCF 12.30
CHEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.26 vs. CHEF: 12.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CHEF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.38  Med: 23.31 Max: 72.65
Current: 12.3
10.38
72.65
POCF 8.21
CHEF's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. CHEF: 8.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CHEF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 21.14 Max: 88.04
Current: 8.21
6.93
88.04
EV-to-EBIT 16.40
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. CHEF: 16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 17.5 Max: 26.5
Current: 16.4
10.5
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 11.27
CHEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.41 vs. CHEF: 11.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.5  Med: 14.2 Max: 20
Current: 11.27
9.5
20
PEG 126.92
CHEF's PEG is ranked lower than
99% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CHEF: 126.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CHEF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.89 Max: 212.2
Current: 126.92
2.1
212.2
Current Ratio 2.58
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. CHEF: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.34 Max: 3.43
Current: 2.58
1.12
3.43
Quick Ratio 1.71
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CHEF: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.39 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.71
0.79
2.39
Days Inventory 38.51
CHEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. CHEF: 38.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.28  Med: 35.65 Max: 40.59
Current: 38.51
12.28
40.59
Days Sales Outstanding 38.34
CHEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
75% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. CHEF: 38.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.34  Med: 41.84 Max: 43.08
Current: 38.34
38.34
43.08
Days Payable 24.92
CHEF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
80% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 45.81 vs. CHEF: 24.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.71  Med: 32.32 Max: 37.62
Current: 24.92
24.71
37.62

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.80
CHEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CHEF: -7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CHEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: -5.9 Max: 4.5
Current: -7.8
-7.8
4.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.46
CHEF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. CHEF: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CHEF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.96
Current: 1.46
1.23
3.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.46
CHEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CHEF: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CHEF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.59
Current: 0.46
0.39
1.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 220.00
CHEF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. CHEF: 220.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CHEF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 4.28 Max: 220
Current: 220
2.21
220
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.10
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CHEF: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.7 Max: 9.5
Current: 6.1
3.8
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.61
CHEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. CHEF: 7.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CHEF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.9  Med: 8.1 Max: 13.5
Current: 7.61
6.9
13.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,157
EPS (TTM) $ 0.01
Beta1.11
Short Percentage of Float15.78%
52-Week Range $10.31 - 20.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.25

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 1,177 1,238
EPS ($) 0.79 0.90
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.79 0.90
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Baron Funds Comments on The Chef’s Warehouse Aug 17 2016 
Specialty-Food Distributor Is Worth a Look Jan 08 2016 
Chef's Warehouse – Laughing Water Capital's Presentation From ValueX Vail Aug 13 2015 
Weekly CEO Sells Highlight: Shutterstock Inc., Autodesk Inc., Chefs Warehouse Holdings LLC, Zix Corp Sep 29 2013 
Top Three Insider Buys of the Week Sep 27 2013 

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