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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CHEF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CHEF: 0.04 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.39
CHEF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CHEF: 0.39 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.59   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.39

-0.59
0.39
Interest Coverage 4.70
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. CHEF: 4.70 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 7.83
Current: 4.7

1.91
7.83
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 4.47
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.93
CHEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CHEF: 3.93 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.92   Max: 6.94
Current: 3.93

4.92
6.94
Net-margin (%) 1.73
CHEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. CHEF: 1.73 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.73

1.92
4.81
ROE (%) 10.33
CHEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. CHEF: 10.33 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 19.83   Max: 46.18
Current: 10.33

19.83
46.18
ROA (%) 3.96
CHEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CHEF: 3.96 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.02   Max: 38.4
Current: 3.96

6.02
38.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.55
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. CHEF: 23.55 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 35.83   Max: 137.4
Current: 23.55

35.83
137.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CHEF Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Columbia Wanger 436,000 sh (+19.45%)
Ron Baron 2,392,450 sh (+4.37%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2014

CHEF Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 40,658 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,569,000 sh (+259.86%)
Ron Baron 2,392,450 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

CHEF Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Columbia Wanger 1,569,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,270,250 sh (-5.11%)
Jim Simons 10,600 sh (-73.93%)
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Q3 2014

CHEF Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,557,000 sh (-0.76%)
Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (-11.9%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHEF

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Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 30.99%0.06%$17.94 - $23.73 $ 19.82-8%2292250
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.17%$17.56 - $25.2 $ 19.82-4%1500000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.90
CHEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. CHEF: 34.90 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.11   Max: 51.09
Current: 34.9

19.11
51.09
P/B 3.44
CHEF's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. CHEF: 3.44 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 19.79
Current: 3.44

2.79
19.79
P/S 0.61
CHEF's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CHEF: 0.61 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.61

0.49
1.14
EV-to-EBIT 19.83
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. CHEF: 19.83 )
CHEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 23.3
Current: 19.83

10.6
23.3
PEG 3.32
CHEF's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 30.00 vs. CHEF: 3.32 )
CHEF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 9999
Current: 3.32

0
9999
Current Ratio 2.88
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CHEF: 2.88 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 3.43
Current: 2.88

1.12
3.43
Quick Ratio 1.75
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. CHEF: 1.75 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.75

0.79
2.39

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 80.76
CHEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. CHEF: 80.76 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 39.83   Max: 771.33
Current: 80.76

39.83
771.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
CHEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CHEF: 0.82 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.82

0.7
1.45
Price/Graham Number 11.20
CHEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. CHEF: 11.20 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 7.45   Max: 43.66
Current: 11.2

7.45
43.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. CHEF: 5.00 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.4
Current: 5

4.3
9.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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The Chefs' Warehouse Inc was formed in 1985. The Company is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. It is engaged in serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate 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 30,000 stock-keeping units 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 center-of-the-plate products, including custom cut beef, seafood and hormone-free poultry, as well as food products, such as cooking oils, butter, eggs, milk and flour. It currently serves more than 20,000 customer locations in its fourteen primary geographic markets across the United States and Canada, including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Portland, Seattle, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. The Company operates 20 distribution centers and provides service six days a week in many of its service areas, utilizing its fleet of delivery trucks to fill its customers' orders.
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