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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
CHEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. CHEF: 0.02 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.02

0
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.39
CHEF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 602 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 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 4.04
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. CHEF: 4.04 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.91   Max: 7.83
Current: 4.04

1.91
7.83
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.36
WACC vs ROIC
9.86%
7.01%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.95
CHEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. CHEF: 3.95 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.95   Max: 6.94
Current: 3.95

3.95
6.94
Net-margin (%) 1.70
CHEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. CHEF: 1.70 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 4.81
Current: 1.7

1.7
4.81
ROE (%) 10.30
CHEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 599 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. CHEF: 10.30 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.2   Max: 46.18
Current: 10.3

10.2
46.18
ROA (%) 3.96
CHEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CHEF: 3.96 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 9.13
Current: 3.96

3.89
9.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.60
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.09 vs. CHEF: 22.60 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.29   Max: 141.74
Current: 22.6

22.29
141.74
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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 (-11.90%)
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Q4 2014

CHEF Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ron Baron 2,093,960 sh (+4.70%)
Columbia Wanger 1,441,300 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,441,300 sh (-7.43%)
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2015

CHEF Guru Trades in 2015

Ron Baron 2,093,960 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 36.00
CHEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.80 vs. CHEF: 36.00 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.11   Max: 51.09
Current: 36

19.11
51.09
Forward P/E 22.17
CHEF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 25.38 vs. CHEF: 22.17 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.10
CHEF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. CHEF: 35.10 )
CHEF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.06   Max: 50.88
Current: 35.1

19.06
50.88
P/B 3.50
CHEF's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. CHEF: 3.50 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 19.79
Current: 3.5

2.79
19.79
P/S 0.58
CHEF's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CHEF: 0.58 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.58

0.49
1.14
POCF 51.28
CHEF's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. CHEF: 51.28 )
CHEF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 15.62   Max: 74.13
Current: 51.28

15.62
74.13
EV-to-EBIT 19.00
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. CHEF: 19.00 )
CHEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 23.3
Current: 19

10.6
23.3
PEG 1.73
CHEF's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CHEF: 1.73 )
CHEF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 9999
Current: 1.73

0
9999
Current Ratio 2.45
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. CHEF: 2.45 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.88
Current: 2.45

1.26
2.88
Quick Ratio 1.47
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. CHEF: 1.47 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.47

0.91
1.84
Days Inventory 39.62
CHEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 41.46 vs. CHEF: 39.62 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.97   Max: 40.59
Current: 39.62

24.97
40.59
Days Sales Outstanding 42.27
CHEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
66% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.05 vs. CHEF: 42.27 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.06   Max: 43.08
Current: 42.27

39.06
43.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 38.80
CHEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. CHEF: 38.80 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 39.83   Max: 771.33
Current: 38.8

39.83
771.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CHEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CHEF: 0.80 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.8

0.96
1.33
Price/Graham Number 7.70
CHEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
60% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CHEF: 7.70 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 9.14   Max: 9.14
Current: 7.7

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.20
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CHEF: 5.20 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.4
Current: 5.2

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 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.
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