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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
CHEF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CHEF: 0.10 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1

Equity to Asset 0.39
CHEF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 505 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 4.70
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 363 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: 3
Z-Score: 4.01
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.43
CHEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. CHEF: 5.43 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.92   Max: 6.94
Current: 5.43

4.92
6.94
Net-margin (%) 2.52
CHEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CHEF: 2.52 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 4.81
Current: 2.52

1.92
4.81
ROE (%) 12.86
CHEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.56 vs. CHEF: 12.86 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.86   Max: 36.94
Current: 12.86

12.86
36.94
ROA (%) 4.79
CHEF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. CHEF: 4.79 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 19.2
Current: 4.79

4.79
19.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.72
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. CHEF: 27.72 )
CHEF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.72   Max: 70.87
Current: 27.72

27.72
70.87
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CHEF Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Columbia Wanger 365,000 sh (+461.54%)
Jim Simons 47,400 sh (+32.03%)
Ron Baron 2,292,250 sh (+30.99%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHEF

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 30.99%0.06%$17.94 - $23.73 $ 17.43-19%2292250
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.17%$17.56 - $25.2 $ 17.43-16%1500000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.50
CHEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. CHEF: 29.50 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.11   Max: 51.09
Current: 29.5

19.11
51.09
P/B 3.10
CHEF's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. CHEF: 3.10 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3   Max: 19.63
Current: 3.1

3
19.63
P/S 0.54
CHEF's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CHEF: 0.54 )
CHEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 1.14
Current: 0.54

0.5
1.14
EV-to-EBIT 17.01
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
68% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. CHEF: 17.01 )
CHEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 23.3
Current: 17.01

10.6
23.3
Current Ratio 2.90
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. CHEF: 2.90 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 3.43
Current: 2.9

1.12
3.43
Quick Ratio 1.80
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. CHEF: 1.80 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.8

0.79
2.39

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 288.30
CHEF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CHEF: 288.30 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 47.14   Max: 771.33
Current: 288.3

47.14
771.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CHEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CHEF: 0.70 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.7

0.72
1.43
Price/Graham Number 19.70
CHEF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CHEF: 19.70 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 43.66
Current: 19.7

8.78
43.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.80
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
59% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. CHEF: 5.80 )
CHEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.3   Max: 9.4
Current: 5.8

4.3
9.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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Chefs Warehouse Holdings LLC is a specialty food products distributor. It supplies products like specialty cheeses, truffles, seafood, cooking oils, flour to the restaurants, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools & specialty food stores etc.
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