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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 0.01
CHEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. CHEF: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: N/A
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.30
CHEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CHEF: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.59  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.3
-0.59
0.4
Interest Coverage 4.04
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
86% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. CHEF: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.91  Med: 4.72 Max: 7.83
Current: 4.04
1.91
7.83
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.77
WACC vs ROIC
6.68%
5.87%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.61
CHEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. CHEF: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.95  Med: 5.71 Max: 6.94
Current: 3.61
3.95
6.94
Net-margin (%) 1.50
CHEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CHEF: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.77 Max: 4.81
Current: 1.5
1.7
4.81
ROE (%) 9.16
CHEF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. CHEF: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 19.83 Max: 46.18
Current: 9.16
10.2
46.18
ROA (%) 3.35
CHEF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. CHEF: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.89  Med: 8.08 Max: 38.4
Current: 3.35
3.89
38.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.68
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. CHEF: 19.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 22.29  Med: 51.59 Max: 143.19
Current: 19.68
22.29
143.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
CHEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CHEF: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 14.9  Med: 25.50 Max: 26.8
Current: 14.9
14.9
26.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
CHEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CHEF: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 21.30 Max: 34.6
Current: 0.4
0.4
34.6
» CHEF's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

CHEF Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Ron Baron 2,093,960 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 2,093,960 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,332,576 sh (-7.54%)
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Q2 2015

CHEF Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ron Baron 2,093,960 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 1,193,276 sh (-10.45%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.63
CHEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. CHEF: 27.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.11  Med: 31.32 Max: 51.09
Current: 27.63
19.11
51.09
Forward P/E 18.12
CHEF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. CHEF: 18.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.60
CHEF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. CHEF: 28.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 19.06  Med: 31.30 Max: 50.88
Current: 28.6
19.06
50.88
P/B 2.26
CHEF's P/B is ranked lower than
59% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. CHEF: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CHEF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.26  Med: 7.57 Max: 19.79
Current: 2.26
2.26
19.79
P/S 0.41
CHEF's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CHEF: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CHEF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.68 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.41
0.42
1.14
POCF 28.56
CHEF's POCF is ranked lower than
82% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. CHEF: 28.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CHEF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 15.62  Med: 25.50 Max: 89.73
Current: 28.56
15.62
89.73
EV-to-EBIT 21.12
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
71% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. CHEF: 21.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHEF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.6  Med: 17.60 Max: 26.8
Current: 21.12
10.6
26.8
PEG 1.41
CHEF's PEG is ranked higher than
73% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. CHEF: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CHEF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.24  Med: 2.68 Max: 3.05
Current: 1.41
2.24
3.05
Current Ratio 2.75
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. CHEF: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.43
Current: 2.75
1.12
3.43
Quick Ratio 1.64
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. CHEF: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.64
0.79
2.39
Days Inventory 39.89
CHEF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 38.45 vs. CHEF: 39.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.28  Med: 33.02 Max: 40.59
Current: 39.89
12.28
40.59
Days Sales Outstanding 49.21
CHEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
84% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. CHEF: 49.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 39.06  Med: 41.41 Max: 43.08
Current: 49.21
39.06
43.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
CHEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CHEF: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.55
Current: 0.62
0.74
1.55
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.15
CHEF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CHEF: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 3.02  Med: 3.02 Max: 3.02
Current: 2.15
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.71
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. CHEF: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 5.70 Max: 9.4
Current: 4.71
3.7
9.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 13.52
CHEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. CHEF: 13.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CHEF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 13.3  Med: 13.40 Max: 13.5
Current: 13.52
13.3
13.5

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 1,046 1,172
EPS($) 0.71 0.84
EPS without NRI($) 0.71 0.84

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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Traded in other countries:2CF.Germany,
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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