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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.10
CHEF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CHEF: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CHEF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: N/A
Current: 0.1
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
CHEF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
74% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CHEF: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CHEF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.59  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.31
-0.59
0.39
Interest Coverage 1.13
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.23 vs. CHEF: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 4.37 Max: 7.83
Current: 1.13
1.13
7.83
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.08
WACC vs ROIC
8.88%
5.71%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 3.95
CHEF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
58% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CHEF: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CHEF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 5.18 Max: 6.94
Current: 3.95
3.81
6.94
Net Margin % 0.25
CHEF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. CHEF: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CHEF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.22 Max: 4.81
Current: 0.25
0.25
4.81
ROE % 1.61
CHEF's ROE % is ranked lower than
82% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. CHEF: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CHEF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 10.2 Max: 46.18
Current: 1.61
1.58
46.18
ROA % 0.49
CHEF's ROA % is ranked lower than
81% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CHEF: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CHEF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 6.02 Max: 38.4
Current: 0.49
0.49
38.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 23.66
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. CHEF: 23.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CHEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.29  Med: 35.83 Max: 143.19
Current: 23.66
22.29
143.19
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 14.40
CHEF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
92% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CHEF: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CHEF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.4  Med: 20.3 Max: 26.8
Current: 14.4
14.4
26.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.20
CHEF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
65% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. CHEF: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CHEF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.7 Max: 34.4
Current: 8.2
0.4
34.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -46.20
CHEF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
67% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CHEF: -46.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CHEF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.2  Med: 3.45 Max: 84.4
Current: -46.2
-46.2
84.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CHEF Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 13,549 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 45,268 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
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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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Q4 2016

CHEF Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,264 sh (-0.31%)
Ron Baron 1,500,000 sh (-10.74%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution    NAICS: 424410    SIC: 5141
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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.

Guru Investment Theses on The Chefs' Warehouse Inc

Baron Funds Comments on The Chef’s Warehouse - Aug 17, 2016

The Chef’s Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF), the leading food service distributor to high-end independent restaurants, fell in the quarter after the company reported mixed results. Though its core specialty business was strong, with organic growth of 7.5%, its nascent protein business had integration issues and suffered margin pressure. The company’s results have been spotty, which has led to volatile stock performance. . . strong in the first quarter, but now weak in the second. We believe that the company will work through these growing pains and will show more consistent results and earn higher margins. We remain excited about the company’s unique market position and its opportunity to consolidate the fine dining distribution niche. If they execute, the company should show sustainable continued profit growth and be rewarded with a higher trading multiple.



From Baron Funds' Small Cap Fund second quarter 2016 shareholder letter.



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Baron Funds Comments on The Chef’s Warehouse Guru stock highlight
The Chef’s Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF), the leading food service distributor to high-end independent restaurants, fell in the quarter after the company reported mixed results. Though its core specialty business was strong, with organic growth of 7.5%, its nascent protein business had integration issues and suffered margin pressure. The company’s results have been spotty, which has led to volatile stock performance. . . strong in the first quarter, but now weak in the second. We believe that the company will work through these growing pains and will show more consistent results and earn higher margins. We remain excited about the company’s unique market position and its opportunity to consolidate the fine dining distribution niche. If they execute, the company should show sustainable continued profit growth and be rewarded with a higher trading multiple. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 148.50
CHEF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.05 vs. CHEF: 148.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CHEF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 31.88 Max: 1305
Current: 148.5
18.35
1305
PE Ratio without NRI 148.50
CHEF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
100% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.13 vs. CHEF: 148.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CHEF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 31.88 Max: 1305
Current: 148.5
18.35
1305
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 75.77
CHEF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
100% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.97 vs. CHEF: 75.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.42  Med: 67.35 Max: 6525
Current: 75.77
18.42
6525
PB Ratio 2.00
CHEF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. CHEF: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CHEF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.73 Max: 19.71
Current: 2
1.57
19.71
PS Ratio 0.33
CHEF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CHEF: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CHEF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.33
0.25
1.09
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.79
CHEF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
63% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.72 vs. CHEF: 17.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.38  Med: 22.83 Max: 72.65
Current: 17.79
10.38
72.65
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.13
CHEF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
57% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.93 vs. CHEF: 10.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.93  Med: 20.6 Max: 88.04
Current: 10.13
6.93
88.04
EV-to-EBIT 14.57
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
67% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. CHEF: 14.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 17.3 Max: 26.5
Current: 14.57
10.5
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 10.48
CHEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. CHEF: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.5  Med: 14.1 Max: 20
Current: 10.48
9.5
20
PEG Ratio 16.28
CHEF's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. CHEF: 16.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CHEF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 4.83 Max: 212.2
Current: 16.28
2.1
212.2
Current Ratio 2.47
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. CHEF: 2.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.27 Max: 2.88
Current: 2.47
1.26
2.88
Quick Ratio 1.65
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CHEF: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.91  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.84
Current: 1.65
0.91
1.84
Days Inventory 36.92
CHEF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 36.88 vs. CHEF: 36.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.28  Med: 36.89 Max: 40.59
Current: 36.92
12.28
40.59
Days Sales Outstanding 39.12
CHEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
77% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. CHEF: 39.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.06  Med: 41.41 Max: 43.08
Current: 39.12
39.06
43.08
Days Payable 26.77
CHEF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 44.83 vs. CHEF: 26.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.71  Med: 30 Max: 37.62
Current: 26.77
24.71
37.62

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.60
CHEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CHEF: -1.60 )
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: -5.5 Max: 4.5
Current: -1.6
-7.8
4.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.55
CHEF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CHEF: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 1.78 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.55
1.46
1.91
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.53
CHEF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CHEF: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.53
0.5
1.49
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 22.16
CHEF's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
100% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CHEF: 22.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 13.54 Max: 23.58
Current: 22.16
3.5
23.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.86
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
57% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. CHEF: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CHEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.8 Max: 9.5
Current: 6.86
3.8
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.91
CHEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 vs. CHEF: 8.91 )
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: 8.7 Max: 13.5
Current: 8.91
6.9
13.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,194
EPS (TTM) $ 0.10
Beta1.01
Short Percentage of Float12.45%
52-Week Range $10.31 - 20.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.25

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.90
EPS without NRI ($) 0.90
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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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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