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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
CHEF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CHEF: 0.14 )
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: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.29
CHEF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CHEF: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CHEF' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.59  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.29
-0.59
0.4
Interest Coverage 1.21
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.49 vs. CHEF: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 4.7 Max: 7.83
Current: 1.21
1.21
7.83
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.88
WACC vs ROIC
7.50%
5.52%
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 (%) 3.93
CHEF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. CHEF: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CHEF' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.81  Med: 5.43 Max: 6.94
Current: 3.93
3.81
6.94
Net-margin (%) 0.39
CHEF's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CHEF: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CHEF' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 2.52 Max: 4.81
Current: 0.39
0.39
4.81
ROE (%) 2.62
CHEF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. CHEF: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CHEF' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 15.02 Max: 46.18
Current: 2.62
2.62
46.18
ROA (%) 0.75
CHEF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. CHEF: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CHEF' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 7.05 Max: 38.4
Current: 0.75
0.75
38.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.20
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. CHEF: 22.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.2  Med: 43.71 Max: 143.19
Current: 22.2
22.2
143.19
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.30
CHEF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. CHEF: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHEF' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.9  Med: 22.9 Max: 26.8
Current: 20.3
14.9
26.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
CHEF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CHEF: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHEF' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 16 Max: 34.4
Current: 10.7
0.4
34.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.00
CHEF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CHEF: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CHEF' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 9.9 Max: 84.4
Current: -3
-3
84.4
» CHEF's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-03)


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Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

CHEF Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Columbia Wanger 1,261,725 sh (+5.74%)
Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (-4.49%)
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CHEF Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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Ron Baron 2,000,000 sh (unchged)
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CHEF Guru Trades in Q1 2016

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

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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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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P/E(ttm) 69.59
CHEF's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.13 vs. CHEF: 69.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CHEF' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 31.19 Max: 102.56
Current: 69.59
18.35
102.56
PE(NRI) 69.59
CHEF's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
94% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CHEF: 69.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CHEF' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 31.19 Max: 102.56
Current: 69.59
18.35
102.56
P/B 1.62
CHEF's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CHEF: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CHEF' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.89 Max: 19.71
Current: 1.62
1.56
19.71
P/S 0.26
CHEF's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CHEF: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CHEF' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.64 Max: 1.09
Current: 0.26
0.25
1.09
PFCF 14.98
CHEF's PFCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. CHEF: 14.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CHEF' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.52  Med: 23.52 Max: 72.65
Current: 14.98
14.52
72.65
POCF 8.63
CHEF's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. CHEF: 8.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CHEF' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.35  Med: 21.66 Max: 88.04
Current: 8.63
8.35
88.04
EV-to-EBIT 13.29
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
54% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. CHEF: 13.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 17.55 Max: 26.5
Current: 13.29
10.5
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 9.65
CHEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
60% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. CHEF: 9.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.49  Med: 14.2 Max: 20
Current: 9.65
9.49
20
PEG 6.64
CHEF's PEG is ranked lower than
85% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. CHEF: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CHEF' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.69 Max: 16.92
Current: 6.64
2.1
16.92
Current Ratio 3.01
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CHEF: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.27 Max: 3.43
Current: 3.01
1.12
3.43
Quick Ratio 2.05
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. CHEF: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.37 Max: 2.39
Current: 2.05
0.79
2.39
Days Inventory 39.73
CHEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. CHEF: 39.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.28  Med: 35.65 Max: 40.59
Current: 39.73
12.28
40.59
Days Sales Outstanding 38.57
CHEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
76% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. CHEF: 38.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.57  Med: 41.84 Max: 43.08
Current: 38.57
38.57
43.08
Days Payable 23.57
CHEF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 43.35 vs. CHEF: 23.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.57  Med: 32.32 Max: 37.62
Current: 23.57
23.57
37.62

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.80
CHEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CHEF: -7.80 )
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: -5.9 Max: 4.5
Current: -7.8
-7.8
4.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.41
CHEF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CHEF: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CHEF' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.1 Max: 3.96
Current: 1.41
1.37
3.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.41
CHEF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CHEF: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CHEF' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.59
Current: 0.41
0.39
1.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 11.48
CHEF's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CHEF: 11.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CHEF' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.5 Max: 16.49
Current: 11.48
2.21
16.49
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.56
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CHEF: 7.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CHEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.7 Max: 9.5
Current: 7.56
3.8
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.37
CHEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. CHEF: 7.37 )
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: 9.2 Max: 13.5
Current: 7.37
6.9
13.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,131
EPS (TTM) $ 0.16
Beta1.16
Short Percentage of Float15.02%
52-Week Range $10.31 - 20.79
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.79
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.79
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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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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