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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
CQB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 2174 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CQB: 0.07 )
CQB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.23
CQB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CQB: 0.23 )
CQB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.48
Current: 0.23

0.2
0.48
Interest Coverage 0.82
CQB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1180 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. CQB: 0.82 )
CQB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 9999.99
Current: 0.82

0.36
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.97
M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
7.55%
1.25%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 0.61
CQB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2173 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.81 vs. CQB: 0.61 )
CQB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.25   Max: 5.37
Current: 0.61

-8.25
5.37
Net-margin (%) -1.83
CQB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2173 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. CQB: -1.83 )
CQB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -13.16   Max: 3.8
Current: -1.83

-13.16
3.8
ROE (%) -14.99
CQB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 2149 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. CQB: -14.99 )
CQB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -69.21   Max: 15.28
Current: -14.99

-69.21
15.28
ROA (%) -3.35
CQB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2197 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. CQB: -3.35 )
CQB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.28   Max: 5.92
Current: -3.35

-22.28
5.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.26
CQB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. CQB: 3.26 )
CQB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -44.63   Max: 25.43
Current: 3.26

-44.63
25.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -2.30
CQB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CQB: -2.30 )
CQB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19.5   Max: 66.9
Current: -2.3

-19.5
66.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.80
CQB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CQB: -13.80 )
CQB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52   Max: 115.2
Current: -13.8

-52
115.2
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CQB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 11,426 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 2,014,089 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 246,206 sh (-0.50%)
Jim Simons 1,114,800 sh (-14.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,200 sh (-31.91%)
Jeremy Grantham 19,500 sh (-68.90%)
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Q3 2014

CQB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 47,164 sh (+112.45%)
Jim Simons 1,654,981 sh (+48.46%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen 1,841,290 sh (-8.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,173 sh (-70.28%)
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Q4 2014

CQB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 970,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 145,305 sh (+98.58%)
Jim Simons 2,038,089 sh (+23.15%)
Mario Gabelli 2,051,455 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 2,051,455 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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2015

CQB Guru Trades in 2015

Mario Gabelli 2,435,057 sh (+18.70%)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Chiquita Brands International Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Chiquita Brands International Inc - Dec 17, 2014

Chiquita Brands (CQB) is a global leader in bananas and the U.S. leader in packaged salads. Our original investment came after the company’s earnings declined due to market share losses in salads, tough European markets and foreign exchange losses. We believed new management had a strong history and a compelling plan to improve consistency of results and capital allocation. Chiquita stock performed well in the quarter due to a buyout offer from a Brazilian conglomerate in an attempt to trump Chiquita’s existing plans to merge with a European partner. We took advantage of the strength in the stock to reduce our position and may continue to do so.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Contrarian Fund 3Q 2014 Commentary.

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Chiquita Brands (CQB) is a global leader in bananas and the U.S. leader in packaged salads. Our original investment came after the company’s earnings declined due to market share losses in salads, tough European markets and foreign exchange losses. We believed new management had a strong history and a compelling plan to improve consistency of results and capital allocation. Chiquita stock performed well in the quarter due to a buyout offer from a Brazilian conglomerate in an attempt to trump Chiquita’s existing plans to merge with a European partner. We took advantage of the strength in the stock to reduce our position and may continue to do so. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.80
CQB's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CQB: 1.80 )
CQB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.8
Current: 1.8

0.28
1.8
P/S 0.22
CQB's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CQB: 0.22 )
CQB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.22

0.06
0.39
POCF 17.46
CQB's POCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 25.45 vs. CQB: 17.46 )
CQB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 82.39
Current: 17.46

2.67
82.39
EV-to-EBIT 67.39
CQB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 24.12 vs. CQB: 67.39 )
CQB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -159.1   Max: 297.4
Current: 67.39

-159.1
297.4
Current Ratio 1.56
CQB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. CQB: 1.56 )
CQB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.2
Current: 1.56

0.63
2.2
Quick Ratio 1.05
CQB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2003 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CQB: 1.05 )
CQB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.55
Current: 1.05

0.32
1.55
Days Inventory 28.55
CQB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 81.09 vs. CQB: 28.55 )
CQB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 20.49   Max: 60.99
Current: 28.55

20.49
60.99
Days Sales Outstanding 29.52
CQB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 2576 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 58.63 vs. CQB: 29.52 )
CQB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.05   Max: 55.49
Current: 29.52

27.05
55.49

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.50
CQB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2155 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CQB: 1.50 )
CQB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 14.2
Current: 1.5

0.3
14.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -34.38
CQB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1218 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. CQB: -34.38 )
CQB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -36.8   Max: 25
Current: -34.38

-36.8
25

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Farm Products
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Traded in other countries:CQDN.Germany,
Chiquita Brands International operate as a marketer and distributor of bananas and pineapples sold under the Chiquitaand other brand names in nearly 70 countries packaged salads sold under the Fresh Express and other brand names primarily in the United States. Its segments include Bananas, Salads and Healthy Snacks, and Other Produce. The Bananas segment includes the sourcing (purchase and production), transportation, marketing and distribution of bananas. Salads and Healthy Snacks, which includes ready-to-eat, packaged salads, referred to in the industry as "value-added salads"; other value-added products, such as healthy snacking items, fresh vegetable and fruit ingredients used in foodservice, processed fruit ingredients. Other Produce, which includes the sourcing, marketing and distribution of whole fresh produce other than bananas. The Company's competitors include Dole Food Company, Inc., Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. and Fyffes plc., Earthbound Farms, Ready Pac and Taylor Farms. The Company's operations are subject to numerous laws and governmental regulations, ranging from environmental, food safety and product labeling to laws regarding matters such as bribery and improper payments, regulation of competition, labor and employment and government contracting.
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