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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.25
CVGW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1505 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CVGW: 0.25 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.25

Equity to Asset 0.59
CVGW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CVGW: 0.59 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.59

0.38
0.69
Interest Coverage 22.87
CVGW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 966 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. CVGW: 22.87 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 8.26   Max: 34.01
Current: 22.87

8.26
34.01
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.80
M-Score: -2.40
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.52
CVGW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. CVGW: 4.52 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 7.12
Current: 4.52

1.22
7.12
Net-margin (%) 4.24
CVGW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1519 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. CVGW: 4.24 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 4.46
Current: 4.24

1.28
4.46
ROE (%) 24.24
CVGW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 8.35 vs. CVGW: 24.24 )
CVGW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.11   Max: 27.34
Current: 24.24

6.11
27.34
ROA (%) 13.28
CVGW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1524 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. CVGW: 13.28 )
CVGW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.78   Max: 13.16
Current: 13.28

3.78
13.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.17
CVGW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1522 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 14.31 vs. CVGW: 33.17 )
CVGW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.36   Max: 46.68
Current: 33.17

8.36
46.68
Revenue Growth (%) 19.50
CVGW's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. CVGW: 19.50 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4   Max: 19.5
Current: 19.5

-4
19.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.60
CVGW's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1196 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CVGW: -1.60 )
CVGW' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 38
Current: -1.6

0
38
EPS Growth (%) -1.40
CVGW's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CVGW: -1.40 )
CVGW' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.3   Max: 33.7
Current: -1.4

-26.3
33.7
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CVGW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 60,100 sh (+32.09%)
Chuck Royce 97,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 18,452 sh (-41.64%)
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Q4 2013

CVGW Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 68,700 sh (+14.31%)
Chuck Royce 97,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q1 2014

CVGW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 72,800 sh (+5.97%)
Chuck Royce 1,800 sh (-98.16%)
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Q2 2014

CVGW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,468 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 58,600 sh (-19.51%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CVGW

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$29.91 - $36.17 $ 42.6430%11468
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$28.3 - $31.5 $ 42.6444%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -41.64%0.02%$24.76 - $31.17 $ 42.6455%18452
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -41.62%0.04%$23.48 - $29.05 $ 42.6460%34031
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 34.5%0.02%$21.95 - $25.86 $ 42.6477%58297
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.07%$21.75 - $28.46 $ 42.6466%43343
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.07%$19.11 - $22.14 $ 42.64106%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
CVGW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1262 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.00 vs. CVGW: 20.30 )
CVGW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.18   Max: 50.31
Current: 20.3

12.18
50.31
P/B 4.29
CVGW's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 1469 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CVGW: 4.29 )
CVGW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 4.5
Current: 4.29

1.54
4.5
P/S 0.86
CVGW's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CVGW: 0.86 )
CVGW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.11
Current: 0.86

0.28
1.11
PFCF 41.00
CVGW's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 875 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 20.46 vs. CVGW: 41.00 )
CVGW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 12.21   Max: 210.91
Current: 41

12.21
210.91
EV-to-EBIT 20.20
CVGW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1255 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 15.47 vs. CVGW: 20.20 )
CVGW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 51.5
Current: 20.2

8.8
51.5
PEG 4.83
CVGW's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 655 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. CVGW: 4.83 )
CVGW' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 35.11
Current: 4.83

0.59
35.11
Shiller P/E 33.87
CVGW's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
63% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. CVGW: 33.87 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.29   Max: 46.4
Current: 33.87

14.29
46.4
Current Ratio 1.23
CVGW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CVGW: 1.23 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 2.29
Current: 1.23

1.11
2.29
Quick Ratio 0.90
CVGW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1513 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. CVGW: 0.90 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.9

0.82
1.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.60
CVGW's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. CVGW: 1.60 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 3.27
Current: 1.6

1.67
3.27
Dividend Payout 0.33
CVGW's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 938 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. CVGW: 0.33 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 7
Current: 0.33

1.17
7
Dividend growth (3y) 9.10
CVGW's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CVGW: 9.10 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17
Current: 9.1

0
17
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.12
CVGW's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. CVGW: 3.12 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 6.38
Current: 3.12

3.26
6.38
Share Buyback Rate -0.60
CVGW's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 924 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CVGW: -0.60 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.3   Max: -9.1
Current: -0.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.07
CVGW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
55% of the 1248 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CVGW: 5.07 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.26   Max: 5.19
Current: 5.07

2.26
5.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.17
CVGW's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
62% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. CVGW: 2.17 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 3.86
Current: 2.17

1.51
3.86
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
CVGW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. CVGW: 1.34 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.34

0.55
1.71
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.13
CVGW's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CVGW: 2.13 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 4.83
Current: 2.13

0.72
4.83
Price/Graham Number 2.20
CVGW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
51% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CVGW: 2.20 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.2

1.21
3.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
CVGW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CVGW: 5.00 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 11.4
Current: 5

1.9
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.05
CVGW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Farm Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. CVGW: 11.05 )
CVGW' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.7   Max: 31.4
Current: 11.05

-1.7
31.4

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Farm Products
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Calavo Growers, Inc. engages in the procurement and marketing of avocados and other perishable foods and the preparation and distribution of processed avocado products. Calavo reports these operations in three different business segments: California avocados, international avocados and perishable food products, and processed products. The company's California avocado business grades, sizes, packs and cools avocados grown in California for delivery to its customers. Its international avocados and perishable food products segment leverages the handling and marketing of California avocados. The company primarily markets international avocados from Mexico, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. The company's processed products business procures avocados, processes avocados into a variety of guacamole products, and distributes the processed product to its customers. Processed products customers include both food service industry and retail businesses.
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