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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.12
DAVE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DAVE: 0.12 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.12

Equity to Asset 0.50
DAVE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DAVE: 0.50 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.92
Current: 0.5

0.36
0.92
Interest Coverage 7.77
DAVE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. DAVE: 7.77 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.77

1.03
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 6.83
M-Score: -2.97
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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history
Operating margin (%) 7.68
DAVE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. DAVE: 7.68 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60   Max: 8.53
Current: 7.68

-60
8.53
Net-margin (%) 4.81
DAVE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. DAVE: 4.81 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -60   Max: 9.26
Current: 4.81

-60
9.26
ROE (%) 21.35
DAVE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. DAVE: 21.35 )
DAVE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -21.96   Max: 21.91
Current: 21.35

-21.96
21.91
ROA (%) 9.91
DAVE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. DAVE: 9.91 )
DAVE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.62   Max: 13.16
Current: 9.91

-15.62
13.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.98
DAVE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.03 vs. DAVE: 19.98 )
DAVE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.27   Max: 20.6
Current: 19.98

-22.27
20.6
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
DAVE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. DAVE: 6.40 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 172
Current: 6.4

0.1
172
EBITDA Growth (%) -3.40
DAVE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. DAVE: -3.40 )
DAVE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -37   Max: 100.5
Current: -3.4

-37
100.5
EPS Growth (%) -8.90
DAVE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. DAVE: -8.90 )
DAVE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.6   Max: 157.1
Current: -8.9

-53.6
157.1
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

DAVE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 1,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 336,600 sh (+5.95%)
Mario Gabelli 56,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

DAVE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 372,438 sh (+10.65%)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2014

DAVE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 333,600 sh (-10.43%)
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Q3 2014

DAVE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 19,247 sh (New)
Jim Simons 300,700 sh (-9.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DAVE

(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
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$15.57 - $31.34 $ 28.2523%0
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$15.41 - $17.04 $ 28.2574%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 22.98%$10.53 - $15.59 $ 28.25136%56200
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 520%0.01%$9.04 - $11.08 $ 28.25185%31000
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy$9.04 - $11.08 $ 28.25185%45700
John Keeley 2012-12-31 New Buy$7.9 - $9.92 $ 28.25222%5000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0008%$8.5 - $11.05 $ 28.25188%0
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 28.60
DAVE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
77% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 34.60 vs. DAVE: 28.60 )
DAVE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.42   Max: 140
Current: 28.6

8.42
140
P/B 5.77
DAVE's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. DAVE: 5.77 )
DAVE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 7.42
Current: 5.77

0.66
7.42
P/S 1.37
DAVE's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DAVE: 1.37 )
DAVE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2
Current: 1.37

0.13
2
PFCF 20.62
DAVE's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 65.53 vs. DAVE: 20.62 )
DAVE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 70
Current: 20.62

4.19
70
EV-to-EBIT 18.28
DAVE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 21.63 vs. DAVE: 18.28 )
DAVE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -440.3   Max: 345.4
Current: 18.28

-440.3
345.4
Shiller P/E 42.56
DAVE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DAVE: 42.56 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 1021
Current: 42.56

6.45
1021
Current Ratio 0.77
DAVE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. DAVE: 0.77 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 13.94
Current: 0.77

0.25
13.94
Quick Ratio 0.55
DAVE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. DAVE: 0.55 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 13.78
Current: 0.55

0.25
13.78

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.31
DAVE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. DAVE: 6.31 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 6.53
Current: 6.31

0.4
6.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.89
DAVE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. DAVE: 1.89 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 7.34
Current: 1.89

0.36
7.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.76
DAVE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DAVE: 1.76 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 11.52
Current: 1.76

0.25
11.52
Price/Graham Number 2.79
DAVE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. DAVE: 2.79 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.16
Current: 2.79

0.74
3.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
DAVE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. DAVE: 5.50 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 15.4
Current: 5.5

0.3
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.63
DAVE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. DAVE: 3.63 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 55
Current: 3.63

-4.7
55

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Famous Dave's of America Inc was incorporated in the state of Minnesota in March 1994. The company is engaged in the development, ownership, operation, and franchising of restaurants in the United States. As of December 29, 2013, there were 194 Famous Daves restaurants operating in 34 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and 1 Canadian province, including 54 company-owned restaurants and 140 franchise-operated restaurants. An additional 60 franchise restaurants were committed to be developed through signed area development agreements at December 29, 2013. It offers full table service, feature hickory-smoked off-the-grill entrée favorites. Famous Daves and the Famous Daves logo are registered trademarks of Famous Daves of America, Inc. As of December 29, 2013, 47 of its company-owned restaurants were full-service and 7 were counter-service. The Companys restaurants compete with moderately-priced restaurants primarily on the basis of quality of food and service, atmosphere, location and value. In addition to existing barbeque restaurants, it faces competition from steakhouses and other restaurants featuring protein-rich foods. The Company is subject to extensive state and local government regulation by various governmental agencies, including state and local licensing, zoning, land use, construction and environmental regulations and various regulations relating to the sale of food and alcoholic beverages, sanitation, disposal of refuse and waste products, public health, safety and fire standards.
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