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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.07
DAVE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. DAVE: 0.07 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 5.44
Current: 0.07

0.05
5.44
Equity to Asset 0.44
DAVE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. DAVE: 0.44 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.44

0.36
0.91
Interest Coverage 7.77
DAVE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
54% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 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: 5.35
M-Score: -3.06
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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Operating margin (%) 4.98
DAVE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. DAVE: 4.98 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -60   Max: 8.53
Current: 4.98

-60
8.53
Net-margin (%) 3.07
DAVE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. DAVE: 3.07 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -60   Max: 9.26
Current: 3.07

-60
9.26
ROE (%) 14.54
DAVE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. DAVE: 14.54 )
DAVE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -42.86   Max: 21.94
Current: 14.54

-42.86
21.94
ROA (%) 6.33
DAVE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. DAVE: 6.33 )
DAVE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20   Max: 11.52
Current: 6.33

-20
11.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.97
DAVE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. DAVE: 12.97 )
DAVE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25   Max: 19.47
Current: 12.97

-25
19.47
Revenue Growth (%) 6.40
DAVE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 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
55% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 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
56% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DAVE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Mario Gabelli 45,700 sh (New)
John Keeley 31,000 sh (+520%)
Jim Simons 302,100 sh (-0.4%)
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Q2 2013

DAVE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Mario Gabelli 56,200 sh (+22.98%)
Jim Simons 304,100 sh (+0.66%)
John Keeley 31,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

DAVE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 317,700 sh (+4.47%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 56,000 sh (-0.36%)
» More
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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DAVE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Keeley 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$15.41 - $17.04 $ 25.2256%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 22.98%$10.53 - $15.59 $ 25.22111%56200
John Keeley 2013-03-31 Add 520%0.01%$9.04 - $11.08 $ 25.22154%31000
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 New Buy$9.04 - $11.08 $ 25.22154%45700
John Keeley 2012-12-31 New Buy$7.9 - $9.92 $ 25.22188%5000
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0008%$8.5 - $11.05 $ 25.22157%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -79.5%$9.26 - $11.47 $ 25.22142%13150
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 40.10
DAVE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. DAVE: 40.10 )
DAVE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.42   Max: 140
Current: 40.1

8.42
140
P/B 5.60
DAVE's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. DAVE: 5.60 )
DAVE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 7.01
Current: 5.6

0.66
7.01
P/S 1.20
DAVE's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. DAVE: 1.20 )
DAVE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 2
Current: 1.2

0.13
2
PFCF 22.00
DAVE's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. DAVE: 22.00 )
DAVE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.19   Max: 70
Current: 22

4.19
70
EV-to-EBIT 26.30
DAVE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. DAVE: 26.30 )
DAVE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 345.4
Current: 26.3

6.5
345.4
PEG 3.30
DAVE's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. DAVE: 3.30 )
DAVE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 39.89
Current: 3.3

0.21
39.89
Shiller P/E 43.40
DAVE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.37 vs. DAVE: 43.40 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 1021
Current: 43.4

6.45
1021

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.20
DAVE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. DAVE: 6.20 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 4.66
Current: 6.2

0.67
4.66
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
DAVE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. DAVE: 2.00 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 4.24
Current: 2

0.4
4.24
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
DAVE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. DAVE: 1.90 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 8.68
Current: 1.9

0.3
8.68
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.70
DAVE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DAVE: 6.70 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 8.79
Current: 6.7

0.4
8.79
Price/Graham Number 3.30
DAVE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DAVE: 3.30 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.66
Current: 3.3

0.74
2.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.80
DAVE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. DAVE: 3.80 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 15.4
Current: 3.8

0.3
15.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 7.80
DAVE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
66% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. DAVE: 7.80 )
DAVE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 54.5
Current: 7.8

-30.7
54.5

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
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 30, 2012, there were 188 Famous Dave's restaurants operating in 34 states and 1 Canadian province, including 53 company-owned restaurants and 135 franchise-operated restaurants. Famous Dave's restaurants, a majority of which offer full table service, feature hickory-smoked off-the-grill entree favorites. It provides high-quality food in distinctive and comfortable environments with signature signage. The Company's prototypical design includes the following elements: a designated bar, a signature exterior smokestack, a separate entrance for its category-leading 'TO GO' business and a patio. This design enables it to capitalize on a consistent trade-dress and readily identifiable look and feel for its future locations. Each restaurant features a distinctive selection of authentic hickory-smoked off-the-grill barbecue favorites, such as flame-grilled St. Louis-style and baby back ribs, Texas beef brisket, Georgia chopped pork, country-roasted chicken, sassy grilled salmon, and generous signature sandwiches and salads. Tableside barbeque sauces, a number of seasonings, rubs, marinades, and other items are also distributed in retail grocery stores throughout the country under licensing agreements. 'Famous Dave's' and the Famous Dave's logo are registered trademarks of Famous Dave's of America, Inc. The Company's 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 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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