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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 0.48
DEG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. DEG: 0.48 )
DEG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.48

Equity to Asset 0.46
DEG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. DEG: 0.46 )
DEG' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.46

0.31
0.47
Interest Coverage 2.58
DEG's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. DEG: 2.58 )
DEG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 4.76
Current: 2.58

1.51
4.76
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.63
M-Score: -3.10
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 1.53
DEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. DEG: 1.53 )
DEG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 4.95
Current: 1.53

1.72
4.95
Net-margin (%) 0.23
DEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. DEG: 0.23 )
DEG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.75
Current: 0.23

0.46
2.75
ROE (%) 0.96
DEG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. DEG: 0.96 )
DEG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 13.13
Current: 0.96

1.98
13.13
ROA (%) 0.43
DEG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. DEG: 0.43 )
DEG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 5.56
Current: 0.43

0.87
5.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.16
DEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. DEG: 8.16 )
DEG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.75   Max: 33.94
Current: 8.16

8.75
33.94
Revenue Growth (%) 0.30
DEG's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. DEG: 0.30 )
DEG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 4.6
Current: 0.3

-17.8
4.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -12.30
DEG's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. DEG: -12.30 )
DEG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 4.9
Current: -12.3

-15.3
4.9
EPS Growth (%) -27.30
DEG's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. DEG: -27.30 )
DEG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -31.6   Max: 27
Current: -27.3

-31.6
27
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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

DEG Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 3,936 sh (New)
Jim Simons 245,100 sh (-5.26%)
David Dreman 93,591 sh (-6.69%)
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Q4 2013

DEG Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 83,015 sh (-11.3%)
Jim Simons 217,200 sh (-11.38%)
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Q1 2014

DEG Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 2,941 sh (New)
David Dreman 87,489 sh (+5.39%)
Jim Simons 219,100 sh (+0.87%)
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Q2 2014

DEG Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 933,600 sh (+6.53%)
David Dreman 335,237 sh (-4.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DEG

(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
David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 25.99%0.01%$8.17 - $13.25 $ 17.2566%83933
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Add 57.87%0.03%$12.8 - $14.9 $ 17.2536%66619
David Dreman 2011-06-30 Add 44.04%0.02%$18.25 - $22.2 $ 17.25-15%42079
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
DEG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. DEG: 19.20 )
DEG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.63   Max: 96.13
Current: 19.2

6.63
96.13
P/B 1.09
DEG's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DEG: 1.09 )
DEG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.09

0.49
2.14
P/S 0.26
DEG's P/S is ranked higher than
88% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DEG: 0.26 )
DEG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.26

0.09
0.4
PFCF 10.19
DEG's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 205.50 vs. DEG: 10.19 )
DEG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 90.78
Current: 10.19

2.21
90.78
EV-to-EBIT 19.71
DEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.76 vs. DEG: 19.71 )
DEG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 29.6
Current: 19.71

3.9
29.6
Shiller P/E 12.25
DEG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.08 vs. DEG: 12.25 )
DEG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 23.35
Current: 12.25

5.1
23.35
Current Ratio 1.23
DEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. DEG: 1.23 )
DEG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.23

0.89
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.73
DEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. DEG: 0.73 )
DEG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.73

0.37
0.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.20
DEG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. DEG: 2.20 )
DEG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.82   Max: 7.71
Current: 2.2

1.82
7.71
Dividend Payout 1.82
DEG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
54% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. DEG: 1.82 )
DEG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.56
Current: 1.82

0.64
2.56
Dividend growth (3y) -4.40
DEG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
64% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. DEG: -4.40 )
DEG' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: 27.6
Current: -4.4

-19.4
27.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.18
DEG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. DEG: 2.18 )
DEG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 7.63
Current: 2.18

1.8
7.63
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
DEG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
78% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. DEG: -0.10 )
DEG' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.7   Max: -21.7
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 3.78
DEG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. DEG: 3.78 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 254.81
Current: 3.78

2.57
254.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.56
DEG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. DEG: 0.56 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.27
Current: 0.56

0.11
1.27
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
DEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. DEG: 0.60 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.6

0.3
1.71
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.96
DEG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DEG: 2.96 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 2.7
Current: 2.96

0.89
2.7
Price/Graham Number 3.97
DEG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. DEG: 3.97 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 11.79
Current: 3.97

0.97
11.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
DEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. DEG: 5.10 )
DEG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 25.4
Current: 5.1

3.4
25.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.79
DEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. DEG: 14.79 )
DEG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 26.3
Current: 14.79

1.5
26.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:DELB.Belgium, 0NUP.country, DHZ.Germany, DHZA.Germany, DHLYF.USA
Delhaize Group SA was founded in Belgium in 1867. It operates as food supermarket. As of December31, 2012, the Company had a sales network of 3,451 stores. It operates in ten countries on three continents - North America, Europe and Asia. The Company's sales network also includes other store formats such as proximity stores and specialty stores. In total, approximately 96% of its sales network are engaged in food retailing. In addition to food retailing, the Company is engaged in food wholesaling and non-food retailing of products such as pet products and prescription drugs. engage in one line of business in the United States, the operation of food supermarkets in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic and northeastern regions of the United States under the banners Food Lion, Hannaford, Sweetbay Supermarket, Bottom Dollar Food, Reid's and Harveys. The Company competes in the United States with international, national, regional and local supermarket chains, supercenters, independent grocery stores, specialty food stores, convenience stores, warehouse club stores, retail drug chains, membership clubs. The competitors of Food Lion are Wal-Mart, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Bi-Lo, Lowes Food and Save-A-Lot.
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