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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 0.52
DEG's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
73% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DEG: 0.52 )
DEG' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52

Equity to Asset 0.47
DEG's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

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

0.31
0.47
Interest Coverage 2.58
DEG's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.83 vs. DEG: 2.58 )
DEG' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 4.76
Current: 2.58

1.63
4.76
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.66
M-Score: -2.83
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 (%) 2.39
DEG's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. DEG: 2.39 )
DEG' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 4.95
Current: 2.39

1.98
4.95
Net-margin (%) 1.16
DEG's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. DEG: 1.16 )
DEG' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.75
Current: 1.16

0.5
2.75
ROE (%) 4.84
DEG's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. DEG: 4.84 )
DEG' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 13.13
Current: 4.84

1.96
13.13
ROA (%) 2.17
DEG's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. DEG: 2.17 )
DEG' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 5.56
Current: 2.17

0.86
5.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.90
DEG's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. DEG: 12.90 )
DEG' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.38   Max: 33.94
Current: 12.9

9.38
33.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.30
DEG's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. DEG: 0.30 )
DEG' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 4
Current: 0.3

-17.8
4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.30
DEG's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. DEG: -12.30 )
DEG' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 4.9
Current: -12.3

-15.3
4.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -27.30
DEG's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. DEG: -27.30 )
DEG' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.6   Max: 27
Current: -27.3

-31.6
27
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

DEG Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 972,100 sh (+4.12%)
David Dreman 332,716 sh (-0.75%)
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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%)

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David Dreman 2012-06-30 Add 25.99%0.01%$8.17 - $13.25 $ 18.3176%83933
David Dreman 2012-03-31 Add 57.87%0.03%$12.8 - $14.9 $ 18.3144%66619
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 12.70
DEG's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
92% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. DEG: 12.70 )
DEG' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.63   Max: 85.9
Current: 12.7

6.63
85.9
P/B 1.13
DEG's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. DEG: 1.13 )
DEG' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.13

0.49
2.14
P/S 0.29
DEG's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. DEG: 0.29 )
DEG' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.4
Current: 0.29

0.1
0.4
PFCF 11.19
DEG's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 36.87 vs. DEG: 11.19 )
DEG' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.21   Max: 90.78
Current: 11.19

2.21
90.78
EV-to-EBIT 14.55
DEG's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. DEG: 14.55 )
DEG' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 20.6
Current: 14.55

3.9
20.6
Shiller P/E 13.82
DEG's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.84 vs. DEG: 13.82 )
DEG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.1   Max: 23.35
Current: 13.82

5.1
23.35
Current Ratio 1.26
DEG's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. DEG: 1.26 )
DEG' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.43
Current: 1.26

0.89
1.43
Quick Ratio 0.76
DEG's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. DEG: 0.76 )
DEG' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.76

0.37
0.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 2.06
DEG's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. DEG: 2.06 )
DEG' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 7.71
Current: 2.06

1.7
7.71
Dividend Payout 0.48
DEG's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. DEG: 0.48 )
DEG' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.48

0.64
2.56
Dividend growth (3y) -4.40
DEG's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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) 1.98
DEG's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
59% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. DEG: 1.98 )
DEG' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 7.63
Current: 1.98

1.68
7.63
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
DEG's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 380 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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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.81
DEG's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. DEG: 3.81 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 254.81
Current: 3.81

2.58
254.81
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.63
DEG's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. DEG: 0.63 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 1.05
Current: 0.63

0.11
1.05
Price/Median PS Value 0.64
DEG's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DEG: 0.64 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.65
Current: 0.64

0.29
1.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.74
DEG's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DEG: 1.74 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.68
Current: 1.74

0.79
2.68
Price/Graham Number 2.09
DEG's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. DEG: 2.09 )
DEG' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 11.79
Current: 2.09

0.97
11.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
DEG's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DEG: 6.90 )
DEG' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 25.4
Current: 6.9

4.8
25.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.88
DEG's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
88% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.15 vs. DEG: 18.88 )
DEG' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 28.4
Current: 18.88

2.6
28.4

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Delhaize Group SA was founded in Belgium in 1867. It is a food retailing company. Its primary store format consists of food supermarkets. Its store network also includes other store formats such as proximity stores, cash and carry and specialty stores. At December 31, 2013, its store network consisted of 3,534 stores. The Company has operations in nine countries on three continents — North America, Europe and Asia. The Company is engaged 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 and Bottom Dollar Food. Its stores sell a variety of groceries, produce, meats, dairy products, seafood, frozen food, deli-bakery and non-food items such as health and beauty care products, pet products, prescriptions and other household and personal products. The Company's competitors includes international, national, regional and local supermarket chains, supercenters, independent grocery stores, specialty food stores, warehouse club stores, retail drug chains, convenience stores, membership clubs, general merchandisers, discount retailers and restaurants.
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