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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 0.13
EMLAF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. EMLAF: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.13
0.02
0.58
Equity to Asset 0.52
EMLAF's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. EMLAF: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.37 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.52
0.15
0.52
Interest Coverage 5.44
EMLAF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. EMLAF: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.25  Med: 4.69 Max: 11.56
Current: 5.44
1.25
11.56
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.65
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
1.21%
6.53%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.08
EMLAF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. EMLAF: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.28 Max: 4.19
Current: 3.08
1.56
4.19
Net-margin (%) 1.74
EMLAF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. EMLAF: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.86 Max: 6.22
Current: 1.74
0.74
6.22
ROE (%) 7.16
EMLAF's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.27 vs. EMLAF: 7.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5  Med: 11.39 Max: 67.53
Current: 7.16
5
67.53
ROA (%) 3.50
EMLAF's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.59 vs. EMLAF: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.12  Med: 4.55 Max: 13.77
Current: 3.5
2.12
13.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.11
EMLAF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.76 vs. EMLAF: 20.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.17  Med: 20.79 Max: 46.24
Current: 20.11
10.17
46.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
EMLAF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. EMLAF: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.70 Max: 51.7
Current: 2.8
1.7
51.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.70
EMLAF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. EMLAF: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.7  Med: 4.60 Max: 62.4
Current: 0.7
-14.7
62.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
EMLAF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. EMLAF: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -32.9  Med: 7.50 Max: 103.9
Current: -3.1
-32.9
103.9
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.50
EMLAF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. EMLAF: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.38  Med: 11.53 Max: 33.85
Current: 19.5
7.38
33.85
Forward P/E 14.20
EMLAF's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. EMLAF: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.50
EMLAF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
62% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.40 vs. EMLAF: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.39  Med: 11.53 Max: 33.77
Current: 19.5
7.39
33.77
P/B 1.36
EMLAF's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. EMLAF: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.23 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.36
0.67
1.56
P/S 0.34
EMLAF's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. EMLAF: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.34
0.15
0.36
PFCF 13.22
EMLAF's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.96 vs. EMLAF: 13.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.19  Med: 19.63 Max: 163.1
Current: 13.22
9.19
163.1
POCF 7.05
EMLAF's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.29 vs. EMLAF: 7.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 4.83 Max: 9.12
Current: 7.05
3.39
9.12
EV-to-EBIT 13.94
EMLAF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. EMLAF: 13.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7  Med: 8.90 Max: 29.3
Current: 13.94
7
29.3
Shiller P/E 16.92
EMLAF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.12 vs. EMLAF: 16.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 12.20 Max: 17.98
Current: 16.92
7.4
17.98
Current Ratio 0.92
EMLAF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EMLAF: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.92
0.6
1.14
Quick Ratio 0.41
EMLAF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. EMLAF: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.41
0.34
0.79
Days Inventory 26.78
EMLAF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
62% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.57 vs. EMLAF: 26.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 16.4  Med: 21.35 Max: 26.11
Current: 26.78
16.4
26.11
Days Sales Outstanding 8.34
EMLAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. EMLAF: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.57  Med: 9.76 Max: 23.13
Current: 8.34
7.57
23.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.32
EMLAF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
71% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. EMLAF: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.43 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.32
1.15
1.86
Dividend Payout 0.24
EMLAF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. EMLAF: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.17 Max: 1.95
Current: 0.24
0.02
1.95
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
EMLAF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EMLAF: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -24.8  Med: 7.70 Max: 33
Current: 6.3
-24.8
33
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.96
EMLAF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. EMLAF: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.71  Med: 2.12 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.96
1.71
2.76
Share Buyback Rate -10.80
EMLAF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. EMLAF: -10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 0.00 Max: -10.8
Current: -10.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.58
EMLAF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. EMLAF: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1  Med: 2.39 Max: 6.49
Current: 6.58
1
6.49
Price/Projected FCF 1.09
EMLAF's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. EMLAF: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.16
Current: 1.09
0.94
1.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.47
EMLAF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. EMLAF: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.45
Current: 1.47
0.47
1.45
Price/Graham Number 2.34
EMLAF's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. EMLAF: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.66
Current: 2.34
0.3
2.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.20
EMLAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. EMLAF: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 11.30 Max: 14.3
Current: 7.2
3.4
14.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.60
EMLAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. EMLAF: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EMLAF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -38.5  Med: 6.90 Max: 907.7
Current: 3.6
-38.5
907.7

Analyst Estimate

Apr16 Apr17 Apr18
EPS($) 4.59 4.90 4.99
EPS without NRI($) 4.59 4.90 4.99

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:EMP.A.Canada, C15.Germany,
Empire Co Ltd was incorporated on February 12, 1963 in Canada. The Company is engaged in the food retail, real estate, and investment and other operations in Canada. It is involved in the food products retailing business through various store formats, including full service stores that serve total food shopping requirements. The Company operates franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores in 10 provinces under various banners, including Sobeys, Sobeys extra, IGA extra, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Bonichoix, Les Marchés Tradition, and Lawtons Drugs stores.
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