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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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.15
FWM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. FWM: 0.15 )
FWM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset -0.02
FWM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. FWM: -0.02 )
FWM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 0.14
Current: -0.02

-0.7
0.14
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.85
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.86
FWM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. FWM: -2.86 )
FWM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.38   Max: 1.27
Current: -2.86

-4.38
1.27
Net-margin (%) -8.40
FWM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. FWM: -8.40 )
FWM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.35   Max: -1.77
Current: -8.4

-10.35
-1.77
ROE (%) -477.56
FWM's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.86 vs. FWM: -477.56 )
FWM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -477.56

ROA (%) -17.69
FWM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. FWM: -17.69 )
FWM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -22.34   Max: -7.43
Current: -17.69

-22.34
-7.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -15.52
FWM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. FWM: -15.52 )
FWM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25.05   Max: -7.1
Current: -15.52

-25.05
-7.1
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

FWM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 122,905 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 162,363 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 447,000 sh (+100.45%)
Ron Baron 3,043,492 sh (+53.31%)
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Q1 2014

FWM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Robert Olstein Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,750,000 sh (-42.5%)
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Q2 2014

FWM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 1,750,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

FWM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 278,090 sh (New)
Ron Baron 1,000,000 sh (-42.86%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FWM

(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
Ron Baron 2014-09-30 Reduce -42.86%0.02%$3.7 - $6.76 $ 3.83-24%1000000
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Sold Out 1.2%$7.36 - $18.32 $ 3.83-64%0
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 Reduce -42.5%0.1%$7.36 - $18.32 $ 3.83-64%1750000
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 Add 100.45%0.6%$15.56 - $26.02 $ 3.83-82%447000
Ron Baron 2013-12-31 Add 53.31%0.08%$15.56 - $26.02 $ 3.83-82%3043492
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Add 24.55%0.05%$22.32 - $28.31 $ 3.83-85%1985188
Robert Olstein 2013-06-30 New Buy0.79%$17.18 - $25.24 $ 3.83-81%205000
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 New Buy0.2%$17.18 - $25.24 $ 3.83-81%1593879
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Guru Investment Theses on Fairway Group Holdings Corp

Baron Funds Comments on Fairway Group Holdings Corp - May 05, 2014

Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (FWM), the New York-based food retailer that combines specialty natural foods along with conventional groceries, fell 58% in the quarter. The company announced weak results, slower expansion plans and a management shake-up ...really disappointing developments. We see the promise of creating a successful chain of differentiated supermarkets, but execution has been poor. We reduced our position and are monitoring both the results and the search for new leadership.





From Baron Funds' first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Fairway Group Holdings Corp. - Nov 25, 2013

We initiated a new position during the third quarter in recent IPO and New York retail icon, Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (FWM). Fairway is one of the fastest growing food retailers in the U.S. and has been a strong performer since its April 2013 public debut. The company's famous New York City grocery stores are among the highest grossing in the industry, with sales volumes and productivity levels significantly ahead of conventional grocers. This is the result of a differentiated merchandising strategy that combines branded consumer goods such as Cheerios, Tide and Coke with rapidly growing natural, organic and specialty offerings that afford customers a unique one- stop shopping experience. We believe Fairway possesses meaningful unit growth potential from a small base of just 14 stores today and powerful store economics that will drive accelerated growth for years to come, as it builds out a Northeast and national presence over time. (Matt Weiss)

From Ron Baron's Baron Funds third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Fairway Group Holdings Corp
Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (FWM), the New York-based food retailer that combines specialty natural foods along with conventional groceries, fell 58% in the quarter. The company announced weak results, slower expansion plans and a management shake-up ...really disappointing developments. We see the promise of creating a successful chain of differentiated supermarkets, but execution has been poor. We reduced our position and are monitoring both the results and the search for new leadership. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Fairway Group Holdings Corp.
We initiated a new position during the third quarter in recent IPO and New York retail icon, Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (FWM). Fairway is one of the fastest growing food retailers in the U.S. and has been a strong performer since its April 2013 public debut. The company's famous New York City grocery stores are among the highest grossing in the industry, with sales volumes and productivity levels significantly ahead of conventional grocers. This is the result of a differentiated merchandising strategy that combines branded consumer goods such as Cheerios, Tide and Coke with rapidly growing natural, organic and specialty offerings that afford customers a unique one- stop shopping experience. We believe Fairway possesses meaningful unit growth potential from a small base of just 14 stores today and powerful store economics that will drive accelerated growth for years to come, as it builds out a Northeast and national presence over time. (Matt Weiss) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/S 0.20
FWM's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. FWM: 0.20 )
FWM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.2

0.12
0.69
EV-to-EBIT -16.85
FWM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. FWM: -16.85 )
FWM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -36.6   Max: -13.3
Current: -16.85

-36.6
-13.3
Current Ratio 1.32
FWM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FWM: 1.32 )
FWM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.32

1
2.17
Quick Ratio 0.85
FWM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. FWM: 0.85 )
FWM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.67
Current: 0.85

0.54
1.67

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.53
FWM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. FWM: 0.53 )
FWM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.73
Current: 0.53

0.52
1.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -5.90
FWM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. FWM: -5.90 )
FWM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -5.9

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:FGWA.Germany
Fairway Group Holdings Corp along with its subsidiaries operates in the retail food industry. The Company sells fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and hard to find specialty and gourmet offerings.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Baron Funds Comments on Fairway Group Holdings Corp May 05 2014 
Weekly 3-Year Lows Highlight: FWM, FST, LAND, RDNT Jan 13 2014 
Baron Funds Comments on Fairway Group Holdings Corp. Nov 25 2013 

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