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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 2.11
HRL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 2171 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. HRL: 2.11 )
HRL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 11.33
Current: 2.11

0.14
11.33
Equity to Asset 0.67
HRL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1969 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. HRL: 0.67 )
HRL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.67

0.45
0.69
Interest Coverage 73.33
HRL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1177 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.84 vs. HRL: 73.33 )
HRL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.74   Max: 122.27
Current: 73.33

9.74
122.27
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 8.41
M-Score: -2.38
WACC vs ROIC
9.37%
19.05%
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 10.14
HRL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. HRL: 10.14 )
HRL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.92   Max: 10
Current: 10.14

3.92
10
Net-margin (%) 6.56
HRL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. HRL: 6.56 )
HRL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.56   Max: 6.47
Current: 6.56

2.56
6.47
ROE (%) 17.42
HRL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2147 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. HRL: 17.42 )
HRL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 10.46   Max: 19.85
Current: 17.42

10.46
19.85
ROA (%) 11.78
HRL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. HRL: 11.78 )
HRL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.97   Max: 11.62
Current: 11.78

5.97
11.62
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 52.77
HRL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2186 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.49 vs. HRL: 52.77 )
HRL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 23.21   Max: 51.32
Current: 52.77

23.21
51.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.90
HRL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. HRL: 5.90 )
HRL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 11.6
Current: 5.9

2.7
11.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.30
HRL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. HRL: 7.30 )
HRL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 26
Current: 7.3

4.2
26
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.60
HRL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1426 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. HRL: 8.60 )
HRL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 29.1
Current: 8.6

3.7
29.1
» HRL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

HRL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 386,628 sh (+3795.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 308,194 sh (+41.05%)
NWQ Managers 128,374 sh (+23.23%)
Chuck Royce 115,600 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 74,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,267,615 sh (-0.54%)
Tom Russo 114,763 sh (-1.83%)
Jim Simons 598,300 sh (-34.99%)
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Q2 2014

HRL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 750,200 sh (+25.39%)
Chuck Royce 140,700 sh (+21.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 320,994 sh (+4.15%)
Robert Olstein 74,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,238,747 sh (-0.88%)
Tom Russo 110,731 sh (-3.51%)
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Q3 2014

HRL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 148,400 sh (New)
Jim Simons 955,700 sh (+27.39%)
Tom Russo 111,053 sh (+0.29%)
Chuck Royce 140,700 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 74,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Frels 3,229,384 sh (-0.29%)
Jeremy Grantham 314,456 sh (-2.04%)
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Q4 2014

HRL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 121,465 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 51,824 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,948 sh (+238.36%)
Jim Simons 1,092,400 sh (+14.30%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Bill Frels 3,170,734 sh (-1.82%)
Tom Russo 107,357 sh (-3.33%)
Jeremy Grantham 291,088 sh (-7.43%)
Chuck Royce 70,300 sh (-50.04%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.40
HRL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 35.80 vs. HRL: 24.40 )
HRL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.78   Max: 25.38
Current: 24.4

12.78
25.38
Forward P/E 20.92
HRL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRL: 20.92 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.50
HRL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 35.60 vs. HRL: 24.50 )
HRL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.77   Max: 25.44
Current: 24.5

12.77
25.44
P/B 4.00
HRL's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. HRL: 4.00 )
HRL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 4.14
Current: 4

1.78
4.14
P/S 1.60
HRL's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. HRL: 1.60 )
HRL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.6

0.54
1.67
PFCF 28.80
HRL's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRL: 28.80 )
HRL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.31   Max: 33.72
Current: 28.8

10.31
33.72
POCF 22.45
HRL's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 25.77 vs. HRL: 22.45 )
HRL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.56   Max: 23.31
Current: 22.45

8.56
23.31
EV-to-EBIT 15.37
HRL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.99 vs. HRL: 15.37 )
HRL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 16.2
Current: 15.37

7.6
16.2
PEG 2.92
HRL's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRL: 2.92 )
HRL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 3.46
Current: 2.92

1.36
3.46
Shiller P/E 30.20
HRL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 2573 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRL: 30.20 )
HRL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.15   Max: 31.29
Current: 30.2

13.15
31.29
Current Ratio 2.40
HRL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 2002 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. HRL: 2.40 )
HRL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 3.25
Current: 2.4

1.67
3.25
Quick Ratio 1.31
HRL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 2000 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. HRL: 1.31 )
HRL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.31

0.76
2.1
Days Inventory 47.62
HRL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 81.09 vs. HRL: 47.62 )
HRL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 37.34   Max: 50.6
Current: 47.62

37.34
50.6
Days Sales Outstanding 22.29
HRL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 59.03 vs. HRL: 22.29 )
HRL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.29   Max: 32.33
Current: 22.29

20.29
32.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.60
HRL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 1633 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. HRL: 1.60 )
HRL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 2.8
Current: 1.6

1.37
2.8
Dividend Payout 0.37
HRL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. HRL: 0.37 )
HRL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.53
Current: 0.37

0.19
2.53
Dividend growth (3y) 16.20
HRL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1067 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. HRL: 16.20 )
HRL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 17.4
Current: 16.2

3.2
17.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.43
HRL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1654 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. HRL: 3.43 )
HRL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.94   Max: 6.01
Current: 3.43

2.94
6.01
Share Buyback Rate 0.20
HRL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 1235 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. HRL: 0.20 )
HRL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 0
Current: 0.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 7.60
HRL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. HRL: 7.60 )
HRL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 7.79
Current: 7.6

2.7
7.79
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
HRL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRL: 1.80 )
HRL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.8

1.03
2.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
HRL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. HRL: 1.80 )
HRL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.74
Current: 1.8

0.6
1.74
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.30
HRL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRL: 3.30 )
HRL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3.33
Current: 3.3

0.8
3.33
Price/Graham Number 2.80
HRL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 2575 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. HRL: 2.80 )
HRL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 2.85
Current: 2.8

1.26
2.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
HRL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2152 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HRL: 6.50 )
HRL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 13.1
Current: 6.5

6.2
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.53
HRL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 1216 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.36 vs. HRL: 10.53 )
HRL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.3   Max: 14.2
Current: 10.53

9.3
14.2

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Traded in other countries:HO7.Germany,
Hormel Foods Corp is a Delaware corporation founded by George A. Hormel in 1891 in Austin, Minnesota, as George A. Hormel & Company. The Company name was changed to Hormel Foods Corporation on January 31, 1995. The Company is engaged in the production of a variety of meat and food products and the marketing of those products throughout the United States and internationally. Its business segments include grocery products, refrigerated foods, Jennie-O Turkey store (JOTS), specialty foods. The Company's products primarily consist of meat and other food products. The meat products are sold fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned. Each segment makes up approximately the following percentage of segment sales: 45 percent of Grocery Products, 35 percent of Refrigerated Foods, 39 percent of JOTS, 42 percent of Specialty Foods and 26 percent of International & Other. The meat products are sold fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned. The Company markets its products in various locations throughout the world. Some of the larger markets include Australia, Canada, China, England, Japan, Mexico, Micronesia, the Philippines, and South Korea. The Company competes with manufacturers of pork and turkey products, as well as national and regional producers of other meat and protein sources, such as beef, chicken, and fish. The Company's domestic competitors for its Refrigerated Foods segment in 2012 were Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods; for its Grocery Products segment, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, and Campbell Soup Co.; and for JOTS, Cargill, Inc. and Butterball, LLC. There are numerous patents and trademarks that are important to the Company's business. The Company holds 53 U.S.-issued and six foreign patents.
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