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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 : 5/10

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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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Guru Investment Theses on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc - Jun 26, 2014

Grocery store chain Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (HTSI) was eliminated as its acquisition by The Kroger Co. was completed.

From Diamond Hill Capital's Small Cap Fund Commentary – First Quarter 2014.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Harris Teeter Supermarkets - Apr 30, 2014

Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (HTSI) is a North Carolina based retailer, which operates grocery stores and pharmacies in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S. On July 9, 2013, The Kroger Co., another large retailer, announced that it was acquiring Harris Teeter for $49.38 cash per share in a $2.5 billion merger. The merger was approved in September of 2013, and the FTC approved the transaction on January 17, 2014. The merger was completed on January 28, 2014. The Fund earned a 2.66% return on this position.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2014 ABC Fund commentary.

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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 1.20
HTSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. HTSI: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HTSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.2
Current: 1.2
Dividend Payout 0.28
HTSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
63% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. HTSI: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HTSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 0.28
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
HTSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
76% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. HTSI: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HTSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 1.2
Current: 1.2

Valuation & Return


Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:RD8.Germany,
Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc was incorporated under North Carolina law in 1968, & was formally named as Ruddick Corporation. The Company changed its name from Ruddick Corporation to Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. on April 2, 2012. Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc with its subsidiaries in addition to its retail stores, Harris Teeter also owns grocery, frozen food, and perishable distribution centers in Greensboro, NC and Indian Trail, NC, as well as a dairy in High Point, NC. Supermarkets offer a full assortment of groceries, produce, meat and seafood, delicatessen items, bakery items, wines and non-food items such as health and beauty care, general merchandise and floral. These supermarkets are supported by two company-owned distribution centers and one company-owned dairy production facility. Until November 7, 2011, the Company was also engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of industrial sewing thread through its American & Efird business. The Company competes with local, regional and national food chains along with independent merchants & also with Discount retailers.

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