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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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.88
HTSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. HTSI: 0.88 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1
Current: 0.88

0.04
1
Equity to Asset 0.56
HTSI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. HTSI: 0.56 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.56

0.43
0.56
Interest Coverage 11.83
HTSI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. HTSI: 11.83 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 11.83
Current: 11.83

3.4
11.83
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.11
M-Score: -2.90
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.13
HTSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. HTSI: 4.13 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.78   Max: 4.35
Current: 4.13

1.78
4.35
Net-margin (%) 2.29
HTSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. HTSI: 2.29 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 2.73
Current: 2.29

-0.03
2.73
ROE (%) 9.56
HTSI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.56 vs. HTSI: 9.56 )
HTSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.16   Max: 12.55
Current: 9.56

-0.16
12.55
ROA (%) 5.36
HTSI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 500 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. HTSI: 5.36 )
HTSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.08   Max: 5.92
Current: 5.36

-0.08
5.92
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.01
HTSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.49 vs. HTSI: 17.01 )
HTSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 17.81
Current: 17.01

8.01
17.81
Revenue Growth (%) 4.30
HTSI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. HTSI: 4.30 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 12.4
Current: 4.3

-6.7
12.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 2.80
HTSI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. HTSI: 2.80 )
HTSI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 14.3
Current: 2.8

-0.8
14.3
EPS Growth (%) -1.80
HTSI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. HTSI: -1.80 )
HTSI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.2   Max: 15
Current: -1.8

-2.2
15
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

HTSI Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Chanos 154,888 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 373,530 sh (+4016.49%)
Ken Fisher 912,006 sh (+30.97%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 500,781 sh (-0.54%)
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Q3 2013

HTSI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 879,200 sh (New)
Diamond Hill Capital 549,249 sh (+9.68%)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q4 2013

HTSI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 30,107 sh (New)
Jim Simons 206,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,439 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 1,251,588 sh (+42.36%)
Diamond Hill Capital 553,909 sh (+0.85%)
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Q1 2014

HTSI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HTSI

(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
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$49.35 - $49.37 $ 49.370%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$49.35 - $49.37 $ 49.370%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 42.36%0.1%$49.09 - $49.5 $ 49.370%1251588
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$49.09 - $49.5 $ 49.370%30107
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 New Buy0.25%$47.85 - $49.75 $ 49.370%879200
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Sold Out $39.94 - $48.44 $ 49.3711%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-03-31 New Buy$36.16 - $44.03 $ 49.3722%8479
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$35.72 - $39.42 $ 49.3731%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -89.66%0.13%$38.84 - $42.59 $ 49.3722%5159
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 20.9%0.03%$37.24 - $40.99 $ 49.3729%49912
Mason Hawkins 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.3639%$37.21 - $45.57 $ 49.3720%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 46.8%0.05%$37.21 - $45.57 $ 49.3720%25325
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Reduce -23.06%0.06%$38.9 - $43.95 $ 49.3719%17251
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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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Top Ranked Articles about Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc

Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc
Grocery store chain Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (HTSI) was eliminated as its acquisition by The Kroger Co. was completed. Read more...
Mario Gabelli Comments on Harris Teeter Supermarkets
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.60
HTSI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. HTSI: 22.60 )
HTSI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.88   Max: 41.06
Current: 22.6

9.88
41.06
P/B 2.16
HTSI's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. HTSI: 2.16 )
HTSI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 2.47
Current: 2.16

1.1
2.47
P/S 0.52
HTSI's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. HTSI: 0.52 )
HTSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.54
Current: 0.52

0.23
0.54
PFCF 73.69
HTSI's PFCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 71.00 vs. HTSI: 73.69 )
HTSI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.28   Max: 3759
Current: 73.69

9.28
3759
EV-to-EBIT 12.68
HTSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. HTSI: 12.68 )
HTSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 14.7
Current: 12.68

7.5
14.7
PEG 6.46
HTSI's PEG is ranked higher than
76% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 157.00 vs. HTSI: 6.46 )
HTSI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 29.04
Current: 6.46

0.94
29.04
Shiller P/E 23.65
HTSI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 47.41 vs. HTSI: 23.65 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.48   Max: 24.38
Current: 23.65

11.48
24.38

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.20
HTSI's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. HTSI: 1.20 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.2

1.13
2.46
Dividend Payout 0.28
HTSI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. HTSI: 0.28 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.28

0.2
0.33
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
HTSI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
84% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. HTSI: 7.70 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 31.7
Current: 7.7

0
31.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.61
HTSI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
54% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. HTSI: 1.61 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 3.29
Current: 1.61

1.51
3.29
Share Buyback Rate -0.40
HTSI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. HTSI: -0.40 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8.1   Max: -8.8
Current: -0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.23
HTSI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. HTSI: 2.23 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 2.3
Current: 2.23

1.36
2.3
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.71
HTSI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. HTSI: 1.71 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 2.34
Current: 1.71

0.24
2.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.32
HTSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. HTSI: 1.32 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.32

0.28
1.32
Price/Graham Number 1.49
HTSI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. HTSI: 1.49 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.49

0.87
1.48
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
HTSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. HTSI: 7.90 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 13.3
Current: 7.9

6.8
13.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.63
HTSI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.66 vs. HTSI: 4.63 )
HTSI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.2   Max: 17.1
Current: 4.63

-1.2
17.1

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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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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Headlines

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc Jun 26 2014 
Kroger: Maintaining the Momentum Jun 25 2014 
Mario Gabelli Comments on Harris Teeter Supermarkets Apr 30 2014 
Mario Gabelli's ABC Fund First Quarter 2014 Letter Apr 30 2014 
What’s So Good About This Retailer? Mar 09 2014 
Ken Fisher’s Biggest Dividend Stock Buys and His Latest Portfolio Sep 24 2013 
Ken Fisher Gives Fourth Quarter Portfolio and Top Stock Picks Jan 10 2013 

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