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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
IMKTA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. IMKTA: 0.01 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.55
Current: 0.01

0
0.55
Equity to Asset 0.24
IMKTA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. IMKTA: 0.24 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.24

0.22
0.31
Interest Coverage 2.65
IMKTA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
52% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. IMKTA: 2.65 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.65

1.23
2.86
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.50
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
4.26%
6.34%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.49
IMKTA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. IMKTA: 3.49 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 4.68
Current: 3.49

3.04
4.68
Net-margin (%) 1.48
IMKTA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. IMKTA: 1.48 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 2.06
Current: 1.48

0.25
2.06
ROE (%) 13.88
IMKTA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. IMKTA: 13.88 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 17.96
Current: 13.88

1.9
17.96
ROA (%) 3.43
IMKTA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. IMKTA: 3.43 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 5.29
Current: 3.43

0.5
5.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.51
IMKTA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. IMKTA: 9.51 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.45   Max: 19.07
Current: 9.51

7.45
19.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
IMKTA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. IMKTA: 5.20 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 12.1
Current: 5.2

-2
12.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
IMKTA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. IMKTA: 5.20 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.4   Max: 45.9
Current: 5.2

-23.4
45.9
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 12.40
IMKTA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. IMKTA: 12.40 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40   Max: 49.9
Current: 12.4

-40
49.9
» IMKTA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

IMKTA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 184,965 sh (+13.42%)
Joel Greenblatt 29,073 sh (+10.36%)
Mario Gabelli 1,446,322 sh (+0.52%)
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Q2 2014

IMKTA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,444,422 sh (-0.13%)
Jim Simons 174,000 sh (-5.93%)
Joel Greenblatt 14,780 sh (-49.16%)
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Q3 2014

IMKTA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 1,445,922 sh (+0.10%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 167,400 sh (-3.79%)
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Q4 2014

IMKTA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 11,911 sh (New)
Jim Simons 171,500 sh (+2.45%)
Mario Gabelli 1,440,055 sh (-0.41%)
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Latest Guru Trades with IMKTA

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
IMKTA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
85% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.10 vs. IMKTA: 18.50 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 38.43
Current: 18.5

5.69
38.43
Forward P/E 14.79
IMKTA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. IMKTA: 14.79 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.30
IMKTA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. IMKTA: 20.30 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.68   Max: 169.88
Current: 20.3

5.68
169.88
P/B 2.47
IMKTA's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. IMKTA: 2.47 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 3.34
Current: 2.47

0.72
3.34
P/S 0.27
IMKTA's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. IMKTA: 0.27 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.27

0.09
0.42
PFCF 33.86
IMKTA's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.96 vs. IMKTA: 33.86 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.92   Max: 164.56
Current: 33.86

7.92
164.56
POCF 7.73
IMKTA's POCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. IMKTA: 7.73 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.73   Max: 10.89
Current: 7.73

2.73
10.89
EV-to-EBIT 14.39
IMKTA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. IMKTA: 14.39 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 14.8
Current: 14.39

7.9
14.8
PEG 5.80
IMKTA's PEG is ranked higher than
82% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. IMKTA: 5.80 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 58.58
Current: 5.8

0.4
58.58
Shiller P/E 30.25
IMKTA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.16 vs. IMKTA: 30.25 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.88   Max: 39.44
Current: 30.25

6.88
39.44
Current Ratio 1.97
IMKTA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. IMKTA: 1.97 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 1.97
Current: 1.97

0.78
1.97
Quick Ratio 0.43
IMKTA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. IMKTA: 0.43 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.43

0.16
0.71
Days Inventory 40.87
IMKTA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.55 vs. IMKTA: 40.87 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 36.07   Max: 47.72
Current: 40.87

36.07
47.72
Days Sales Outstanding 6.83
IMKTA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. IMKTA: 6.83 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.71   Max: 6.48
Current: 6.83

3.71
6.48

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.37
IMKTA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. IMKTA: 1.37 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 7.1
Current: 1.37

1.16
7.1
Dividend Payout 0.26
IMKTA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. IMKTA: 0.26 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.62
Current: 0.26

0.2
2.62
Dividend growth (3y) 7.70
IMKTA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
81% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. IMKTA: 7.70 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -9.1   Max: 10.1
Current: 7.7

-9.1
10.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.58
IMKTA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. IMKTA: 1.58 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 7.99
Current: 1.58

1.31
7.99
Share Buyback Rate 2.60
IMKTA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. IMKTA: 2.60 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.4   Max: -8.1
Current: 2.6

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.47
IMKTA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. IMKTA: 2.47 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.47

0.81
3.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.53
IMKTA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. IMKTA: 2.53 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 115.85
Current: 2.53

1.41
115.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.96
IMKTA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. IMKTA: 1.96 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 2.59
Current: 1.96

0.7
2.59
Price/Graham Number 1.37
IMKTA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. IMKTA: 1.37 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.37

0.56
1.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.90
IMKTA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. IMKTA: 6.90 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.8   Max: 12.7
Current: 6.9

6.8
12.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.87
IMKTA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. IMKTA: 4.87 )
IMKTA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.2   Max: 18
Current: 4.87

-15.2
18

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 3,911 3,994 4,079
EPS($) 2.75 3.25 3.80
EPS without NRI($) 2.75 3.25 3.80

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Ingles Markets, Inc., was incorporated in 1965 under the laws of the State of North Carolina. The Company is a supermarket chain in the Southeast United States, operates 203 supermarkets in Georgia (73), North Carolina (70), South Carolina (36), Tennessee (21), Virginia (2) and Alabama (1). The Company locates its supermarkets mainly in suburban areas, small towns and rural communities. The Company operates three lines of business: retail grocery sales, shopping center rentals and a fluid dairy processing plant. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a variety of nationally advertised food products, including grocery, meat and dairy products, produce, frozen foods and other perishables and non-food products. Non-food products include fuel centers, pharmacies, health and beauty care products and general merchandise, as well as quality private label items. In addition, the Company focuses on selling high-growth, high-margin products to its customers through the development of certified organic products, bakery departments and prepared foods including delicatessen sections. The Company operates 91 in-store pharmacies and 74 fuel centers. The Company also operates two other lines of business, fluid dairy processing and shopping center rentals. The fluid dairy processing segment sells approximately 31% of its products to the retail grocery segment and approximately 69% of its products to third parties. Real estate ownership, including the shopping center rental segment, is an important component of the Company's operations, providing both operational and economic benefit. The Company owns and operates 68 shopping centers, of which 57 contain an Ingles supermarket, and owns 96 additional properties that contain a free-standing Ingles store. The Company also owns 19 undeveloped sites suitable for a free-standing store. The Company's owned real estate is generally located in the same geographic region as its supermarkets. The Company's main competitors are, Aldi, Inc., Bi-Lo, LLC., Food City, Food Lion, The Kroger Co., Publix Super Markets, Inc., Target Corporation, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The Company is subject to regulation by a variety of governmental agencies, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and other federal, state and local agencies.
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