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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
JACK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. JACK: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
JACK' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.02
0.02
0.8
Equity to Asset -0.16
JACK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. JACK: -0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
JACK' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.16  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.47
Current: -0.16
-0.16
0.47
Interest Coverage 7.32
JACK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
72% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 22.48 vs. JACK: 7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JACK' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.77  Med: 8.01 Max: 10.44
Current: 7.32
5.77
10.44
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.43
M-Score: -1.89
WACC vs ROIC
6.69%
19.99%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.38
JACK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. JACK: 14.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
JACK' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.31  Med: 9.27 Max: 14.38
Current: 14.38
5.31
14.38
Net-margin (%) 7.76
JACK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. JACK: 7.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
JACK' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 4.87 Max: 7.76
Current: 7.76
3.06
7.76
ROA (%) 9.52
JACK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. JACK: 9.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
JACK' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.68  Med: 7.45 Max: 9.52
Current: 9.52
3.68
9.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.01
JACK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. JACK: 32.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
JACK' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.56  Med: 22.62 Max: 32.01
Current: 32.01
13.56
32.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.20
JACK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. JACK: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JACK' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.6  Med: 8.9 Max: 15.3
Current: 12.2
-8.6
15.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 21.70
JACK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. JACK: 21.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JACK' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.6  Med: 8 Max: 21.7
Current: 21.7
-5.6
21.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 26.20
JACK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. JACK: 26.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JACK' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.5  Med: 9.7 Max: 42
Current: 26.2
-12.5
42
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

JACK Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Caxton Associates 65,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp 77,235 sh (-1.72%)
Jim Simons 131,500 sh (-39.71%)
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Q1 2016

JACK Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Pioneer Investments 77,487 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 57,764 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,429 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 237,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 199,300 sh (+51.56%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
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Q2 2016

JACK Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Lee Ainslie 666,861 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 129,288 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 25,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 80,518 sh (+39.39%)
Pioneer Investments 98,905 sh (+27.64%)
Steven Cohen 274,000 sh (+15.56%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 2,972 sh (-59.99%)
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Q3 2016

JACK Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Steven Cohen 364,700 sh (+33.10%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 98,382 sh (-0.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,779 sh (-6.49%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 98,650 sh (-23.70%)
Joel Greenblatt 43,657 sh (-45.78%)
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants    NAICS: 722513    SIC: 5812
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Jack In The Box Inc owns, operates and franchises quick-service restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants.

Jack In The Box Inc is a Delaware Corporation founded in 1951. The Company operates and franchises approximately 2,954 Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants. Its restaurants offer a broad selection of products including classic burgers like its Jumbo Jack, and new product lines such as its Buttery Jack. It also offers tacos, regular and curly fries, specialty sandwiches, salads and real ice cream shakes. Qdoba restaurants use fresh, quality ingredients and traditional Mexican flavors to create flavor profiles. Throughout each day, guacamole is prepared on site using fresh Hass avocados, black and pinto beans are slow-simmered, shredded beef and pork are slow-roasted and adobo-marinated chicken and steak are flame-grilled. Qdoba restaurants also offer a variety of catering options that can be tailored to feed groups of ten to several hundred. The Jack in the Box, Qdoba Mexican Eats, and Qdoba are registered trademarks of the Company. It is subject to various federal, state and local laws regulating the discharge of materials into the environment.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 29.62
JACK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
61% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.62 vs. JACK: 29.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
JACK' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 18.24 Max: 45.29
Current: 29.62
6.96
45.29
Forward P/E 22.83
JACK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 19.69 vs. JACK: 22.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.06
JACK's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
62% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.12 vs. JACK: 29.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
JACK' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 17.38 Max: 40
Current: 29.06
7.03
40
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 101.87
JACK's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.33 vs. JACK: 101.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
JACK' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.73  Med: 36.81 Max: 828.65
Current: 101.87
13.73
828.65
P/S 2.33
JACK's P/S is ranked lower than
79% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. JACK: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
JACK' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.67
Current: 2.33
0.33
2.67
PFCF 95.79
JACK's PFCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.55 vs. JACK: 95.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
JACK' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.95  Med: 32.25 Max: 2262.73
Current: 95.79
9.95
2262.73
POCF 27.38
JACK's POCF is ranked lower than
90% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.33 vs. JACK: 27.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
JACK' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.89  Med: 10.66 Max: 28.65
Current: 27.38
4.89
28.65
EV-to-EBIT 20.12
JACK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JACK: 20.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JACK' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 12.15 Max: 26.1
Current: 20.12
6
26.1
EV-to-EBITDA 14.34
JACK's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
56% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.94 vs. JACK: 14.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
JACK' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 7.3 Max: 17
Current: 14.34
4.1
17
PEG 2.06
JACK's PEG is ranked higher than
58% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. JACK: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
JACK' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 2.01 Max: 94.54
Current: 2.06
0.49
94.54
Shiller P/E 50.73
JACK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 30.36 vs. JACK: 50.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
JACK' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.56  Med: 19.43 Max: 54.44
Current: 50.73
9.56
54.44
Current Ratio 0.56
JACK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. JACK: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JACK' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.56
0.34
1.19
Quick Ratio 0.53
JACK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. JACK: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JACK' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.54 Max: 1.07
Current: 0.53
0.25
1.07
Days Inventory 2.50
JACK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
94% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.41 vs. JACK: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JACK' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 4.38 Max: 8
Current: 2.5
2.4
8
Days Sales Outstanding 15.25
JACK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. JACK: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JACK' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 9.48 Max: 16.34
Current: 15.25
5.97
16.34
Days Payable 12.95
JACK's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 35.64 vs. JACK: 12.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
JACK' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.59  Med: 15.13 Max: 29.8
Current: 12.95
10.59
29.8

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.19
JACK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. JACK: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
JACK' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.19
0.33
1.9
Dividend Payout 0.32
JACK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. JACK: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
JACK' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.34
Current: 0.32
0.18
0.34
Forward Dividend Yield 1.48
JACK's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
62% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. JACK: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.19
JACK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. JACK: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
JACK' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.19
0.33
1.9
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 8.50
JACK's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. JACK: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
JACK' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 6 Max: 8.5
Current: 8.5
-1.1
8.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 6.66
JACK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. JACK: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
JACK' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.13 Max: 6.74
Current: 6.66
0.97
6.74
Price/Median PS Value 2.75
JACK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. JACK: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
JACK' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.79
Current: 2.75
0.38
2.79
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.06
JACK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. JACK: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
JACK' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.57 Max: 5.77
Current: 2.06
0.48
5.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.03
JACK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. JACK: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
JACK' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 8.2 Max: 16.6
Current: 5.03
3.8
16.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.20
JACK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. JACK: 16.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
JACK' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 9.7 Max: 17.6
Current: 16.2
-2.4
17.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,599
EPS (TTM) $ 3.63
Beta0.72
Short Percentage of Float4.75%
52-Week Range $61.78 - 113.30
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.33

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,646 1,553 1,428
EPS ($) 4.76 5.70 6.06
EPS w/o NRI ($) 4.76 5.70 6.06
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
17.00%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.22 1.60 1.84
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