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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
JACK's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. JACK: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
JACK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.02
0.01
0.8
Equity to Asset 0.13
JACK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. JACK: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
JACK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.47
Current: 0.13
0.05
0.47
Interest Coverage 9.82
JACK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.28 vs. JACK: 9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
JACK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 6.31 Max: 11.31
Current: 9.82
0.77
11.31
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.00
M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
7.38%
14.41%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 11.67
JACK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. JACK: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.65  Med: 8.22 Max: 11.24
Current: 11.67
3.65
11.24
Net-margin (%) 6.56
JACK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. JACK: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.77  Med: 4.28 Max: 6.14
Current: 6.56
-6.77
6.14
ROE (%) 38.12
JACK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. JACK: 38.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.57  Med: 22.42 Max: 59.32
Current: 38.12
11.57
59.32
ROA (%) 7.80
JACK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. JACK: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.05  Med: 6.88 Max: 11.52
Current: 7.8
3.05
11.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.84
JACK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.44 vs. JACK: 24.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.56  Med: 20.62 Max: 33.03
Current: 24.84
13.56
33.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
JACK's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. JACK: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.1  Med: 8.90 Max: 15.3
Current: 2.1
-8.1
15.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.80
JACK's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. JACK: 7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.6  Med: 7.90 Max: 109
Current: 7.8
-5.6
109
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
JACK's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. JACK: 11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.5  Med: 9.05 Max: 55.6
Current: 11.5
-12.5
55.6
» JACK's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

JACK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 8,846 sh (New)
John Keeley 303,280 sh (+133.60%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 305,539 sh (-18.91%)
Jim Simons 570,900 sh (-19.44%)
Steven Cohen 17,900 sh (-80.20%)
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Q4 2014

JACK Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 116,326 sh (New)
John Keeley 388,300 sh (+28.03%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 551,000 sh (-3.49%)
John Hussman 200,000 sh (-20.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 229,787 sh (-24.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,536 sh (-60.03%)
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Q1 2015

JACK Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 7,547 sh (+113.43%)
John Keeley 386,850 sh (-0.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 228,306 sh (-0.64%)
Jim Simons 469,500 sh (-14.79%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-25.00%)
Pioneer Investments 73,942 sh (-36.44%)
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Q2 2015

JACK Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 38.00
JACK's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.80 vs. JACK: 38.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
JACK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.98  Med: 16.65 Max: 45.44
Current: 38
6.98
45.44
Forward P/E 27.17
JACK's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
75% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 19.19 vs. JACK: 27.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.30
JACK's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
63% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.50 vs. JACK: 36.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
JACK' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7  Med: 16.54 Max: 40
Current: 36.3
7
40
P/B 22.41
JACK's P/B is ranked lower than
97% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. JACK: 22.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
JACK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.74  Med: 2.61 Max: 22.68
Current: 22.41
1.74
22.68
P/S 2.51
JACK's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. JACK: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
JACK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.64 Max: 2.65
Current: 2.51
0.33
2.65
PFCF 21.40
JACK's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 32.26 vs. JACK: 21.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
JACK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.93  Med: 35.93 Max: 2489
Current: 21.4
9.93
2489
POCF 15.88
JACK's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. JACK: 15.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
JACK' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 9.47 Max: 21.14
Current: 15.88
4.85
21.14
EV-to-EBIT 23.48
JACK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. JACK: 23.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
JACK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9  Med: 11.10 Max: 26.2
Current: 23.48
5.9
26.2
PEG 11.71
JACK's PEG is ranked lower than
86% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. JACK: 11.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
JACK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.67 Max: 22.12
Current: 11.71
0.45
22.12
Shiller P/E 55.04
JACK's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 33.76 vs. JACK: 55.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
JACK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.07  Med: 16.22 Max: 57.3
Current: 55.04
9.07
57.3
Current Ratio 0.83
JACK's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. JACK: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JACK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.81 Max: 1.93
Current: 0.83
0.34
1.93
Quick Ratio 0.80
JACK's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. JACK: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JACK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.75
Current: 0.8
0.25
1.75
Days Inventory 2.50
JACK's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.23 vs. JACK: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JACK' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 6.76 Max: 8.98
Current: 2.5
2.4
8.98
Days Sales Outstanding 16.68
JACK's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
71% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. JACK: 16.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JACK' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.23 Max: 16.05
Current: 16.68
2.3
16.05

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.95
JACK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. JACK: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
JACK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.95
0.33
0.95
Dividend Payout 0.31
JACK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
66% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. JACK: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
JACK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.31
0.22
0.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.95
JACK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. JACK: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
JACK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.95
0.33
0.92
Share Buyback Rate 5.70
JACK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. JACK: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
JACK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8  Med: 2.00 Max: -1
Current: 5.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 5.41
JACK's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. JACK: 5.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.80 Max: 5.4
Current: 5.41
0.87
5.4
Price/Median PS Value 3.92
JACK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. JACK: 3.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.92
0.36
3.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.79
JACK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. JACK: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.08 Max: 5.77
Current: 3.79
0.4
5.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.28
JACK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. JACK: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 9.00 Max: 16.9
Current: 4.28
3.8
16.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.39
JACK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. JACK: 11.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
JACK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -3.4  Med: 6.95 Max: 18.5
Current: 11.39
-3.4
18.5

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 1,547 1,653 1,709
EPS($) 3.08 3.50 3.82
EPS without NRI($) 3.08 3.50 3.82

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:JBX.Germany,
Jack In The Box Inc is a Delaware Corporation founded in 1951. The Company operates and franchises more than 2,866 Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants (QSR) and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants. The first Jack in the Box restaurant, which offered only drive-thru service, opened in 1951. As of the end of its fiscal year on September 29, 2013, the Jack in the Box system included 2,251 restaurants in 21 states, of which 465 were company-operated and 1,786 were franchise-operated. Jack in the Box restaurants offer a selection of distinctive products targeted mainly at the adult fast-food consumer. The Company's MENU features a variety of hamburgers, salads, specialty sandwiches, tacos, drinks, smoothies, real ice cream shakes and side items. 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 five to several hundred. Many of its restaurants operate from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and have a seating capacity that ranges from 60 to 80 persons, including outdoor patio seating at many locations. Each Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant competes directly and indirectly with a large number of national and regional restaurant chains, as well as with locally-owned and/or independent restaurants in the quick-service and the fast-casual segments. In selling franchises, it competes with many other restaurant franchisors, some of whom have substantially greater financial resources. Each restaurant is subject to regulation by federal agencies, as well as licensing and regulation by state and local health, sanitation, safety, fire, zoning, building and other departments. It is also subject to federal and state laws regulating the offer and sale of franchises.
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