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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
63% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. JACK: 0.02 )
JACK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.02

0.02
0.8
Equity to Asset 0.20
JACK's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. JACK: 0.20 )
JACK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.2

0.05
0.47
Interest Coverage 9.82
JACK's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.87 vs. JACK: 9.82 )
JACK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 15.05
Current: 9.82

0.77
15.05
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 4.62
M-Score: -2.89
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 (%) 10.94
JACK's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.24 vs. JACK: 10.94 )
JACK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 11.24
Current: 10.94

3.65
11.24
Net-margin (%) 5.99
JACK's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. JACK: 5.99 )
JACK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.77   Max: 6.14
Current: 5.99

-6.77
6.14
ROE (%) 23.91
JACK's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. JACK: 23.91 )
JACK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.57   Max: 59.32
Current: 23.91

11.57
59.32
ROA (%) 6.82
JACK's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. JACK: 6.82 )
JACK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.05   Max: 11.52
Current: 6.82

3.05
11.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 21.86
JACK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.03 vs. JACK: 21.86 )
JACK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.44   Max: 33.03
Current: 21.86

13.44
33.03
Revenue Growth (%) 2.10
JACK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. JACK: 2.10 )
JACK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 15.3
Current: 2.1

-8.1
15.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.80
JACK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. JACK: 7.80 )
JACK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 109
Current: 7.8

-5.9
109
EPS Growth (%) 12.00
JACK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. JACK: 12.00 )
JACK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.5   Max: 55.6
Current: 12

-12.5
55.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

JACK Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 118,577 sh (+438.55%)
Jim Simons 739,400 sh (+47.53%)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 5,185 sh (-32.66%)
Steven Cohen 8,698 sh (-43.52%)
John Hussman 400,000 sh (-47.16%)
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Q1 2014

JACK Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 131,620 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,496 sh (New)
Jim Simons 813,200 sh (+9.98%)
Steven Cohen 8,916 sh (+2.51%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 4,558 sh (-12.09%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (-37.5%)
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Q2 2014

JACK Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 376,787 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 4,040 sh (+15.56%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 90,400 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Keeley 129,830 sh (-1.36%)
Jim Simons 708,700 sh (-12.85%)
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Q3 2014

JACK Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 8,846 sh (New)
John Keeley 303,280 sh (+133.6%)
John Hussman 250,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 305,539 sh (-18.91%)
Jim Simons 570,900 sh (-19.44%)
Steven Cohen 17,900 sh (-80.2%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with JACK

(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
John Keeley 2014-09-30 Add 133.6%0.24%$55.25 - $67.68 $ 74.524%303280
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out $55.25 - $67.68 $ 74.524%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.28%$52.94 - $60.88 $ 74.530%376787
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -37.5%0.53%$48.11 - $62.22 $ 74.538%250000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.14%$48.11 - $62.22 $ 74.537%0
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.13%$48.11 - $62.22 $ 74.537%131620
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$48.11 - $62.22 $ 74.537%3496
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.16%0.8%$38.77 - $50.1 $ 74.569%400000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 438.55%0.11%$38.77 - $50.1 $ 74.569%118577
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$38.77 - $50.1 $ 74.569%0
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 35.20
JACK's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 34.50 vs. JACK: 35.20 )
JACK' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.98   Max: 45.44
Current: 35.2

6.98
45.44
P/B 11.30
JACK's P/B is ranked lower than
54% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. JACK: 11.30 )
JACK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 11.19
Current: 11.3

1.5
11.19
P/S 2.10
JACK's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. JACK: 2.10 )
JACK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 2.09
Current: 2.1

0.33
2.09
PFCF 21.70
JACK's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 258.00 vs. JACK: 21.70 )
JACK' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.37   Max: 2489
Current: 21.7

9.37
2489
EV-to-EBIT 20.85
JACK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. JACK: 20.85 )
JACK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 21.3
Current: 20.85

5.9
21.3
PEG 3.52
JACK's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JACK: 3.52 )
JACK' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 123.88
Current: 3.52

0.44
123.88
Shiller P/E 44.60
JACK's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JACK: 44.60 )
JACK' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.07   Max: 44.29
Current: 44.6

9.07
44.29
Current Ratio 0.71
JACK's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. JACK: 0.71 )
JACK' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 1.19
Current: 0.71

0.34
1.19
Quick Ratio 0.67
JACK's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 373 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. JACK: 0.67 )
JACK' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.07
Current: 0.67

0.25
1.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.80
JACK's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. JACK: 0.80 )
JACK' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.8

0.33
0.65
Dividend Payout 0.18
JACK's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. JACK: 0.18 )
JACK' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.19
Current: 0.18

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
JACK's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. JACK: 0.80 )
JACK' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.8

0.33
0.65
Share Buyback Rate 5.70
JACK's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. JACK: 5.70 )
JACK' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 8   Max: -1
Current: 5.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 31.27
JACK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. JACK: 31.27 )
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 28.32
Current: 31.27

1.69
28.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.75
JACK's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
74% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. JACK: 4.75 )
JACK' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 4.3
Current: 4.75

0.99
4.3
Price/Median PS Value 3.58
JACK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. JACK: 3.58 )
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 3.24
Current: 3.58

0.37
3.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 6.33
JACK's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. JACK: 6.33 )
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 5.73
Current: 6.33

0.48
5.73
Price/Graham Number 6.54
JACK's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
67% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. JACK: 6.54 )
JACK' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 5.92
Current: 6.54

0.81
5.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.80
JACK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. JACK: 4.80 )
JACK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 16.9
Current: 4.8

4.7
16.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.98
JACK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. JACK: 6.98 )
JACK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 19.6
Current: 6.98

-3.9
19.6

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. 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, innovative 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 innovative and unique 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. Most 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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