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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
KR's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
98% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. KR: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: N/A
Current: 0.02
Equity to Asset 0.18
KR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
91% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. KR: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.36  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.25
Current: 0.18
-0.36
0.25
Interest Coverage 6.43
KR's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
79% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.80 vs. KR: 6.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.51  Med: 3.59 Max: 6.43
Current: 6.43
1.51
6.43
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.22
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
8.06%
14.02%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.05
KR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. KR: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 3.32 Max: 4.97
Current: 3.05
1.41
4.97
Net-margin (%) 1.70
KR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. KR: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.18  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.33
Current: 1.7
-0.18
2.33
ROE (%) 35.45
KR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. KR: 35.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.76  Med: 24.69 Max: 43.64
Current: 35.45
-2.76
43.64
ROA (%) 6.18
KR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. KR: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.5  Med: 5.35 Max: 7.67
Current: 6.18
-0.5
7.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.80
KR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.82 vs. KR: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.44  Med: 18.96 Max: 56.43
Current: 18.8
7.44
56.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
KR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. KR: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3  Med: 8.50 Max: 15.1
Current: 12.7
3
15.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 27.70
KR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. KR: 27.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.7  Med: 10.10 Max: 27.7
Current: 27.7
-11.7
27.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 50.50
KR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. KR: 50.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -59.8  Med: 9.10 Max: 202.9
Current: 50.5
-59.8
202.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

KR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Chanos 152,874 sh (New)
Jim Simons 131,600 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 111,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 246,850 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 245,584 sh (-0.10%)
RS Investment Management 146,400 sh (-2.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,600 sh (-7.00%)
Ken Fisher 309,640 sh (-7.59%)
David Dreman 7,468 sh (-10.94%)
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Q4 2014

KR Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Keeley 4,630 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 217,345 sh (+48.46%)
Pioneer Investments 280,646 sh (+13.69%)
First Eagle Investment 111,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 242,759 sh (-1.15%)
Jim Chanos 150,670 sh (-1.44%)
Ken Fisher 257,335 sh (-16.89%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,300 sh (-33.87%)
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Q1 2015

KR Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 839,643 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 15,666 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 3,670 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,900 sh (+21.14%)
John Keeley 4,630 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 111,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 279,257 sh (-0.49%)
Ken Fisher 253,484 sh (-1.50%)
RS Investment Management 167,689 sh (-22.85%)
Jeff Auxier 120,555 sh (-50.34%)
Jim Chanos 58,410 sh (-61.23%)
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Q2 2015

KR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Chanos 124,851 sh (+327.50%)
Pioneer Investments 307,608 sh (+120.30%)
John Keeley 4,630 sh (+100.00%)
First Eagle Investment 111,000 sh (+100.00%)
Lee Ainslie 3,670 sh (+100.00%)
Ken Fisher 239,624 sh (+89.06%)
Jeff Auxier 219,569 sh (+82.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,400 sh (+79.87%)
RS Investment Management 138,869 sh (+65.63%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 138,869 sh (-17.19%)
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Kroger Positioning Itself to Challenge Superstores
When I was growing up, my mother used to buy the family groceries at Kroger (NYSE:KR) – sometimes. Kroger was one of several grocery stores in my hometown, and Mom didn’t go to the same place for supplies each week. Kroger was one of them. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.56
KR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. KR: 18.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
KR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.24  Med: 15.72 Max: 3950
Current: 18.56
9.24
3950
Forward P/E 17.30
KR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. KR: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.70
KR's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. KR: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
KR' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.18  Med: 15.37 Max: 1003
Current: 18.7
9.18
1003
P/B 6.13
KR's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. KR: 6.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.38  Med: 3.42 Max: 6.93
Current: 6.13
2.38
6.93
P/S 0.32
KR's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KR: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.36
Current: 0.32
0.13
0.36
PFCF 28.64
KR's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. KR: 28.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.36  Med: 19.24 Max: 43.34
Current: 28.64
8.36
43.34
POCF 8.18
KR's POCF is ranked higher than
66% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. KR: 8.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KR' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.36  Med: 5.92 Max: 9.28
Current: 8.18
3.36
9.28
EV-to-EBIT 13.00
KR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. KR: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
KR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 11.20 Max: 28.8
Current: 13
5.4
28.8
PEG 0.95
KR's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. KR: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
KR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.17 Max: 394.2
Current: 0.95
0.56
394.2
Shiller P/E 32.24
KR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.91 vs. KR: 32.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
KR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.78  Med: 20.54 Max: 38.8
Current: 32.24
13.78
38.8
Current Ratio 0.76
KR's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. KR: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.76
0.72
1.01
Quick Ratio 0.25
KR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. KR: 0.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.25
0.16
0.37
Days Inventory 24.57
KR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.45 vs. KR: 24.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KR' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.2  Med: 31.24 Max: 41.32
Current: 24.57
24.2
41.32
Days Sales Outstanding 4.10
KR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. KR: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KR' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.76  Med: 4.32 Max: 5.12
Current: 4.1
3.76
5.12

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.10
KR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
78% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. KR: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
KR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.51 Max: 2.11
Current: 1.1
0.28
2.11
Dividend Payout 0.19
KR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
81% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. KR: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
KR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.19
0.12
0.32
Dividend growth (3y) 16.50
KR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. KR: 16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
KR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 23.1
Current: 16.5
0
23.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.13
KR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
53% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. KR: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
KR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 2.92 Max: 4.08
Current: 2.13
0.54
4.08
Share Buyback Rate 5.70
KR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. KR: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
KR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 3.00 Max: -18.1
Current: 5.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.54
KR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KR: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
KR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.19  Med: 6.52 Max: 97.4
Current: 13.54
3.19
97.4
Price/Projected FCF 1.79
KR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. KR: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KR' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.41 Max: 4.48
Current: 1.79
0.87
4.48
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 2.38
KR's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
93% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. KR: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.43
KR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KR: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.10 Max: 3.13
Current: 1.43
0.42
3.13
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.00
KR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. KR: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
KR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.03 Max: 185.25
Current: 1
0.48
185.25
Price/Graham Number 3.32
KR's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. KR: 3.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
KR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.16 Max: 33.68
Current: 3.32
1.29
33.68
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.65
KR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. KR: 7.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 8.90 Max: 18.7
Current: 7.65
3.5
18.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 21.34
KR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. KR: 21.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -3.8  Med: 7.30 Max: 25
Current: 21.34
-3.8
25

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 111,102 116,985
EPS($) 1.96 2.15
EPS without NRI($) 1.96 2.15

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:KOG.Germany,
Kroger Co was founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1902. The Company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States. It also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. In addition to the supermarkets, as of February 1, 2014, the Company operated through subsidiaries 786 convenience stores and 320 fine jewelry stores. All 144 of its fine jewelry stores located in malls are operated in leased locations. The Company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States. As of February 1, 2014, the Company operated 38 manufacturing plants. These plants consisted of 18 dairies, nine deli or bakery plants, five grocery product plants, two beverage plants, two meat plants and two cheese plants. operating 2,640 supermarket and multi-department stores under two dozen banners including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. Of these stores, 1,240 have fuel centers.
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