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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
KR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. KR: 0.11 )
KR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.17
KR's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. KR: 0.17 )
KR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.46   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.17

-0.46
0.25
Interest Coverage 6.15
KR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. KR: 6.15 )
KR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.51   Max: 6.15
Current: 6.15

1.51
6.15
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.90
M-Score: -2.43
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 (%) 2.72
KR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. KR: 2.72 )
KR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 4.97
Current: 2.72

1.41
4.97
Net-margin (%) 1.51
KR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. KR: 1.51 )
KR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.18   Max: 2.33
Current: 1.51

-0.18
2.33
ROE (%) 31.24
KR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. KR: 31.24 )
KR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.94   Max: 35.58
Current: 31.24

-2.94
35.58
ROA (%) 5.40
KR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. KR: 5.40 )
KR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.51   Max: 7.38
Current: 5.4

-0.51
7.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.37
KR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. KR: 16.37 )
KR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.33   Max: 40.7
Current: 16.37

7.33
40.7
Revenue Growth (%) 13.70
KR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 461 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. KR: 13.70 )
KR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 3   Max: 15.1
Current: 13.7

3
15.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.80
KR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. KR: 12.80 )
KR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 26.9
Current: 12.8

-11.8
26.9
EPS Growth (%) 18.60
KR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. KR: 18.60 )
KR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -58.5   Max: 193.8
Current: 18.6

-58.5
193.8
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KR Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 2,354,500 sh (+6627.14%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,025,968 sh (+1725.2%)
Steven Cohen 56,788 sh (+244.25%)
David Dreman 13,880 sh (+31.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 192,353 sh (+20.99%)
Jeff Auxier 246,234 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 500,000 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Ken Fisher 395,785 sh (-9.4%)
Joel Greenblatt 67,593 sh (-40.47%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,400 sh (-52.17%)
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Q4 2013

KR Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ray Dalio 26,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,694 sh (+79.83%)
Jeremy Grantham 274,392 sh (+42.65%)
David Dreman 14,701 sh (+5.91%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 245,934 sh (-0.12%)
Steven Cohen 53,554 sh (-5.69%)
Ken Fisher 351,532 sh (-11.18%)
Jim Simons 1,392,300 sh (-40.87%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,052 sh (-54.06%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 111,000 sh (-94.52%)
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Q1 2014

KR Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Pioneer Investments 226,303 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 169,677 sh (+552.6%)
David Dreman 14,941 sh (+1.63%)
Caxton Associates 863,700 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 111,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 245,834 sh (-0.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,400 sh (-4.67%)
Ken Fisher 333,140 sh (-5.23%)
Jeremy Grantham 62,141 sh (-77.35%)
Steven Cohen 5,247 sh (-90.2%)
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Q2 2014

KR Guru Trades in Q2 2014

RS Investment Management 149,600 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 254,614 sh (+12.51%)
Ken Fisher 335,055 sh (+0.57%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 111,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 245,834 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,000 sh (-24.24%)
David Dreman 8,385 sh (-43.88%)
Jeremy Grantham 5,300 sh (-91.47%)
Ray Dalio 12,777 sh (-92.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KR

(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
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -92.47%0.06%$43.62 - $49.92 $ 52.0212%12777
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -43.88%0.02%$43.62 - $49.92 $ 52.0212%8385
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 552.6%0.05%$35.38 - $44.02 $ 52.0231%169677
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$35.38 - $44.02 $ 52.0231%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.1%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 52.0226%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -94.52%0.23%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 52.0226%111000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.06%0.05%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 52.0226%31052
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 52.0226%26000
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.5%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 52.0235%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 1725.2%0.23%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 52.0235%2025968
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -40.47%0.07%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 52.0235%67593
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Add 31.22%0.01%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 52.0235%13880
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Top Ranked Articles about Kroger Co

Kroger Positioning Itself to Challenge Superstores
When I was growing up, my mother used to buy the family groceries at Kroger (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

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P/E(ttm) 17.60
KR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. KR: 17.60 )
KR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.24   Max: 3385.71
Current: 17.6

9.24
3385.71
P/B 5.50
KR's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. KR: 5.50 )
KR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 5.61
Current: 5.5

2.38
5.61
P/S 0.30
KR's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. KR: 0.30 )
KR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.33
Current: 0.3

0.13
0.33
PFCF 24.20
KR's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 205.50 vs. KR: 24.20 )
KR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.07   Max: 71.63
Current: 24.2

4.07
71.63
EV-to-EBIT 12.13
KR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.76 vs. KR: 12.13 )
KR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 28.8
Current: 12.13

5.4
28.8
PEG 0.86
KR's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 30.50 vs. KR: 0.86 )
KR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 766.99
Current: 0.86

0.56
766.99
Shiller P/E 27.80
KR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 35.08 vs. KR: 27.80 )
KR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 29.36
Current: 27.8

13.7
29.36
Current Ratio 0.77
KR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. KR: 0.77 )
KR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.01
Current: 0.77

0.72
1.01
Quick Ratio 0.25
KR's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. KR: 0.25 )
KR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.25

0.16
0.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.30
KR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. KR: 1.30 )
KR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.3

0.27
2.1
Dividend Payout 0.21
KR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. KR: 0.21 )
KR' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.32
Current: 0.21

0.12
0.32
Dividend growth (3y) 16.40
KR's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
91% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. KR: 16.40 )
KR' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 23.2
Current: 16.4

0
23.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.47
KR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. KR: 2.47 )
KR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.99
Current: 2.47

0.51
3.99
Share Buyback Rate 6.60
KR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. KR: 6.60 )
KR' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.6   Max: -18.1
Current: 6.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 13.70
KR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
56% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. KR: 13.70 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 92.76
Current: 13.7

3.19
92.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
KR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. KR: 1.30 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 7.3
Current: 1.3

0.69
7.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
KR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. KR: 1.20 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.13
Current: 1.2

0.61
3.13
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
KR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KR: 1.10 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 54.31
Current: 1.1

0.58
54.31
Price/Graham Number 3.20
KR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. KR: 3.20 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 34.2
Current: 3.2

1.29
34.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.20
KR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. KR: 8.20 )
KR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 18.7
Current: 8.2

3.5
18.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.54
KR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.76 vs. KR: 20.54 )
KR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 22.8
Current: 20.54

-4.3
22.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:KOG.Germany
Kroger Company, an Ohio corporation was founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1902. It operates as a retailer in the United States. It also manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States. It operates 2,424 supermarkets and multi-department stores, 1,169 of which had fuel centers. The Company's retail operating divisions have been aggregated into one reportable segment due to the operating divisions having similar economic characteristics with similar long-term financial performance. The Company's corporate brand products are produced and sold in three tiers. 'Private Selection' is the premium quality brand designed to be a unique item in a category or to meet or beat the 'gourmet' or 'upscale' brands. The 'banner brand' (Kroger, Ralphs, King Soopers, etc.), which represents the majority of the Company's private label items, is designed to satisfy its customers' families with quality products. In addition, the Company recently introduced two corporate brand lines, Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic. The Company's stores operate under several banners that have strong local ties and brand recognition. Supermarkets are generally operated under one of the following formats: combination food and drug stores (combo stores); multi-department stores; marketplace stores; or price impact warehouses. The combo stores are the main food store format. Multi-department stores are significantly larger in size than combo stores. In addition to the departments offered at a typical combo store, multi-department stores sell a selection of general merchandise items such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive products, toys and fine jewelry. Marketplace stores are smaller in size than multi-department stores. They offer full-service grocery and pharmacy departments as well as an expanded general merchandise area that includes outdoor living products, electronics, home goods and toys. Price impact warehouse stores offer a 'no-frills, low cost' warehouse format and feature everyday low prices plus promotions for a selection of grocery and health and beauty care items. The operating environment for the food retailing industry continues to be characterized by intense price competition, aggressive supercenter expansion, increasing fragmentation of retail formats, entry of non-traditional competitors and market consolidation. Its stores are subject to various laws, regulations, and administrative practices that affect its business.
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