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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
KR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 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 higher than
51% of the 554 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
61% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.07 vs. KR: 6.15 )
KR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.52   Max: 6.15
Current: 6.15

1.52
6.15
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.07
M-Score: -2.36
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.72
KR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 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
72% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 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 (%) 31.44
KR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.86 vs. KR: 31.44 )
KR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.65   Max: 54.72
Current: 31.44

-2.65
54.72
ROA (%) 5.72
KR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.98 vs. KR: 5.72 )
KR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.49   Max: 6.79
Current: 5.72

-0.49
6.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.29
KR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. KR: 17.29 )
KR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.43   Max: 61.77
Current: 17.29

7.43
61.77
Revenue Growth (%) 13.70
KR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. KR: 13.70 )
KR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.6   Max: 22.4
Current: 13.7

-10.6
22.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.80
KR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. KR: 12.80 )
KR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.7   Max: 36.7
Current: 12.8

-11.7
36.7
EPS Growth (%) 18.60
KR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 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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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 111,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 863,700 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%)
Jeff Auxier 245,834 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 111,000 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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Q3 2014

KR Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Chanos 152,874 sh (New)
Jim Simons 131,600 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 111,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 245,584 sh (-0.1%)
RS Investment Management 146,400 sh (-2.14%)
Pioneer Investments 246,850 sh (-3.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,600 sh (-7%)
Ken Fisher 309,640 sh (-7.59%)
David Dreman 7,468 sh (-10.94%)
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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 2014-09-30 Sold Out $48.71 - $52.78 $ 59.2217%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Reduce -92.47%0.06%$43.62 - $49.92 $ 59.2227%12777
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Reduce -43.88%0.02%$43.62 - $49.92 $ 59.2227%8385
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 552.6%0.05%$35.38 - $44.02 $ 59.2249%169677
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$35.38 - $44.02 $ 59.2249%0
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Sold Out 1.1%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 59.2243%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Reduce -94.52%0.23%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 59.2243%111000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.06%0.05%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 59.2243%31052
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$39.54 - $43.42 $ 59.2243%26000
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.5%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 59.2254%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 1725.2%0.23%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 59.2254%2025968
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -40.47%0.07%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 59.2254%67593
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Add 31.22%0.01%$35.6 - $40.99 $ 59.2254%13880
Ken Heebner 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.93%$31.88 - $35.52 $ 59.2274%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 New Buy0.79%$31.88 - $35.52 $ 59.2274%500000
Charles Brandes 2013-06-30 Reduce -12.84%0.21%$31.88 - $35.52 $ 59.2274%3576172
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 94.56%0.08%$31.88 - $35.52 $ 59.2274%113544
David Dreman 2013-06-30 Reduce -27.51%$31.88 - $35.52 $ 59.2274%10578
Ken Heebner 2013-03-31 New Buy0.93%$25.28 - $33.14 $ 59.22106%1150000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.69%$25.28 - $33.14 $ 59.22106%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -57.91%0.12%$25.28 - $33.14 $ 59.22106%58359
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.11%$25.28 - $33.14 $ 59.22106%0
Ruane Cunniff 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$25.28 - $33.14 $ 59.22106%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 93.04%0.1%$23.3 - $26.9 $ 59.22135%138662
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Reduce -32.09%0.06%$23.3 - $26.9 $ 59.22135%425776
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 New Buy0.03%$23.3 - $26.9 $ 59.22135%351785
Ruane Cunniff 2012-12-31 Reduce -22.22%0.01%$23.3 - $26.9 $ 59.22135%140000
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Reduce -39.36%0.28%$21.11 - $23.99 $ 59.22163%1001500
Arnold Van Den Berg 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$21.11 - $23.99 $ 59.22163%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 111.16%0.06%$21.11 - $23.99 $ 59.22163%71829
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 Add 23.53%0.04%$21.11 - $23.99 $ 59.22163%626976
Ruane Cunniff 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$21.11 - $23.99 $ 59.22163%180000
David Dreman 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$21.11 - $23.99 $ 59.22163%13984
Ray Dalio 2012-06-30 Reduce -28.63%0.08%$21.38 - $24.39 $ 59.22160%507546
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 89.54%0.03%$21.38 - $24.39 $ 59.22160%34017
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Add 42.56%0.08%$22.98 - $24.65 $ 59.22162%711113
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.04%$22.98 - $24.65 $ 59.22162%17947
John Hussman 2011-12-31 Add 65%0.25%$21.74 - $24.48 $ 59.22157%1650000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Add 118%0.11%$21.74 - $24.48 $ 59.22157%498813
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$21.74 - $24.48 $ 59.22157%0
John Hussman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.35%$21.73 - $25.83 $ 59.22152%1000000
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -85.46%0.26%$21.73 - $25.83 $ 59.22152%12701
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 Add 70.61%0.03%$21.73 - $25.83 $ 59.22152%228813
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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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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
KR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.60 vs. KR: 19.20 )
KR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.24   Max: 3385.71
Current: 19.2

9.24
3385.71
P/B 5.80
KR's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. KR: 5.80 )
KR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.38   Max: 5.8
Current: 5.8

2.38
5.8
P/S 0.30
KR's P/S is ranked higher than
81% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 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 31.00
KR's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 82.07 vs. KR: 31.00 )
KR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.64   Max: 71.63
Current: 31

8.64
71.63
EV-to-EBIT 13.25
KR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. KR: 13.25 )
KR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 28.8
Current: 13.25

5.4
28.8
PEG 0.95
KR's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.17 vs. KR: 0.95 )
KR' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1030.43
Current: 0.95

0.57
1030.43
Shiller P/E 30.70
KR's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 33.54 vs. KR: 30.70 )
KR' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.87   Max: 30.7
Current: 30.7

13.87
30.7
Current Ratio 0.77
KR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 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 0.26
KR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. KR: 0.26 )
KR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.26

0.16
0.37

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.20
KR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
70% of the 472 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. KR: 1.20 )
KR' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.2

0.27
2.1
Dividend Payout 0.21
KR's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 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 387 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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) 2.28
KR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
57% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. KR: 2.28 )
KR' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.99
Current: 2.28

0.51
3.99
Share Buyback Rate 6.60
KR's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 380 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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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.40
KR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. KR: 13.40 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 92.76
Current: 13.4

3.19
92.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
KR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. KR: 1.60 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 7.3
Current: 1.6

0.87
7.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
KR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KR: 1.30 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.1
Current: 1.3

0.61
4.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
KR's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KR: 0.90 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 54.31
Current: 0.9

0.37
54.31
Price/Graham Number 3.30
KR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 585 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. KR: 3.30 )
KR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 34.2
Current: 3.3

1.29
34.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.50
KR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. KR: 7.50 )
KR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 18.7
Current: 7.5

3.5
18.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.71
KR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. KR: 23.71 )
KR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.4   Max: 24.8
Current: 23.71

-4.4
24.8

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Kroger Co was 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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