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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
NATH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. NATH: No Debt )
NATH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.58   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.81
NATH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. NATH: 0.81 )
NATH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.81

0.63
0.85
Interest Coverage 26.80
NATH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
70% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. NATH: 26.80 )
NATH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 9999.99
Current: 26.8

2.07
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 17.18
M-Score: -1.38
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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history
Operating margin (%) 16.97
NATH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. NATH: 16.97 )
NATH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -24.62   Max: 16.97
Current: 16.97

-24.62
16.97
Net-margin (%) 10.44
NATH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. NATH: 10.44 )
NATH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -42.56   Max: 15.2
Current: 10.44

-42.56
15.2
ROE (%) 21.87
NATH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NATH: 21.87 )
NATH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -85.26   Max: 21.87
Current: 21.87

-85.26
21.87
ROA (%) 15.04
NATH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. NATH: 15.04 )
NATH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -53.96   Max: 15.17
Current: 15.04

-53.96
15.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 159.66
NATH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. NATH: 159.66 )
NATH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -74.71   Max: 161.53
Current: 159.66

-74.71
161.53
Revenue Growth (%) 20.50
NATH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NATH: 20.50 )
NATH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4   Max: 20.5
Current: 20.5

-4
20.5
EBITDA Growth (%) 22.60
NATH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NATH: 22.60 )
NATH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.7   Max: 108.8
Current: 22.6

-44.7
108.8
EPS Growth (%) 18.90
NATH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. NATH: 18.90 )
NATH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.3   Max: 29.9
Current: 18.9

-28.3
29.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

NATH Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 55,200 sh (+18.71%)
Mario Gabelli 155,472 sh (+1.5%)
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Q2 2013

NATH Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 73,200 sh (+32.61%)
Mario Gabelli 156,250 sh (+0.5%)
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Q3 2013

NATH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 197,350 sh (+26.3%)
Jim Simons 88,500 sh (+20.9%)
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Q4 2013

NATH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 237,250 sh (+20.22%)
Jim Simons 90,400 sh (+2.15%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NATH

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 Add 20.22%0.01%$48.23 - $53.95 $ 50.09-3%237250
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 26.3%0.01%$48.99 - $61.13 $ 50.09-9%197350
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -62.7%0.03%$16.07 - $19.32 $ 50.09192%165326
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 26.60
NATH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. NATH: 26.60 )
NATH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.96   Max: 46.31
Current: 26.6

9.96
46.31
P/B 5.40
NATH's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. NATH: 5.40 )
NATH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 6.89
Current: 5.4

1.11
6.89
P/S 2.90
NATH's P/S is ranked lower than
78% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NATH: 2.90 )
NATH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3.65
Current: 2.9

0.64
3.65
EV-to-EBIT 13.70
NATH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. NATH: 13.70 )
NATH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 21
Current: 13.7

4.7
21
PEG 1.30
NATH's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. NATH: 1.30 )
NATH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 75
Current: 1.3

0.57
75
Shiller P/E 40.80
NATH's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.37 vs. NATH: 40.80 )
NATH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.19   Max: 768
Current: 40.8

14.19
768

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 11.70
NATH's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
52% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.40 vs. NATH: 11.70 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.71   Max: 63
Current: 11.7

2.71
63
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.40
NATH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. NATH: 8.40 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 78.7
Current: 8.4

2.31
78.7
Price/Tangible Book 5.40
NATH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NATH: 5.40 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 6.23
Current: 5.4

1.01
6.23
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.30
NATH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
51% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NATH: 2.30 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.77
Current: 2.3

0.4
2.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
NATH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. NATH: 1.70 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.7

0.28
1.87
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
NATH's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NATH: 1.10 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 7.66
Current: 1.1

0.32
7.66
Price/Graham Number 2.50
NATH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NATH: 2.50 )
NATH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.84
Current: 2.5

0.52
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
NATH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NATH: 7.30 )
NATH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 21.1
Current: 7.3

4.8
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.47
NATH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.39 vs. NATH: 28.47 )
NATH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 5941.4
Current: 28.47

0.6
5941.4

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:NFA.Germany
Nathans Famous, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on July 10, 1992 under the name 'Nathan's Famous Holding Corporation' to act as the parent of a Delaware corporation then-known as Nathan's Famous, Inc. On December 15, 1992, it changed its name to Nathan's Famous, Inc. The Company is engaged in the marketing of the 'Nathan's Famous' brand and the sale of products bearing the 'Nathan's Famous' trademarks through several different channels of distribution. The operation and franchising of quick-service restaurants features Nathan's Beef Hot Dogs, crinkle-cut French-fries, and a variety of other menu offerings, which operate under the name 'Nathan's Famous,' the name first used at its original Coney Island restaurant. The Branded Product Program, introduced in fiscal 1998, which allows foodservice operators to prepare and sell Nathan's World Famous Beef Hot Dogs and certain other proprietary products outside of the realm of a traditional franchise relationship while making limited use of the Nathan's Famous trademark. A licensing program which began in 1978, which authorizes various third parties to manufacture, market and distribute various bulk and packaged products bearing the Nathan's Famous trademarks to food service customers and retail customers through supermarkets, club stores and other grocery-type outlets. It also owns the Arthur Treacher's brand and trademarks. Its menu is designed to take advantage of site-specific market opportunities by adding complementary food items to the core menu. Arthur Treacher's product is its 'Original Fish-n-Chips,' consisting of fish fillets coated with a special batter prepared under a proprietary formula, deep-fried golden brown, and served with English-style chips and corn meal 'hush puppies.' It is subject to Federal Trade Commission regulation and several state laws that regulate the offer and sale of franchises.

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