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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.14
NGVC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NGVC: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NGVC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.35 Max: N/A
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.48
NGVC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NGVC: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NGVC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.48
0.18
0.58
Interest Coverage 8.86
NGVC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. NGVC: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NGVC' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.24  Med: 9.57 Max: 21.08
Current: 8.86
7.24
21.08
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 4.68
M-Score: -2.87
WACC vs ROIC
6.57%
11.64%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.89
NGVC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. NGVC: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NGVC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 4.03 Max: 4.66
Current: 3.89
2.8
4.66
Net-margin (%) 2.19
NGVC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NGVC: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NGVC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 1.98 Max: 2.59
Current: 2.19
1.32
2.59
ROE (%) 12.58
NGVC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. NGVC: 12.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NGVC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.4  Med: 15.17 Max: 80.91
Current: 12.58
13.4
80.91
ROA (%) 6.23
NGVC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NGVC: 6.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NGVC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.03  Med: 7.53 Max: 14.63
Current: 6.23
5.03
14.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.53
NGVC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.13 vs. NGVC: 16.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NGVC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.99  Med: 19.90 Max: 46.17
Current: 16.53
15.99
46.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 22.80
NGVC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NGVC: 22.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NGVC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 23.35 Max: 25.3
Current: 22.8
0
25.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 31.40
NGVC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. NGVC: 31.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NGVC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 31.10 Max: 39.7
Current: 31.4
0
39.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 33.90
NGVC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. NGVC: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NGVC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 33.45 Max: 55.4
Current: 33.9
0
55.4
» NGVC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

NGVC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 20,800 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 129,500 sh (New)
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Q3 2015

NGVC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 180,500 sh (+767.79%)
Chuck Royce 250,000 sh (+93.05%)
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Q4 2015

NGVC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 280,000 sh (+12.00%)
Jim Simons 193,100 sh (+6.98%)
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Q1 2016

NGVC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Chuck Royce 315,000 sh (+12.50%)
Jim Simons 197,600 sh (+2.33%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:N2V.Germany,
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc is a specialty retailer of natural, organic groceries and dietary supplements.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc was incorporated in Delaware on April 9, 2012. The Company is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. Its products include bulk food and private label products, dry, frozen and canned groceries, meats and seafood, dairy products and dairy substitutes, prepared foods, bread and baked goods and beverages. Its other products include body care, pet care, household and general merchandise and books and handouts. It sells natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company's 107,000 square foot bulk food repackaging facility and distribution center is in Golden, Colorado. The Company stock approximately 400 titles in its book department. Titles cover various approaches to diet, lifestyle and health. The Company is subject to governmental laws and regulations.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.02
NGVC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.81 vs. NGVC: 20.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NGVC' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.02  Med: 42.35 Max: 91.79
Current: 20.02
20.02
91.79
Forward P/E 19.96
NGVC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. NGVC: 19.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.02
NGVC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
53% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.67 vs. NGVC: 20.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NGVC' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 20.02  Med: 42.35 Max: 91.79
Current: 20.02
20.02
91.79
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 77.44
NGVC's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
91% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.21 vs. NGVC: 77.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
NGVC' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.41  Med: 46.72 Max: 127.14
Current: 77.44
28.41
127.14
P/B 2.38
NGVC's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. NGVC: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NGVC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.38  Med: 5.68 Max: 11.14
Current: 2.38
2.38
11.14
P/S 0.44
NGVC's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NGVC: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NGVC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.10 Max: 2.19
Current: 0.44
0.44
2.19
POCF 8.44
NGVC's POCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.42 vs. NGVC: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NGVC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.44  Med: 16.91 Max: 38.82
Current: 8.44
8.44
38.82
EV-to-EBIT 12.55
NGVC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. NGVC: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NGVC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.5  Med: 24.15 Max: 54.3
Current: 12.55
12.5
54.3
EV-to-EBITDA 6.59
NGVC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
80% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.56 vs. NGVC: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
NGVC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 14.20 Max: 30.6
Current: 6.59
6.6
30.6
PEG 0.64
NGVC's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. NGVC: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
NGVC' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.64
0.51
0.83
Current Ratio 1.32
NGVC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. NGVC: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NGVC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.32 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.32
1.03
1.79
Quick Ratio 0.15
NGVC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. NGVC: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NGVC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.15
0.09
0.63
Days Inventory 57.23
NGVC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
70% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.94 vs. NGVC: 57.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NGVC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.2  Med: 51.57 Max: 54.93
Current: 57.23
29.2
54.93
Days Sales Outstanding 1.24
NGVC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. NGVC: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NGVC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.53
Current: 1.24
1.5
3.53
Days Payable 42.55
NGVC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
53% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 45.66 vs. NGVC: 42.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
NGVC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.76  Med: 34.04 Max: 41.15
Current: 42.55
29.76
41.15

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.49
NGVC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. NGVC: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NGVC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.74  Med: 6.06 Max: 10.99
Current: 2.49
3.74
10.99
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
NGVC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. NGVC: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NGVC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.91
Current: 0.4
0.64
1.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
NGVC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. NGVC: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
NGVC' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 1.31 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.8
Price/Graham Number 1.49
NGVC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. NGVC: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NGVC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.12  Med: 3.61 Max: 6.44
Current: 1.49
2.12
6.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.00
NGVC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. NGVC: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NGVC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 4.10 Max: 8
Current: 8
1.8
8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 37.96
NGVC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. NGVC: 37.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
NGVC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38  Med: 38.00 Max: 38.5
Current: 37.96
38
38.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $666.2
EPS (TTM) $ 0.65
Beta0.67
Short Percentage of Float25.69%
52-Week Range $12.29 - 28.67
Shares Outstanding (Mil)22.50

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17
Revenue (Mil $) 707 804
EPS ($) 0.54 0.62
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.54 0.62
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
14.00%
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