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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.29
NGVC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. NGVC: 0.29 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: N/A
Current: 0.29

Equity to Asset 0.51
NGVC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NGVC: 0.51 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.51

0.18
0.58
Interest Coverage 9.71
NGVC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.78 vs. NGVC: 9.71 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.24   Max: 21.12
Current: 9.71

7.24
21.12
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.89
M-Score: -2.01
WACC vs ROIC
5.89%
14.64%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.80
NGVC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. NGVC: 4.80 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 4.66
Current: 4.8

2.8
4.66
Net-margin (%) 2.71
NGVC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NGVC: 2.71 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 2.59
Current: 2.71

1.32
2.59
ROE (%) 15.60
NGVC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.34 vs. NGVC: 15.60 )
NGVC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.4   Max: 80.91
Current: 15.6

13.4
80.91
ROA (%) 8.10
NGVC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.23 vs. NGVC: 8.10 )
NGVC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.03   Max: 14.63
Current: 8.1

5.03
14.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.93
NGVC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 624 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.05 vs. NGVC: 20.93 )
NGVC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.92   Max: 46.15
Current: 20.93

15.92
46.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.30
NGVC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NGVC: 25.30 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 25.3
Current: 25.3

0
25.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 39.30
NGVC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NGVC: 39.30 )
NGVC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 39.3
Current: 39.3

0
39.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 55.40
NGVC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. NGVC: 55.40 )
NGVC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.4
Current: 55.4

0
55.4
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NGVC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Bill Frels Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 93,817 sh (-2.68%)
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Q2 2014

NGVC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 29,900 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 25,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Q3 2014

NGVC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 70,100 sh (+180.40%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q4 2014

NGVC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.40
NGVC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. NGVC: 36.40 )
NGVC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 26.56   Max: 93.34
Current: 36.4

26.56
93.34
Forward P/E 33.44
NGVC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 25.38 vs. NGVC: 33.44 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.90
NGVC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
70% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.30 vs. NGVC: 36.90 )
NGVC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 26.65   Max: 94.02
Current: 36.9

26.65
94.02
P/B 5.50
NGVC's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. NGVC: 5.50 )
NGVC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 11.13
Current: 5.5

3.63
11.13
P/S 0.99
NGVC's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NGVC: 0.99 )
NGVC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 2.19
Current: 0.99

0.69
2.19
PFCF 100.70
NGVC's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 68.01 vs. NGVC: 100.70 )
NGVC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 94.32   Max: 2403
Current: 100.7

94.32
2403
POCF 14.16
NGVC's POCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. NGVC: 14.16 )
NGVC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.26   Max: 38.94
Current: 14.16

11.26
38.94
EV-to-EBIT 21.46
NGVC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. NGVC: 21.46 )
NGVC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.5   Max: 54.3
Current: 21.46

15.5
54.3
Current Ratio 1.25
NGVC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. NGVC: 1.25 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.25

1.03
1.79
Quick Ratio 0.19
NGVC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. NGVC: 0.19 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.19

0.1
0.63
Days Inventory 52.76
NGVC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 42.19 vs. NGVC: 52.76 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.2   Max: 54
Current: 52.76

29.2
54
Days Sales Outstanding 1.38
NGVC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
96% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. NGVC: 1.38 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.53
Current: 1.38

1.5
3.53

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.50
NGVC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NGVC: 5.50 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.73   Max: 11
Current: 5.5

3.73
11
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
NGVC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NGVC: 0.70 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.7

0.53
1.59
Price/Graham Number 3.00
NGVC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
62% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. NGVC: 3.00 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.12   Max: 6.43
Current: 3

2.12
6.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
NGVC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
62% of the 617 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NGVC: 4.40 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 6.4
Current: 4.4

1.8
6.4

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 626 744
EPS($) 0.67 0.75
EPS without NRI($) 0.67 0.75

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:N2V.Germany,
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on April 9, 2012. Natural Grocers is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company focuses on providing high-quality products at affordable prices, exceptional customer service, nutrition education and community outreach. It strives to generate long-term relationships with its customers based on transparency and trust by: selling only natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements that meet its strict quality guidelines - it does not approve for sale grocery products that are known to contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils; utilizing an efficient and flexible small-store format to offer affordable prices and a shopper-friendly retail environment; and enhancing its customers' shopping experience by providing free science-based nutrition education to help its customers make well-informed health and nutrition choices. It has significantly expanded from 27 stores in three states as of September 30, 2008 to 55 stores in 11 states as of June 30, 2012, including Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. It successfully opened six, six and ten new stores during the fiscal years ended September 30, 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively, and six new stores in the nine months ended June 30, 2012. The Company plans to open four new stores in the remainder of fiscal year 2012. Currently it operates approximately 55 stores in 11 states, including Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming as well as a bulk food repackaging facility and distribution center in Colorado. The Company is subject to regulation by several federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, the Federal Trade Commission, or the FTC, the United States Department of Agriculture, or the USDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency and various agencies of the states and localities.
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