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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 0.34
NGVC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NGVC: 0.34 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.34

Equity to Asset 0.53
NGVC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NGVC: 0.53 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.53

0.18
0.58
Interest Coverage 8.81
NGVC's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. NGVC: 8.81 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.24   Max: 21.08
Current: 8.81

7.24
21.08
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 6.49
M-Score: -3.06
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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Operating margin (%) 4.64
NGVC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. NGVC: 4.64 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 4.43
Current: 4.64

2.8
4.43
Net-margin (%) 2.50
NGVC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. NGVC: 2.50 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 2.45
Current: 2.5

1.32
2.45
ROE (%) 13.08
NGVC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. NGVC: 13.08 )
NGVC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 9.11   Max: 40.46
Current: 13.08

9.11
40.46
ROA (%) 6.91
NGVC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. NGVC: 6.91 )
NGVC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.44   Max: 7.31
Current: 6.91

4.44
7.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.47
NGVC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. NGVC: 18.47 )
NGVC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.72   Max: 23.08
Current: 18.47

13.72
23.08
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

NGVC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

RS Investment Management 299,260 sh (+11.41%)
Pioneer Investments 87,912 sh (-0.89%)
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Q4 2013

NGVC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Bill Frels 10,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 96,396 sh (+9.65%)
RS Investment Management 311,460 sh (+4.08%)
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Q1 2014

NGVC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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

NGVC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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

Latest Guru Trades with NGVC

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 33.60
NGVC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. NGVC: 33.60 )
NGVC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 33.01   Max: 93.34
Current: 33.6

33.01
93.34
P/B 4.40
NGVC's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. NGVC: 4.40 )
NGVC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 11.13
Current: 4.4

4.33
11.13
P/S 0.84
NGVC's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NGVC: 0.84 )
NGVC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.19
Current: 0.84

0.83
2.19
EV-to-EBIT 18.69
NGVC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.76 vs. NGVC: 18.69 )
NGVC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 18.4   Max: 54.3
Current: 18.69

18.4
54.3
Current Ratio 1.40
NGVC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. NGVC: 1.40 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.4

1.03
1.79
Quick Ratio 0.21
NGVC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. NGVC: 0.21 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.21

0.15
0.63

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.45
NGVC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. NGVC: 4.45 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 11
Current: 4.45

4.9
11
Price/Median PS Value 0.55
NGVC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. NGVC: 0.55 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.55

0.61
1.38
Price/Graham Number 2.58
NGVC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
68% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NGVC: 2.58 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.84   Max: 6.43
Current: 2.58

2.84
6.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.40
NGVC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. NGVC: 5.40 )
NGVC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 5.4
Current: 5.4

1.8
5.4

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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