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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.29
NGVC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
68% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. NGVC: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.43 Max: N/A
Current: 0.29
Equity to Asset 0.51
NGVC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. NGVC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.53 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.51
0.18
0.58
Interest Coverage 9.71
NGVC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
70% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.47 vs. NGVC: 9.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 7.24  Med: 9.52 Max: 21.12
Current: 9.71
7.24
21.12
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 7.05
M-Score: -2.01
WACC vs ROIC
2.45%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 4.80
NGVC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. NGVC: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 4.01 Max: 4.66
Current: 4.8
2.8
4.66
Net-margin (%) 2.71
NGVC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. NGVC: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 1.96 Max: 2.59
Current: 2.71
1.32
2.59
ROE (%) 15.60
NGVC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. NGVC: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.4  Med: 15.22 Max: 80.91
Current: 15.6
13.4
80.91
ROA (%) 8.10
NGVC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NGVC: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.03  Med: 7.39 Max: 14.63
Current: 8.1
5.03
14.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.93
NGVC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.67 vs. NGVC: 20.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 15.99  Med: 19.89 Max: 46.17
Current: 20.93
15.99
46.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 25.30
NGVC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. NGVC: 25.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 25.3
Current: 25.3
0
25.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 39.30
NGVC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. NGVC: 39.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 39.3
Current: 39.3
0
39.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 55.40
NGVC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. NGVC: 55.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 55.4
Current: 55.4
0
55.4
» NGVC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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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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P/E(ttm) 38.60
NGVC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. NGVC: 38.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 26.56  Med: 57.91 Max: 93.34
Current: 38.6
26.56
93.34
Forward P/E 35.46
NGVC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.34 vs. NGVC: 35.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 38.80
NGVC's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 27.00 vs. NGVC: 38.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 26.65  Med: 58.37 Max: 94.02
Current: 38.8
26.65
94.02
P/B 5.56
NGVC's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. NGVC: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
NGVC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.63  Med: 6.25 Max: 11.13
Current: 5.56
3.63
11.13
P/S 1.05
NGVC's P/S is ranked lower than
74% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. NGVC: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
NGVC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.29 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.05
0.69
2.19
PFCF 106.96
NGVC's PFCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.53 vs. NGVC: 106.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
NGVC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 90.16  Med: 108.36 Max: 2403
Current: 106.96
90.16
2403
POCF 14.86
NGVC's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. NGVC: 14.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
NGVC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 11.26  Med: 19.49 Max: 38.94
Current: 14.86
11.26
38.94
EV-to-EBIT 22.43
NGVC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. NGVC: 22.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
NGVC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.5  Med: 33.45 Max: 54.3
Current: 22.43
15.5
54.3
Current Ratio 1.25
NGVC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. NGVC: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.03  Med: 1.40 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.25
1.03
1.79
Quick Ratio 0.19
NGVC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. NGVC: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.21 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.19
0.1
0.63
Days Inventory 52.76
NGVC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
66% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 38.03 vs. NGVC: 52.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 29.2  Med: 51.34 Max: 54
Current: 52.76
29.2
54
Days Sales Outstanding 1.38
NGVC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.55 vs. NGVC: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.03 Max: 3.53
Current: 1.38
1.5
3.53

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.88
NGVC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
82% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. NGVC: 5.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.73  Med: 6.55 Max: 11
Current: 5.88
3.73
11
Price/Median PS Value 0.81
NGVC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NGVC: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.04 Max: 1.62
Current: 0.81
0.54
1.62
Price/Graham Number 3.18
NGVC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. NGVC: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 4.06 Max: 6.43
Current: 3.18
2.13
6.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.50
NGVC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. NGVC: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
NGVC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 3.00 Max: 6.4
Current: 4.5
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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