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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
PBPB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
86% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. PBPB: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PBPB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.71
PBPB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PBPB: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PBPB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.64  Med: 0.76 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.71
-1.64
0.82
Interest Coverage 85.74
PBPB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. PBPB: 85.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PBPB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 16.2 Max: 85.74
Current: 85.74
1.49
85.74
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 5.16
M-Score: -3.65
WACC vs ROIC
9.51%
8.16%
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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Operating margin (%) 3.07
PBPB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.18 vs. PBPB: 3.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PBPB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.38 Max: 3.45
Current: 3.07
0.35
3.45
Net-margin (%) 1.87
PBPB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. PBPB: 1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PBPB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.24  Med: 1.42 Max: 8.75
Current: 1.87
-0.24
8.75
ROE (%) 5.84
PBPB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. PBPB: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PBPB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 3.38 Max: 5.84
Current: 5.84
2.82
5.84
ROA (%) 4.30
PBPB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.28 vs. PBPB: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PBPB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 3.07 Max: 21.3
Current: 4.3
0.8
21.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.68
PBPB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.44 vs. PBPB: 12.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PBPB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 10.3 Max: 27.59
Current: 12.68
1.99
27.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -40.80
PBPB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. PBPB: -40.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PBPB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -41.7 Max: -40.8
Current: -40.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -42.40
PBPB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PBPB: -42.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PBPB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -44.8 Max: -42.4
Current: -42.4
» PBPB's 10-Y Financials

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Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

PBPB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 1,059,400 sh (+39.07%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Olstein 332,000 sh (-20.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 47,754 sh (-32.93%)
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Q1 2016

PBPB Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 263,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,488,200 sh (+40.48%)
Paul Tudor Jones 57,524 sh (+20.46%)
Robert Olstein 341,000 sh (+2.71%)
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Q2 2016

PBPB Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 1,695,100 sh (+13.90%)
Robert Olstein 370,470 sh (+8.64%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 45,285 sh (-21.28%)
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Q3 2016

PBPB Guru Trades in Q3 2016

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Robert Olstein 374,100 sh (+0.98%)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,353 sh (-28.56%)
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Potbelly Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Potbelly Sandwich Works LLC, operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in 26 states & the District of Columbia. It offers toasty warm sandwiches, signature salads & other fresh menu items.

Potbelly Corporation was established in 1977. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Potbelly Sandwich Works LLC, operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in 21 states and the District of Columbia. The Company has 234, 264 and 296 company-operated shops in operation, respectively. The Company also sells and administers franchises of new Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops. Its sandwiches, salads and hand-dipped milkshakes are all made fresh to order and its cookies are baked fresh each day. Each of its shops offers freshly-made food with high quality ingredients from a simple menu with sandwiches at a limited number of price points. Its sandwich offerings include Turkey Breast, Italian, Grilled Chicken and Cheddar, Smoked Ham, A Wreck, Chicken Salad, Meatball, Mediterranean, Roast Beef and Tuna Salad. Customers can also order off-menu sandwiches and variations on its sandwiches, including the "Wrecking Ball" (A Wreck plus meatballs), the "Lucky Seven" (which includes all seven of its sliced meat choices) and the "Cheeseburger" (the Meatball with cheddar cheese and no marinara). Its shops also offer salads which are made fresh to order with high quality ingredients. It also offers soups, chili and side dishes. Different soups are offered daily, including varieties such as Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken Noodle, Loaded Baked Potato, Chicken Enchilada, Spicy Southwest Veggie and Tomato soup. Its methods of marketing and advertising promotes and maintain the Potbelly brand image and, among other things, generate awareness of shop locations and new menu offerings. The Company competes in the restaurant industry, primarily in the limited-service restaurant segment but also with restaurants in the full-service restaurant segment, and face significant competition from a variety of restaurants, convenience stores and other outlets on a national, regional and local level. The Company and its franchisees are subject to various federal, state, local and international laws affecting its business.

Top Ranked Articles about Potbelly Corp

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 48.10
PBPB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.18 vs. PBPB: 48.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PBPB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 60.73 Max: 109.57
Current: 48.1
1.48
109.57
PE(NRI) 48.10
PBPB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.04 vs. PBPB: 48.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PBPB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.48  Med: 60.73 Max: 109.57
Current: 48.1
1.48
109.57
P/B 2.88
PBPB's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. PBPB: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PBPB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.99  Med: 2.6 Max: 5.03
Current: 2.88
1.99
5.03
P/S 0.94
PBPB's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. PBPB: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PBPB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.9 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.94
0.33
1.41
PFCF 23.81
PBPB's PFCF is ranked higher than
52% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.66 vs. PBPB: 23.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PBPB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.51  Med: 43.7 Max: 14000
Current: 23.81
16.51
14000
POCF 8.53
PBPB's POCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.84 vs. PBPB: 8.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PBPB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.2  Med: 8.71 Max: 17.27
Current: 8.53
3.2
17.27
EV-to-EBIT 26.28
PBPB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. PBPB: 26.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PBPB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1032.1  Med: 32.5 Max: 616.7
Current: 26.28
-1032.1
616.7
EV-to-EBITDA 9.26
PBPB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
74% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.22 vs. PBPB: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
PBPB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7  Med: 10.4 Max: 28.5
Current: 9.26
7
28.5
Current Ratio 1.70
PBPB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. PBPB: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PBPB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 2.41 Max: 4.51
Current: 1.7
0.43
4.51
Quick Ratio 1.60
PBPB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. PBPB: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PBPB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 2.3 Max: 4.39
Current: 1.6
0.41
4.39
Days Inventory 3.44
PBPB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
89% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. PBPB: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PBPB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 3.49 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.44
2.57
3.8
Days Sales Outstanding 4.13
PBPB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
67% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. PBPB: 4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PBPB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.61  Med: 4.35 Max: 4.48
Current: 4.13
3.61
4.48
Days Payable 4.74
PBPB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
98% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 36.28 vs. PBPB: 4.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
PBPB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.19  Med: 4.58 Max: 7.04
Current: 4.74
3.19
7.04

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -81.60
PBPB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. PBPB: -81.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
PBPB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -87.9  Med: -81.6 Max: 0
Current: -81.6
-87.9
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.97
PBPB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. PBPB: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PBPB' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23  Med: 2.67 Max: 4.78
Current: 2.97
2.23
4.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.02
PBPB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. PBPB: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PBPB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.35
Current: 1.02
0.43
1.35
Price/Graham Number 2.50
PBPB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
68% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. PBPB: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PBPB' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 2.54 Max: 3.17
Current: 2.5
0.38
3.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.82
PBPB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. PBPB: 3.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PBPB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 2.9 Max: 4.4
Current: 3.82
0.2
4.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $399.9
EPS (TTM) $ 0.29
Beta0.95
Short Percentage of Float6.77%
52-Week Range $9.82 - 14.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.19
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