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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 67.45
PBPB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. PBPB: 67.45 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.44   Max: No Debt
Current: 67.45

Equity to Asset 0.80
PBPB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. PBPB: 0.80 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.64   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.8

-1.64
0.82
Interest Coverage 3.81
PBPB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.31 vs. PBPB: 3.81 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.49   Max: 16.56
Current: 3.81

1.49
16.56
Z-Score: 6.81
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.11
PBPB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. PBPB: -0.11 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 3.45
Current: -0.11

0.35
3.45
Net-margin (%) -0.01
PBPB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. PBPB: -0.01 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.24   Max: 8.75
Current: -0.01

-0.24
8.75
ROE (%) -0.03
PBPB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.38 vs. PBPB: -0.03 )
PBPB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -0.03

ROA (%) -0.02
PBPB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. PBPB: -0.02 )
PBPB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 21.3
Current: -0.02

0.8
21.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.43
PBPB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.03 vs. PBPB: -0.43 )
PBPB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 27.59
Current: -0.43

1.99
27.59
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

PBPB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 17,869 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 77,000 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 50,000 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

PBPB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Robert Olstein 135,000 sh (+75.32%)
Chase Coleman 50,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Q2 2014

PBPB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 16,000 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 181,000 sh (+34.07%)
Chase Coleman 50,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

PBPB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 10,650 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 22,225 sh (+38.91%)
Robert Olstein 211,000 sh (+16.57%)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with PBPB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 34.07%0.1%$15.28 - $18.32 $ 14.06-14%181000
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 75.32%0.14%$17.82 - $26.17 $ 14.06-35%135000
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$17.82 - $26.17 $ 14.06-35%0
Robert Olstein 2013-12-31 New Buy0.27%$24.25 - $32.4 $ 14.06-49%77000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$24.25 - $32.4 $ 14.06-49%17869
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Ratios

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P/B 2.62
PBPB's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. PBPB: 2.62 )
PBPB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.14   Max: 5.03
Current: 2.62

2.14
5.03
P/S 1.30
PBPB's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. PBPB: 1.30 )
PBPB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.3

0.36
1.32
PFCF 281.20
PBPB's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 69.37 vs. PBPB: 281.20 )
PBPB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.79   Max: 283.8
Current: 281.2

14.79
283.8
POCF 14.49
PBPB's POCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.12 vs. PBPB: 14.49 )
PBPB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 14.63
Current: 14.49

3.39
14.63
EV-to-EBIT -972.42
PBPB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
62% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 22.10 vs. PBPB: -972.42 )
PBPB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1032.1   Max: 616.7
Current: -972.42

-1032.1
616.7
Current Ratio 3.76
PBPB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PBPB: 3.76 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.51
Current: 3.76

0.43
4.51
Quick Ratio 3.65
PBPB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. PBPB: 3.65 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 4.39
Current: 3.65

0.41
4.39
Days Inventory 3.26
PBPB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.61 vs. PBPB: 3.26 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.26

2.57
3.8
Days Sales Outstanding 5.25
PBPB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. PBPB: 5.25 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 4.35
Current: 5.25

3.61
4.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.02
PBPB's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
95% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PBPB: 13.02 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 10.96   Max: 19.42
Current: 13.02

10.96
19.42
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.34
PBPB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. PBPB: 11.34 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 9.55   Max: 17.72
Current: 11.34

9.55
17.72
Price/Tangible Book 2.71
PBPB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. PBPB: 2.71 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.28   Max: 4.78
Current: 2.71

2.28
4.78
Price/Median PS Value 2.78
PBPB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. PBPB: 2.78 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.78

0.91
2.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -0.10
PBPB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. PBPB: -0.10 )
PBPB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.3
Current: -0.1

0.2
0.3

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Traded in other countries:PTB.Germany,
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.

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