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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 62.60
PBPB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. PBPB: 62.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 66.05 Max: N/A
Current: 62.6
Equity to Asset 0.79
PBPB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. PBPB: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.64  Med: 0.80 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.79
-1.64
0.82
Interest Coverage 40.62
PBPB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.85 vs. PBPB: 40.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.49  Med: 15.83 Max: 40.62
Current: 40.62
1.49
40.62
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.34
WACC vs ROIC
2.31%
5.90%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.56
PBPB's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. PBPB: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.22 Max: 3.45
Current: 2.56
0.35
3.45
Net-margin (%) 1.53
PBPB's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. PBPB: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.24  Med: 1.33 Max: 8.75
Current: 1.53
-0.24
8.75
ROE (%) 3.34
PBPB's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. PBPB: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.82  Med: 2.82 Max: 2.82
Current: 3.34
ROA (%) 2.69
PBPB's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. PBPB: 2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 8.39 Max: 21.3
Current: 2.69
0.8
21.3
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.31
PBPB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.42 vs. PBPB: 10.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.99  Med: 11.07 Max: 27.59
Current: 10.31
1.99
27.59
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2014

PBPB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Swensen 109,762 sh (New)
Jim Simons 48,670 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,000 sh (+31.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Robert Olstein 165,000 sh (-21.80%)
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Q1 2015

PBPB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 24,300 sh (New)
Jim Simons 173,600 sh (+256.69%)
Robert Olstein 235,000 sh (+42.42%)
David Swensen Sold Out
Steven Cohen 100 sh (-99.29%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 77.14
PBPB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.20 vs. PBPB: 77.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 71.26  Med: 80.87 Max: 106.53
Current: 77.14
71.26
106.53
PE(NRI) 79.00
PBPB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
87% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 27.60 vs. PBPB: 79.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 72.94  Med: 82.77 Max: 109.57
Current: 79
72.94
109.57
P/B 2.49
PBPB's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. PBPB: 2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PBPB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.14  Med: 2.61 Max: 5.03
Current: 2.49
2.14
5.03
P/S 1.18
PBPB's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. PBPB: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PBPB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.10 Max: 1.4
Current: 1.18
0.36
1.4
POCF 13.42
PBPB's POCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.49 vs. PBPB: 13.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PBPB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 12.45 Max: 17.43
Current: 13.42
3.39
17.43
EV-to-EBIT 39.53
PBPB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. PBPB: 39.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PBPB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1032.1  Med: 41.00 Max: 616.7
Current: 39.53
-1032.1
616.7
Current Ratio 3.03
PBPB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. PBPB: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 3.76 Max: 4.51
Current: 3.03
0.43
4.51
Quick Ratio 2.93
PBPB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. PBPB: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 3.65 Max: 4.39
Current: 2.93
0.41
4.39
Days Inventory 3.31
PBPB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. PBPB: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 2.57  Med: 3.35 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.31
2.57
3.8
Days Sales Outstanding 5.61
PBPB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. PBPB: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 3.61  Med: 4.00 Max: 4.48
Current: 5.61
3.61
4.48

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 19.46
PBPB's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
60% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.87 vs. PBPB: 19.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 10.8  Med: 14.48 Max: 19.86
Current: 19.46
10.8
19.86
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.17
PBPB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. PBPB: 10.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 7.15  Med: 9.73 Max: 14.54
Current: 10.17
7.15
14.54
Price/Tangible Book 2.59
PBPB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. PBPB: 2.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.24  Med: 2.85 Max: 4.78
Current: 2.59
2.24
4.78
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
PBPB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. PBPB: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.1
Current: 1.08
0.39
1.1
Price/Graham Number 2.93
PBPB's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
69% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. PBPB: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.98  Med: 9.21 Max: 17.93
Current: 2.93
2.98
17.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.52
PBPB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. PBPB: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PBPB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 2.00 Max: 2.8
Current: 2.52
0.2
2.8

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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