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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 0.10
PZZA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. PZZA: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.19 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.1
Equity to Asset 0.13
PZZA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
90% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. PZZA: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.13
0.13
0.88
Interest Coverage 28.85
PZZA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.28 vs. PZZA: 28.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.9  Med: 13.73 Max: 9999.99
Current: 28.85
6.9
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.09
M-Score: -3.11
WACC vs ROIC
2.97%
30.12%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.73
PZZA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. PZZA: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.96  Med: 7.38 Max: 9.78
Current: 7.73
3.96
9.78
Net-margin (%) 4.27
PZZA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. PZZA: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.51  Med: 4.63 Max: 6.33
Current: 4.27
2.51
6.33
ROE (%) 81.36
PZZA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.21 vs. PZZA: 81.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12  Med: 27.28 Max: 65.09
Current: 81.36
12
65.09
ROA (%) 14.08
PZZA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. PZZA: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.44  Med: 12.43 Max: 17.36
Current: 14.08
6.44
17.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 53.00
PZZA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. PZZA: 53.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.66  Med: 37.18 Max: 62.61
Current: 53
18.66
62.61
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.80
PZZA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. PZZA: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 12.40 Max: 31
Current: 16.8
6.3
31
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 16.80
PZZA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. PZZA: 16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.5  Med: 13.20 Max: 36.5
Current: 16.8
-9.5
36.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.50
PZZA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. PZZA: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.9  Med: 17.00 Max: 38.1
Current: 17.5
-14.9
38.1
» PZZA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

PZZA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Columbia Wanger 733,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 315,100 sh (+26.95%)
Murray Stahl 20,360 sh (+9.66%)
Jim Simons 1,375,868 sh (-1.53%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,348 sh (-4.61%)
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Q4 2014

PZZA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Columbia Wanger 776,000 sh (+5.87%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,078,400 sh (-21.62%)
Murray Stahl 15,353 sh (-24.59%)
Steven Cohen 193,400 sh (-38.62%)
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Q1 2015

PZZA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 789,470 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,315,000 sh (+69.46%)
Jim Simons 1,086,400 sh (+0.74%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 13,225 sh (-13.86%)
» More
Q2 2015

PZZA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

RS Investment Management 1,061,730 sh (+34.49%)
RS Investment Management 1,061,730 sh (+34.49%)
Columbia Wanger 1,352,807 sh (+2.88%)
Jim Simons 1,062,600 sh (-2.19%)
Murray Stahl 12,474 sh (-5.68%)
» More
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 39.39
PZZA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
75% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 26.20 vs. PZZA: 39.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.83  Med: 20.48 Max: 45.15
Current: 39.39
10.83
45.15
Forward P/E 17.18
PZZA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
59% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.73 vs. PZZA: 17.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 39.50
PZZA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. PZZA: 39.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.89  Med: 20.63 Max: 45.07
Current: 39.5
10.89
45.07
P/B 41.77
PZZA's P/B is ranked lower than
98% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. PZZA: 41.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
PZZA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.17  Med: 5.49 Max: 47.83
Current: 41.77
3.17
47.83
P/S 1.67
PZZA's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. PZZA: 1.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
PZZA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.80 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.67
0.37
1.93
PFCF 25.82
PZZA's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. PZZA: 25.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
PZZA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.53  Med: 20.07 Max: 64.22
Current: 25.82
7.53
64.22
POCF 18.99
PZZA's POCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. PZZA: 18.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
PZZA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 11.78 Max: 23.8
Current: 18.99
5.7
23.8
EV-to-EBIT 22.77
PZZA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.41 vs. PZZA: 22.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
PZZA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.1  Med: 13.20 Max: 26.4
Current: 22.77
7.1
26.4
PEG 3.50
PZZA's PEG is ranked lower than
62% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. PZZA: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
PZZA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1  Med: 2.16 Max: 517.5
Current: 3.5
1
517.5
Shiller P/E 49.96
PZZA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.62 vs. PZZA: 49.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.39  Med: 21.75 Max: 56.91
Current: 49.96
11.39
56.91
Current Ratio 1.30
PZZA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. PZZA: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.2
Current: 1.3
0.27
3.2
Quick Ratio 1.10
PZZA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. PZZA: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.1
0.2
2.86
Days Inventory 6.64
PZZA's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.94 vs. PZZA: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.12  Med: 9.81 Max: 15.83
Current: 6.64
7.12
15.83
Days Sales Outstanding 11.76
PZZA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
58% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.54 vs. PZZA: 11.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.47  Med: 8.79 Max: 14.69
Current: 11.76
6.47
14.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 0.85
PZZA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. PZZA: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.85
0.29
1.36
Dividend Payout 0.33
PZZA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. PZZA: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.52
Current: 0.33
0.26
0.52
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.85
PZZA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. PZZA: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.85
0.29
1.36
Share Buyback Rate 6.20
PZZA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. PZZA: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 13.2  Med: 5.50 Max: -6.2
Current: 6.2

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 2.55
PZZA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. PZZA: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.18 Max: 6.6
Current: 2.55
0.71
6.6
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.97
PZZA's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
68% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. PZZA: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 2.10
PZZA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. PZZA: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.04 Max: 3.59
Current: 2.1
0.58
3.59
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.62
PZZA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. PZZA: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.69 Max: 4.43
Current: 2.62
0.48
4.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.39
PZZA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. PZZA: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 7.60 Max: 14.1
Current: 4.39
3.8
14.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.29
PZZA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. PZZA: 17.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
PZZA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 4.9  Med: 14.60 Max: 20.1
Current: 17.29
4.9
20.1

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:PP1.Germany,
Papa John's International Inc was founded in 1985 and incorporated in Delaware. The Company in operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and, in certain international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the trademark "Papa John's". There are 4,428 Papa John's restaurants in operation, consisting of 723 Company-owned and 3,705 franchised restaurants operating domestically in all 50 states and in 34 countries. Its Company-owned restaurants include 191 restaurants operated under four joint venture arrangements and 58 units in Beijing and North China. The Company operates in the following segments: domestic Company-owned restaurants, domestic commissaries (Quality Control Centers), and North America franchising, international operations. The domestic Company-owned restaurant segment consists of the operations of all domestic Company-owned restaurants and derives its revenues principally from retail sales of pizza and side items, such as breadsticks, cheesesticks, chicken poppers, chicken wings, dessert pizza and soft drinks to the general public. The domestic commissary segment consists of the operations of its regional dough production and product distribution centers and derives its revenues principally from the sale and distribution of food and paper products to domestic Company-owned and franchised restaurants. The North America franchising segment consists of its franchise sales and support activities and derives its revenues from sales of franchise and development rights and collection of royalties from its franchisees located in the United States and Canada. The international operations segment principally consists of the Company-owned restaurants and distribution sales to franchised Papa John's restaurants located in the United Kingdom, Mexico and China and its franchise sales and support activities, which derive revenues from sales of franchise and development rights and the collection of royalties from its international franchisees. International franchisees are defined as all franchise operations outside of the United States and Canada. In addition to its fresh dough traditional crust pizza, it offers a thin crust pizza, which is a par-baked product produced by a third-party vendor. Its traditional crust pizza offers a container of special garlic sauce and a pepperoncini pepper. Each thin crust pizza is served with a packet of special seasonings and a pepperoncini pepper. The Company's competitors include international, national and regional chains, as well as a large number of local independent pizza operators. The Company, along with its franchisees, are subject to various federal, state and local laws affecting the operation of its respective businesses. The Company owns the federal registration of the trademark "Papa John's".
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