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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 15.36
SAFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
75% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SAFM: 15.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.09 Max: 15.36
Current: 15.36
0
15.36
Equity to Asset 0.82
SAFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SAFM: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.82
0.4
0.82
Interest Coverage 148.20
SAFM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
64% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 28.34 vs. SAFM: 148.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 14.37 Max: 262.09
Current: 148.2
0.27
262.09
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 9.89
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
9.68%
40.67%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 16.16
SAFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1389 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SAFM: 16.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.52  Med: 6.42 Max: 13.76
Current: 16.16
-9.52
13.76
Net-margin (%) 10.54
SAFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. SAFM: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.42  Med: 3.41 Max: 8.98
Current: 10.54
-6.42
8.98
ROE (%) 34.84
SAFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. SAFM: 34.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.05  Med: 19.21 Max: 38.38
Current: 34.84
-22.05
38.38
ROA (%) 27.78
SAFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1409 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. SAFM: 27.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.2  Med: 9.73 Max: 27.13
Current: 27.78
-14.2
27.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 57.94
SAFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. SAFM: 57.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25.22  Med: 22.50 Max: 66.24
Current: 57.94
-25.22
66.24
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
SAFM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SAFM: 11.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 10.50 Max: 19
Current: 11.4
1.7
19
» SAFM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SAFM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 538,175 sh (+31.99%)
David Dreman 746 sh (+26.44%)
RS Investment Management 4,300 sh (+22.86%)
John Keeley 30,820 sh (-4.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,000 sh (-6.04%)
Chuck Royce 1,723,714 sh (-6.85%)
Jim Simons 3,600 sh (-98.85%)
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Q3 2014

SAFM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 3,180 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 320,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,069 sh (+71.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 795,362 sh (+47.79%)
John Keeley 30,820 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman 690 sh (-7.51%)
Chuck Royce 1,572,579 sh (-8.77%)
RS Investment Management 3,040 sh (-29.30%)
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Q4 2014

SAFM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 134,017 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 1,125,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 34,919 sh (+45.08%)
RS Investment Management 3,940 sh (+29.61%)
Joel Greenblatt 956,228 sh (+20.23%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
David Dreman 639 sh (-7.39%)
John Keeley 27,420 sh (-11.03%)
Chuck Royce 1,329,259 sh (-15.47%)
Chuck Royce 1,329,259 sh (-15.47%)
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Q1 2015

SAFM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Dreman 1,439 sh (+125.20%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,126,665 sh (+17.82%)
RS Investment Management 4,640 sh (+17.77%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley 26,720 sh (-2.55%)
Chuck Royce 1,239,499 sh (-6.75%)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,980 sh (-17.01%)
Chase Coleman 925,000 sh (-17.78%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 5.65
SAFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. SAFM: 5.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.64  Med: 10.68 Max: 111.86
Current: 5.65
5.64
111.86
Forward P/E 8.58
SAFM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. SAFM: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 5.70
SAFM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.60 vs. SAFM: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.65  Med: 10.74 Max: 174
Current: 5.7
5.65
174
P/B 1.74
SAFM's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. SAFM: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SAFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26  Med: 2.08 Max: 3.58
Current: 1.74
1.26
3.58
P/S 0.58
SAFM's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SAFM: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SAFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.58
0.26
0.97
PFCF 9.13
SAFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 21.48 vs. SAFM: 9.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SAFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.74  Med: 11.05 Max: 79.61
Current: 9.13
5.74
79.61
POCF 4.39
SAFM's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 940 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. SAFM: 4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SAFM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.39  Med: 7.12 Max: 185.3
Current: 4.39
4.39
185.3
EV-to-EBIT 3.30
SAFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. SAFM: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SAFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -53.1  Med: 6.20 Max: 55.6
Current: 3.3
-53.1
55.6
Shiller P/E 15.65
SAFM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 650 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 22.79 vs. SAFM: 15.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.16  Med: 18.99 Max: 53.04
Current: 15.65
9.16
53.04
Current Ratio 3.47
SAFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1251 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SAFM: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.24  Med: 3.11 Max: 4.7
Current: 3.47
2.24
4.7
Quick Ratio 2.07
SAFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 1250 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SAFM: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 1.50 Max: 2.4
Current: 2.07
0.98
2.4
Days Inventory 33.58
SAFM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 1350 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 63.73 vs. SAFM: 33.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.78  Med: 32.12 Max: 36.92
Current: 33.58
27.78
36.92
Days Sales Outstanding 14.90
SAFM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 38.58 vs. SAFM: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.45  Med: 17.44 Max: 23.9
Current: 14.9
13.45
23.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.15
SAFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1539 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SAFM: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.31 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.15
0.62
2.54
Dividend Payout 0.06
SAFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SAFM: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.14 Max: 3.67
Current: 0.06
0.05
3.67
Dividend growth (3y) 6.40
SAFM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. SAFM: 6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 6.70 Max: 36.7
Current: 6.4
0
36.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.57
SAFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SAFM: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.80 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.57
0.85
3.5
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
SAFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
52% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. SAFM: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9  Med: -0.50 Max: -3.1
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.37
SAFM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 579 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.62 vs. SAFM: 5.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.37  Med: 10.97 Max: 125.88
Current: 5.37
5.37
125.88
Price/Tangible Book 1.73
SAFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. SAFM: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.79 Max: 3.36
Current: 1.73
0.76
3.36
Price/Projected FCF 1.11
SAFM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SAFM: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 2.07 Max: 66.11
Current: 1.11
0.57
66.11
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
SAFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SAFM: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.03
0.27
1.63
Price/Graham Number 0.65
SAFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 910 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SAFM: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.51
Current: 0.65
0.62
3.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 30.65
SAFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1382 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SAFM: 30.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 14.90 Max: 30.7
Current: 30.65
1.8
30.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -14.78
SAFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. SAFM: -14.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SAFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -24.7  Med: -1.80 Max: 60.9
Current: -14.78
-24.7
60.9

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
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Sanderson Farms Inc was incorporated in Mississippi in 1955, and is a fully-integrated poultry processing company engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken products. The Company is also engaged in the processing, marketing and distribution of prepared chicken through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division). The Company sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, mainly under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, and casual dining operators principally in the southeastern, southwestern, northeastern and western United States, and to customers who resell frozen chicken into export markets. The Company conducts its chicken operations through Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sanderson Farms, Inc. The production subsidiary, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division), which has facilities in Laurel, Collins, Hazlehurst and McComb, Mississippi; Bryan, Waco, and Robertson County, Texas; Adel, Georgia and Kinston, North Carolina, is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler stage. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), which has facilities in Laurel, Collins, Hazlehurst and McComb, Mississippi; Hammond, Louisiana; Bryan and Waco, Texas; Moultrie, Georgia and Kinston, North Carolina, is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chickens. The Company's chicken operations presently encompass 8 hatcheries, 7 feed mills and 9 processing plants, which includes the facilities at its new Kinston, North Carolina complex. The Company's prepared chicken product line includes approximately 94 institutional and consumer packaged partially cooked or marinated chicken items that it sells nationally and regionally, mainly to distributors and food service establishments. Its prepared chicken items are sold nationally and regionally, mainly to distributors and national food service accounts. Sales of such products are handled by sales personnel of the Company and by independent food brokers. Prepared chicken items are distributed from the Company's plant in Jackson, Mississippi, through arrangements with contract carriers. The Company's chicken processing plants are subject to continuous on-site inspection by the USDA. The Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division) prepared chicken plant operates under the USDAs Total Quality Control Program, which is a strict self-inspection plan written in cooperation with and monitored by the USDA.
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