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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 8.28
SAFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SAFM: 8.28 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 8.28
Current: 8.28

0.01
8.28
Equity to Asset 0.81
SAFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 1695 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SAFM: 0.81 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.81

0.43
0.81
Interest Coverage 148.20
SAFM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 1028 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.78 vs. SAFM: 148.20 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 262.09
Current: 148.2

0.27
262.09
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 10.38
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
6.47%
39.58%
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 (%) 15.39
SAFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1709 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. SAFM: 15.39 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.52   Max: 13.76
Current: 15.39

-9.52
13.76
Net-margin (%) 10.03
SAFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. SAFM: 10.03 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.42   Max: 8.98
Current: 10.03

-6.42
8.98
ROE (%) 34.72
SAFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.62 vs. SAFM: 34.72 )
SAFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -22.05   Max: 38.38
Current: 34.72

-22.05
38.38
ROA (%) 27.35
SAFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1721 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. SAFM: 27.35 )
SAFM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.2   Max: 27.13
Current: 27.35

-14.2
27.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.17
SAFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.18 vs. SAFM: 56.17 )
SAFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -25.3   Max: 65.94
Current: 56.17

-25.3
65.94
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.40
SAFM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1465 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SAFM: 11.40 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 1.7   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

Q1 2014

SAFM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

David Dreman 590 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 3,500 sh (New)
John Keeley 32,420 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 600 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 407,742 sh (+210.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,900 sh (+35.45%)
Chuck Royce 1,850,514 sh (-1.38%)
Jim Simons 313,203 sh (-3.61%)
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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

Steven Cohen 320,600 sh (New)
John Burbank 3,180 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%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Steven Cohen 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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 7.40
SAFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 26.80 vs. SAFM: 7.40 )
SAFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 111.86
Current: 7.4

6.2
111.86
Forward P/E 8.49
SAFM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
95% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 39.68 vs. SAFM: 8.49 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 7.70
SAFM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 26.90 vs. SAFM: 7.70 )
SAFM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 174
Current: 7.7

6.2
174
P/B 1.90
SAFM's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. SAFM: 1.90 )
SAFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.26
Current: 1.9

1.26
4.26
P/S 0.60
SAFM's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SAFM: 0.60 )
SAFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.6

0.26
1.08
PFCF 12.90
SAFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 60.18 vs. SAFM: 12.90 )
SAFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 79.61
Current: 12.9

5.74
79.61
POCF 6.12
SAFM's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. SAFM: 6.12 )
SAFM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.68   Max: 185.3
Current: 6.12

4.68
185.3
EV-to-EBIT 4.68
SAFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. SAFM: 4.68 )
SAFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -53.1   Max: 55.6
Current: 4.68

-53.1
55.6
Shiller P/E 19.60
SAFM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 52.29 vs. SAFM: 19.60 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 53.04
Current: 19.6

9.2
53.04
Current Ratio 3.46
SAFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. SAFM: 3.46 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 4.61
Current: 3.46

2.24
4.61
Quick Ratio 2.17
SAFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SAFM: 2.17 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 2.25
Current: 2.17

1.11
2.25
Days Inventory 33.86
SAFM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 73.52 vs. SAFM: 33.86 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.78   Max: 36.92
Current: 33.86

27.78
36.92
Days Sales Outstanding 14.95
SAFM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. SAFM: 14.95 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.45   Max: 23.9
Current: 14.95

13.45
23.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.10
SAFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. SAFM: 1.10 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.54
Current: 1.1

0.57
2.54
Dividend Payout 0.07
SAFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
99% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. SAFM: 0.07 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.22
Current: 0.07

0.07
2.22
Dividend growth (3y) 6.40
SAFM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
80% of the 916 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SAFM: 6.40 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.7
Current: 6.4

0
36.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.51
SAFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1300 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. SAFM: 1.51 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.5
Current: 1.51

0.78
3.5
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
SAFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 1066 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SAFM: -0.50 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -3.1
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.20
SAFM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SAFM: 13.20 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.36   Max: 62.14
Current: 13.2

5.36
62.14
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
SAFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SAFM: 1.90 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 2.32
Current: 1.9

0.8
2.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
SAFM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SAFM: 1.20 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 14.73
Current: 1.2

0.77
14.73
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
SAFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SAFM: 1.10 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 1.21
Current: 1.1

0.28
1.21
Price/Graham Number 0.80
SAFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. SAFM: 0.80 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.8
Current: 0.8

0.62
4.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 22.80
SAFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SAFM: 22.80 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 29.3
Current: 22.8

1.8
29.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -14.68
SAFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.93 vs. SAFM: -14.68 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24.7   Max: 60.9
Current: -14.68

-24.7
60.9

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:SF9.Germany,
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. In addition, the Company is 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 Companys 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 Companys 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 Companys plant in Jackson, Mississippi, through arrangements with contract carriers. The Companys 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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