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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 6.97
SAFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 1471 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SAFM: 6.97 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 6.97
Current: 6.97

0
6.97
Equity to Asset 0.77
SAFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. SAFM: 0.77 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.77

0.4
0.79
Interest Coverage 33.52
SAFM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
72% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. SAFM: 33.52 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 262.09
Current: 33.52

0.27
262.09
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 9.98
M-Score: -3.08
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 (%) 7.67
SAFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1479 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.99 vs. SAFM: 7.67 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.52   Max: 13.71
Current: 7.67

-9.52
13.71
Net-margin (%) 4.87
SAFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. SAFM: 4.87 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.42   Max: 8.35
Current: 4.87

-6.42
8.35
ROE (%) 19.45
SAFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. SAFM: 19.45 )
SAFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.07   Max: 32.73
Current: 19.45

-25.07
32.73
ROA (%) 14.13
SAFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1486 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. SAFM: 14.13 )
SAFM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 24.38
Current: 14.13

-13.4
24.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.12
SAFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1480 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. SAFM: 30.12 )
SAFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.7   Max: 63.68
Current: 30.12

-22.7
63.68
Revenue Growth (%) 10.50
SAFM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SAFM: 10.50 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 19
Current: 10.5

1.7
19
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.70
SAFM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SAFM: 0.70 )
SAFM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -55.1   Max: 158.3
Current: 0.7

-55.1
158.3
EPS Growth (%) -2.10
SAFM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1033 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SAFM: -2.10 )
SAFM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.8   Max: 49.8
Current: -2.1

-15.8
49.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SAFM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 66,317 sh (+160.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 79,225 sh (+137.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,800 sh (-10.48%)
Chuck Royce 1,866,014 sh (-14.15%)
Steven Cohen 12,864 sh (-80.33%)
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Q4 2013

SAFM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 324,917 sh (+389.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 131,419 sh (+65.88%)
Chuck Royce 1,876,314 sh (+0.55%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (-41.49%)
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Q1 2014

SAFM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 3,500 sh (New)
John Keeley 32,420 sh (New)
David Dreman 590 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SAFM

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 31.99%0.16%$76.59 - $97.3 $ 93.328%538175
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 26.44%$76.59 - $97.3 $ 93.328%746
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 210.26%0.33%$70.55 - $78.96 $ 93.3225%407742
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$70.55 - $78.96 $ 93.3225%32420
David Dreman 2014-03-31 New Buy$70.55 - $78.96 $ 93.3225%590
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 65.88%0.09%$60.62 - $72.44 $ 93.3240%131419
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 137.7%0.1%$64.02 - $75.07 $ 93.3235%79225
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -48.26%0.09%$54.44 - $71.18 $ 93.3248%33330
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 28.01%0.04%$47.55 - $56.09 $ 93.3281%64415
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 220.95%0.1%$43.25 - $50.57 $ 93.3299%50319
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.05%$36.51 - $45.89 $ 93.32125%15678
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.25%$45.23 - $54.88 $ 93.3279%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-09-30 New Buy0.2%$38.69 - $47.3 $ 93.32116%298603
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $40.73 - $48.64 $ 93.32105%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.60
SAFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. SAFM: 10.60 )
SAFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 111.86
Current: 10.6

6.2
111.86
P/B 2.62
SAFM's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SAFM: 2.62 )
SAFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.62

1.26
4.26
P/S 0.76
SAFM's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SAFM: 0.76 )
SAFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.76

0.26
1.08
PFCF 12.64
SAFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 61.62 vs. SAFM: 12.64 )
SAFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 79.61
Current: 12.64

5.74
79.61
EV-to-EBIT 6.74
SAFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
96% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. SAFM: 6.74 )
SAFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 55.6
Current: 6.74

3.4
55.6
Shiller P/E 32.67
SAFM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 53.28 vs. SAFM: 32.67 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.24   Max: 53.04
Current: 32.67

9.24
53.04
Current Ratio 2.84
SAFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SAFM: 2.84 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 5.94
Current: 2.84

2.24
5.94
Quick Ratio 1.62
SAFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 1099 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SAFM: 1.62 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.62

0.98
2.69

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
SAFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 1117 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SAFM: 0.90 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.54
Current: 0.9

0.57
2.54
Dividend Payout 0.09
SAFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
97% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. SAFM: 0.09 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.67
Current: 0.09

0.05
3.67
Dividend growth (3y) 4.60
SAFM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
78% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SAFM: 4.60 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 36.7
Current: 4.6

0
36.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.18
SAFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 1144 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SAFM: 1.18 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 3.32
Current: 1.18

0.74
3.32
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
SAFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 894 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SAFM: -1.10 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.9   Max: -3.1
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.24
SAFM's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SAFM: 24.24 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 11.81   Max: 1638
Current: 24.24

11.81
1638
Price/Tangible Book 2.62
SAFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
66% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SAFM: 2.62 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.36
Current: 2.62

0.76
3.36
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
SAFM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SAFM: 1.80 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 66.11
Current: 1.8

0.57
66.11
Price/Median PS Value 1.39
SAFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SAFM: 1.39 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.66
Current: 1.39

0.27
1.66
Price/Graham Number 1.11
SAFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. SAFM: 1.11 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 4.08
Current: 1.11

0.62
4.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.80
SAFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1391 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SAFM: 14.80 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 29.3
Current: 14.8

1.8
29.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.91
SAFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. SAFM: 0.91 )
SAFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -21.9   Max: 52.4
Current: 0.91

-21.9
52.4

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 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 75 institutional and consumer packaged partially cooked or marinated chicken items that it sells nationally and regionally, primarily 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 USDA's Total Quality Control Program, which is a strict self-inspection plan written in cooperation with and monitored by the USDA.

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