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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 0.04
SENEA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 1685 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SENEA: 0.04 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.04

0
0.44
Equity to Asset 0.36
SENEA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. SENEA: 0.36 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.51
Current: 0.36

0.13
0.51
Interest Coverage 3.77
SENEA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 16.77 vs. SENEA: 3.77 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 9.25
Current: 3.77

0.79
9.25
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.58
M-Score: -1.73
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.11
SENEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. SENEA: 1.11 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 6.64
Current: 1.11

1.76
6.64
Net-margin (%) 0.39
SENEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SENEA: 0.39 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.99   Max: 3.78
Current: 0.39

-1.99
3.78
ROE (%) 1.34
SENEA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. SENEA: 1.34 )
SENEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.69   Max: 15.68
Current: 1.34

-5.69
15.68
ROA (%) 0.56
SENEA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1701 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. SENEA: 0.56 )
SENEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.17   Max: 6.94
Current: 0.56

-1.17
6.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.17
SENEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1694 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. SENEA: 2.17 )
SENEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 17.02
Current: 2.17

3.63
17.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
SENEA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1487 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. SENEA: 6.60 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 27
Current: 6.6

-14.4
27
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.80
SENEA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1306 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SENEA: -2.80 )
SENEA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -24.8   Max: 30.3
Current: -2.8

-24.8
30.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
SENEA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1166 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SENEA: -5.80 )
SENEA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 144.5
Current: -5.8

-30.5
144.5
» SENEA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SENEA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 277,917 sh (+14.53%)
Jim Simons 7,300 sh (+4.29%)
Charles Brandes 49,828 sh (+0.04%)
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Q1 2014

SENEA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 328,463 sh (+18.19%)
Jim Simons 7,607 sh (+4.21%)
Charles Brandes 50,988 sh (+2.33%)
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Q2 2014

SENEA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Charles Brandes 51,270 sh (+0.55%)
Chuck Royce 329,563 sh (+0.33%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

SENEA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 374,482 sh (+13.63%)
Charles Brandes 51,457 sh (+0.36%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SENEA

(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 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$27.8 - $36.07 $ 26.75-17%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -37.49%0.02%$29.81 - $35.8 $ 26.75-19%18590
Charles Brandes 2013-03-31 Reduce -32.7%0.01%$29.65 - $33.63 $ 26.75-15%71408
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.06%$22.35 - $30.53 $ 26.75-3%27400
Charles Brandes 2012-03-31 Reduce -23.61%0.01%$22.5 - $29.43 $ 26.757%129964
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$18.34 - $27.01 $ 26.7524%0
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Reduce -52.22%0.02%$19.27 - $25.9 $ 26.7519%123610
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Preferred stocks of Seneca Foods Corp

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
SENEM25.750.00Part.Conv.Preferred Shares
SENEL0.000.00Convertible Preferred Shs Series -2003-

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 53.40
SENEA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. SENEA: 53.40 )
SENEA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.06   Max: 2090
Current: 53.4

6.06
2090
P/B 0.76
SENEA's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SENEA: 0.76 )
SENEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.76

0.55
1.15
P/S 0.22
SENEA's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SENEA: 0.22 )
SENEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.22

0.12
0.31
PFCF 127.38
SENEA's PFCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 53.00 vs. SENEA: 127.38 )
SENEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 144
Current: 127.38

3.77
144
EV-to-EBIT 42.45
SENEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.09 vs. SENEA: 42.45 )
SENEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 45.2
Current: 42.45

6.2
45.2
Shiller P/E 11.73
SENEA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 54.72 vs. SENEA: 11.73 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.7   Max: 78.46
Current: 11.73

9.7
78.46
Current Ratio 2.78
SENEA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SENEA: 2.78 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 4.6
Current: 2.78

1.32
4.6
Quick Ratio 0.41
SENEA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 1697 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SENEA: 0.41 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: -0.05   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.41

-0.05
1.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.76
SENEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
90% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. SENEA: 0.76 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.76

0.54
1.15
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.81
SENEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. SENEA: 0.81 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 15.85
Current: 0.81

0.29
15.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
SENEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SENEA: 0.99 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.44
Current: 0.99

0.57
1.44
Price/Graham Number 1.37
SENEA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SENEA: 1.37 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 4.39
Current: 1.37

0.42
4.39
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
SENEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1665 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SENEA: 2.40 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 16.1
Current: 2.4

2.2
16.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -8.21
SENEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. SENEA: -8.21 )
SENEA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.6   Max: 34.8
Current: -8.21

-15.6
34.8

Analyst Estimate


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Mar15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 4.54
EPS without NRI($) 4.54

Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Compare:NSRGY, UL, UN, DANOY, GIS » details
Traded in other countries:SENEM.USA,
Seneca Foods Corp is a New York corporation founded in 1949. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides packaged fruits and vegetables with facilities located throughout the United States. The Company's product offerings include canned, frozen and bottled produce and snack chips. Its products are sold under private label as well as national and regional brands that the Company owns or licenses, including Seneca, Libby's, Aunt Nellie's, READ, and Seneca Farms. The Company packs Green Giant, Le Sueur and other brands of canned vegetables as well as Green Giant frozen vegetables for General Mills Operations, LLC. The Company's facilities consisted of 22 packaging plants located throughout the United States, two can manufacturing plants, two seed packaging operations, a farming operation, and a logistical support network. It also maintains warehouses which are located adjacent to its packaging plants. The Company's products are sold by grocery outlets, including supermarkets, mass merchandisers, limited assortment stores, club stores and dollar stores. Additionally, products are sold to food service distributors, industrial markets, other food packagers, export customers in 90 countries and federal, state and local governments for school and other feeding programs. Food packaging operations are supported by plant locations in New York, California, Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Illinois, and Minnesota. The Company sells canned fruits and vegetables, frozen vegetables and other food products under other brands for which the Company has obtained registered trademarks, including, Aunt Nellie's, Stokely, Read, Seneca Farms, and Seneca and other regional brands. The Company is subject to federal, state, and local environmental protection authorities in developing and maintaining antipollution facilities. Further, it is also subject to state, national, and international regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change.
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