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Financial Strength : 5/10

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Interest Coverage 26.81
TFM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.23 vs. TFM: 26.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TFM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 26.81
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Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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Q3 2015

TFM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 104,458 sh (+824.41%)
Lee Ainslie 47,020 sh (+467.87%)
Columbia Wanger 4,694,099 sh (+0.40%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 1,134,731 sh (-9.95%)
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Q4 2015

TFM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 796,495 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Lee Ainslie 46,420 sh (-1.28%)
Columbia Wanger 3,567,748 sh (-24.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,474 sh (-97.84%)
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Q1 2016

TFM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 258,143 sh (New)
Jim Simons 236,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 39,686 sh (+62.16%)
Lee Ainslie 72,950 sh (+57.15%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Q2 2016

TFM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Lee Ainslie Sold Out
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Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores  
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Fresh Market Inc is a specialty retailer focused on creating an extraordinary food shopping experience for its customers. The Company provides food products focused on perishable categories. Its stores are operated in 27 states across the United States.

Fresh Market, Inc., is a Delaware corporation and it was founded in 1982. The Company is a specialty retailer focused on creating an extraordinary food shopping experience for its customers. It provides high-quality food products, with an emphasis on fresh, premium perishables and an uncompromising commitment to customer service. As of January 26, 2014, the Company operates 151 stores in 26 states. It offers fresh, carefully selected, high-quality food products focused on perishable categories. Examples of its offerings include hand-trimmed steaks that are aged for tenderness, fresh seafood delivered up to six times per week, hand-stacked produce that is colorfully displayed and French-style baguettes baked in-store each morning. The Company's stores average approximately 21,000 square feet, compared to the approximately 40,000 to 60,000 square foot stores operated by many conventional supermarkets. The Company's distribution strategy is to capitalize on the capabilities of best-in-class third-party logistics providers and, as such, it does not own warehouses, distribution facilities or transportation equipment. The Company outsources substantially all of its logistics functions to third-party distributors and vendors. Its trademarks, including its registered The Fresh Market, Experience the Food and TFM trademarks are valuable assets that reinforce its customers' favorable perception of its stores. The Company's competition varies and includes national conventional supermarkets such as Kroger and Safeway, regional supermarkets such as Harris Teeter and Publix, national superstores such as Wal-Mart and Target, alternative food retailers such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and local supermarkets, natural foods stores, smaller specialty stores and farmers' markets. The Company's stores are subject to various local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and administrative practices affecting its business.

Guru Investment Theses on Fresh Market Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on The Fresh Market Inc. - May 03, 2016

The Fresh Market, Inc. (0.9%) (NASDAQ:TFM)(TFM – $28.53 – NADSAQ) based in Greensboro, North Carolina – is a specialty grocery retail store. It primarily focuses on the perishable product categories, which include meat, seafood, produce, deli, bakery, flora, sushi and prepared foods. The company's non-perishable product categories consist of traditional grocery, frozen and dairy products, as well as bulk, coffee and candy, beer and wine, and health and beauty. On March 14, 2016, Apollo entered into an agreement to buy TFM for $28.50 cash per share. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and approval of a majority of the minority shareholders in the company. The total consideration for the deal is $1.3 billion.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 ABC Fund shareholder commentary.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on The Fresh Market Inc. Guru stock highlight
The Fresh Market, Inc. (0.9%) (NASDAQ:TFM)(TFM – $28.53 – NADSAQ) based in Greensboro, North Carolina – is a specialty grocery retail store. It primarily focuses on the perishable product categories, which include meat, seafood, produce, deli, bakery, flora, sushi and prepared foods. The company's non-perishable product categories consist of traditional grocery, frozen and dairy products, as well as bulk, coffee and candy, beer and wine, and health and beauty. On March 14, 2016, Apollo entered into an agreement to buy TFM for $28.50 cash per share. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and approval of a majority of the minority shareholders in the company. The total consideration for the deal is $1.3 billion. Read more...
Columbia Wanger Sells Fresh Market Amid Crowded Industry Fresh Market must compete with stores such as Costco and Walmart
Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) Asset Management was founded in 1992 in Chicago. The firm primarily provides its services to investment companies, as well as pension and profit sharing plans. The firm primarily invests in small-cap and mid-cap holdings. Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) currently employs 80 employees and the company owns 175 stocks with a total value of $9.984 billion. Read more...

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,857
EPS (TTM) $ 1.37
Short Percentage of Float6.07%
52-Week Range $17.81 - 38.72
Shares Outstanding (Mil)47.02

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,962 2,073
EPS ($) 1.62 1.73
EPS without NRI ($) 1.62 1.73
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
3.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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