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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
UNFI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. UNFI: 0.04 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.04

0.02
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.54
UNFI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. UNFI: 0.54 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.54

0.41
0.66
Interest Coverage 27.19
UNFI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. UNFI: 27.19 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 32.78
Current: 27.19

0.98
32.78
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 6.16
M-Score: -2.07
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 (%) 3.10
UNFI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. UNFI: 3.10 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 4.54
Current: 3.1

0.69
4.54
Net-margin (%) 1.85
UNFI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. UNFI: 1.85 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.14   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.85

-0.14
2.02
ROE (%) 10.75
UNFI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 10.38 vs. UNFI: 10.75 )
UNFI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.04   Max: 15.68
Current: 10.75

-1.04
15.68
ROA (%) 6.29
UNFI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. UNFI: 6.29 )
UNFI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.48   Max: 7.17
Current: 6.29

-0.48
7.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.57
UNFI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.29 vs. UNFI: 17.57 )
UNFI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 44.43
Current: 17.57

3.6
44.43
Revenue Growth (%) 12.90
UNFI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. UNFI: 12.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 18.1
Current: 12.9

6.5
18.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.90
UNFI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. UNFI: 14.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.2   Max: 58.3
Current: 14.9

-26.2
58.3
EPS Growth (%) 16.30
UNFI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. UNFI: 16.30 )
UNFI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 30.6
Current: 16.3

-1.8
30.6
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

UNFI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 5,471 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 397,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 4,895,651 sh (+2.86%)
Ken Fisher 441,545 sh (+0.67%)
Chuck Royce 140,517 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 92,000 sh (-2.13%)
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Q4 2013

UNFI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 559,651 sh (+10129.4%)
Columbia Wanger 610,270 sh (+53.72%)
Ken Fisher 460,985 sh (+4.4%)
Ron Baron 4,917,900 sh (+0.45%)
Mario Gabelli 92,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 133,517 sh (-4.98%)
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Q1 2014

UNFI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Columbia Wanger 738,500 sh (+21.01%)
Mario Gabelli 101,125 sh (+9.92%)
Ron Baron 4,924,537 sh (+0.13%)
Chuck Royce 133,517 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 383,040 sh (-16.91%)
Steven Cohen 380,288 sh (-32.05%)
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Q2 2014

UNFI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 4,772 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 22,500 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,713,500 sh (+132.02%)
Mario Gabelli 103,705 sh (+2.55%)
Ken Fisher 388,290 sh (+1.37%)
Ron Baron 4,961,780 sh (+0.76%)
Steven Cohen 105,400 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 133,517 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with UNFI

(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 0.03%$54.44 - $68.55 $ 68.0212%0
Ron Baron 2013-06-30 Add 10.06%0.12%$47.78 - $55.64 $ 68.0231%4759326
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -47.34%0.03%$47.78 - $55.64 $ 68.0231%13010
Ken Fisher 2013-06-30 Add 39.63%0.02%$47.78 - $55.64 $ 68.0231%438595
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 15.33%0.16%$48.07 - $56.44 $ 68.0231%4324439
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 48.97%0.02%$48.07 - $56.44 $ 68.0231%24708
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$50.99 - $59.17 $ 68.0225%16586
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.05%$50.99 - $59.17 $ 68.0225%16586
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Add 57.8%0.02%$50.99 - $59.17 $ 68.0225%312935
Ken Fisher 2012-09-30 New Buy0.03%$50.71 - $59.88 $ 68.0222%198310
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Add 67.77%0.4%$39.8 - $47.77 $ 68.0261%3670320
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Add 19.54%0.09%$36.25 - $45.17 $ 68.0268%2164112
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Guru Investment Theses on United Natural Foods Inc

Baron Funds Comments on United Natural Foods Inc. - Jun 10, 2013

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the leading national distributor of natural and organic foods, declined 8% in the quarter. Growth moderated for some of the company's customers and industry players, off the torrid pace of the year before, and stock multiples contracted across the industry. While organic growth at UNFI is accelerating, the business is mixing towards lower margin accounts – Whole Foods and conventional supermarkets. We contend growth opportunities abound and margins will increase with scale, so we used the downdraft in the stock to increase our position.

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.
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Baron Funds Comments on United Natural Foods Inc. - May 01, 2013

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest distributor of natural and organic products in North America, detracted from the first quarter's performance, despite continued strong fundamentals. The company's largest customer is Whole Foods, which is experiencing robust, though moderating, growth in the face of tough comparisons.We believe United Natural Foods will continue to benefit from a greater focus on health by consumers; growth of organics from less than 10% of grocery today; and conventional supermarkets devoting more space to the category. (Matt Weiss)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 letter.


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Top Ranked Articles about United Natural Foods Inc

Pick United Natural Foods Over Whole Foods
Whole Foods’ (WFM) recent earnings report highlighted the competitive landscape of the organic food industry. The barriers of entry are becoming less evident as more organic grocers are opening. Not only are there more specialty food stores, but organic foods are increasing their presence in conventional supermarkets. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 26.90
UNFI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. UNFI: 26.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.13   Max: 41.93
Current: 26.9

11.13
41.93
P/B 2.70
UNFI's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. UNFI: 2.70 )
UNFI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 5.11
Current: 2.7

1.15
5.11
P/S 0.50
UNFI's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. UNFI: 0.50 )
UNFI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.5

0.17
0.73
EV-to-EBIT 17.96
UNFI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. UNFI: 17.96 )
UNFI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 26.6
Current: 17.96

9.2
26.6
PEG 2.15
UNFI's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 175.00 vs. UNFI: 2.15 )
UNFI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.15

0.64
4.26
Shiller P/E 34.60
UNFI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 31.09 vs. UNFI: 34.60 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.03   Max: 72.13
Current: 34.6

13.03
72.13
Current Ratio 2.63
UNFI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. UNFI: 2.63 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 2.83
Current: 2.63

1.21
2.83
Quick Ratio 1.04
UNFI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. UNFI: 1.04 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.04

0.45
1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.01
UNFI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
67% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. UNFI: 4.01 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 6.26
Current: 4.01

2.86
6.26
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.20
UNFI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. UNFI: 3.20 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 27.87
Current: 3.2

2.54
27.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
UNFI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. UNFI: 1.06 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 1.45
Current: 1.06

0.52
1.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.36
UNFI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. UNFI: 2.36 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 3.7
Current: 2.36

1.14
3.7
Price/Graham Number 2.18
UNFI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
73% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. UNFI: 2.18 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 3.13
Current: 2.18

1.5
3.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
UNFI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. UNFI: 5.50 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 10.8
Current: 5.5

3.8
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 11.74
UNFI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. UNFI: 11.74 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 42.3
Current: 11.74

7.5
42.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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United Natural Foods, Inc., is a Delaware corporation and was founded in 1976. The Company is a distributer of natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada, and that its twenty-six distribution centers. It offer more than 65,000 high-quality natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products, consisting of national, regional and private label brands in six product categories: grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products and personal care items. It serves more than 23,000 customer locations mainly located across the United States and Canada which can be classified as follows: independently owned natural products retailers, which include buying clubs; supernatural chains, which consist solely of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market); conventional supermarkets and mass market chains; and other, which includes foodservice and international customers outside of Canada. Its operations are comprised of three principal operating divisions. These operating divisions are: its wholesale division, which includes its broadline natural, organic and specialty distribution business in the United States; UNFI Canada, which is its natural, organic and specialty business in Canada; Albert's, is a distributor within the United States of organically grown produce and non-produce perishable items; and Select Nutrition, which distributes vitamins, minerals and supplements; its retail division, consisting of Earth Origins, which operates its thirteen natural products retail stores within the United States; and its manufacturing division, consisting of Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, which specializes in the international importation, roasting, packaging and distribution of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items and confections, and its Blue Marble Brands product lines. Its main competition comes from direct distribution. Its major wholesale distribution competitor in both the United States and Canada is KeHE Distributors, LLC (Kehe). Its natural products retail stores compete against other natural products outlets, conventional supermarkets and specialty stores. The Company's operations and many of the products that it distributes in the United States are subject to regulation by state and local health departments, the USDA and the United States Food and Drug Administration, which generally impose standards for product quality and sanitation and are responsible for the administration of bioterrorism legislation.
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