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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
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history
Cash to Debt 2.41
VLGEA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. VLGEA: 2.41 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 2.67
Current: 2.41

0.04
2.67
Equity to Asset 0.53
VLGEA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VLGEA: 0.53 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.53

0.39
0.59
Interest Coverage 11.71
VLGEA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.64 vs. VLGEA: 11.71 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 29.2
Current: 11.71

1.3
29.2
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 5.36
M-Score: 1.30
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.99
VLGEA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. VLGEA: 2.99 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 3.94
Current: 2.99

0.77
3.94
Net-margin (%) 1.75
VLGEA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. VLGEA: 1.75 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 2.26
Current: 1.75

0.09
2.26
ROE (%) 10.54
VLGEA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. VLGEA: 10.54 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 14.54
Current: 10.54

1.13
14.54
ROA (%) 6.03
VLGEA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. VLGEA: 6.03 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.04
Current: 6.03

0.44
8.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.96
VLGEA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. VLGEA: 24.96 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7.44   Max: 32.22
Current: 24.96

7.44
32.22
Revenue Growth (%) 4.40
VLGEA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. VLGEA: 4.40 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 6
Current: 4.4

1.5
6
EBITDA Growth (%) 1.40
VLGEA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. VLGEA: 1.40 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12   Max: 43.1
Current: 1.4

-12
43.1
EPS Growth (%) -0.30
VLGEA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. VLGEA: -0.30 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -3   Max: 89.5
Current: -0.3

-3
89.5
» VLGEA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

VLGEA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 98,300 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,051,354 sh (+8.52%)
Mario Gabelli 124,887 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 27,795 sh (-1.79%)
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Q2 2013

VLGEA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 103,300 sh (+5.09%)
Chuck Royce 1,089,269 sh (+3.61%)
Mario Gabelli 124,887 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 22,774 sh (-18.06%)
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Q3 2013

VLGEA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 36,242 sh (+59.14%)
Jim Simons 115,100 sh (+11.42%)
Chuck Royce 1,161,064 sh (+6.59%)
Mario Gabelli 124,887 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

VLGEA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 128,500 sh (+11.64%)
Chuck Royce 1,196,765 sh (+3.07%)
Mario Gabelli 124,887 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VLGEA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$28.45 - $38.73 $ 25.51-26%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 59.14%0.02%$33.67 - $39.23 $ 25.51-30%36242
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Add 36.06%0.02%$32.23 - $37.95 $ 25.51-27%26606
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 44.23%0.01%$24.57 - $32.5 $ 25.51-10%19555
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 48.97%0.01%$27.71 - $33.69 $ 25.51-13%13558
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.03%$22.84 - $30.68 $ 25.51-9%9101
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -35.12%0.02%$27.51 - $33.12 $ 25.51-17%135387
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 58.80
VLGEA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
60% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. VLGEA: 58.80 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 73.48
Current: 58.8

5.53
73.48
P/B 1.50
VLGEA's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VLGEA: 1.50 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.5

0.63
2.27
P/S 0.20
VLGEA's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VLGEA: 0.20 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.36
Current: 0.2

0.08
0.36
PFCF 255.10
VLGEA's PFCF is ranked lower than
65% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. VLGEA: 255.10 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.84   Max: 318.9
Current: 255.1

4.84
318.9
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
VLGEA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. VLGEA: 9.30 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1   Max: 11.9
Current: 9.3

3.1
11.9
PEG 42.50
VLGEA's PEG is ranked lower than
66% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. VLGEA: 42.50 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 64.33
Current: 42.5

0.52
64.33
Shiller P/E 14.10
VLGEA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. VLGEA: 14.10 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 21.61
Current: 14.1

7.79
21.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.90
VLGEA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. VLGEA: 3.90 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 3.98
Current: 3.9

0.48
3.98
Dividend Payout 1.67
VLGEA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
65% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. VLGEA: 1.67 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.25
Current: 1.67

0.12
1.25
Dividend growth (3y) 1.00
VLGEA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
76% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. VLGEA: 1.00 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 83.2
Current: 1

0
83.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.77
VLGEA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VLGEA: 4.77 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 4.87
Current: 4.77

0.59
4.87
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
VLGEA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 vs. VLGEA: -0.90 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.2   Max: -1.5
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
VLGEA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VLGEA: 1.60 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.6

0.38
2.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
VLGEA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. VLGEA: 0.80 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.8

0.42
1.41
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
VLGEA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VLGEA: 0.70 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.23
Current: 0.7

0.09
1.23
Price/Graham Number 1.90
VLGEA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
53% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VLGEA: 1.90 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 2.17
Current: 1.9

0.35
2.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.80
VLGEA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. VLGEA: 10.80 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 32.8
Current: 10.8

8.4
32.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.21
VLGEA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. VLGEA: 10.21 )
VLGEA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 32.6
Current: 10.21

-0.8
32.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Village Super Market, Inc., was founded in 1937. The Company operates a chain of twenty-nine ShopRite supermarkets, eighteen of which are located in northern New Jersey, eight in southern New Jersey, two in Maryland and one in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Company is a member of Wakefern Food Corporation ('Wakefern'), the nation's largest retailer-owned food cooperative and owner of the ShopRite name. This relationship provides the Company economies of scale in purchasing, distribution, private label products, advanced retail technology and advertising associated with chains of greater size and geographic coverage. The Company seeks to generate high sales volume by offering high quality products at consistently low prices. These larger store sizes enable the Company's superstores to provide a 'one-stop' shopping experience and to feature expanded higher margin specialty departments such as home meal replacement, an on-site bakery, an expanded delicatessen including prepared foods, a variety of natural and organic foods, ethnic and international foods and a fresh seafood section. Superstores also offer an expanded selection of non-food items such as cut flowers, health and beauty aids, greeting cards, small appliances, photo processing and a pharmacy. Wakefern, which was organized in 1946, is the nation's largest retailer-owned food cooperative. The main benefits to the Company from its relationship with Wakefern are the use of the ShopRite name and trademark, volume purchasing, ShopRite private label products, distribution and warehousing economies of scale, ShopRite advertising and promotional programs, including the ShopRite Price Plus card and a co-branded credit card, and the development of advanced retail technology. In addition, Wakefern and its affiliates provide the Company with other services including liability and property insurance, supplies, equipment purchasing, coupon processing, certain financial accounting applications, and retail technology support. Wakefern operates warehouses and distribution facilities in Elizabeth, Keasbey, Dayton, Edison and Jamesburg, New Jersey and Gouldsboro and Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. The Company considers automation and information technology important to its operations and competitive position. The Company utilizes a computer generated ordering system, which is designed to reduce inventory levels and out of stock conditions, enhance shelf space utilization, and reduce labor costs. The Company utilizes a direct store delivery system, consisting of personal computers and advanced hand held scanners, for product not purchased through Wakefern to provide equivalent cost and retail price control over these products. The Company seeks to design its stores to use energy efficiently, including recycling waste heat generated by refrigeration equipment for heating and other purposes. Its stores utilize computerized energy management systems. The Company competes directly with multiple ret

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