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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 12.84
WFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WFM: 12.84 )
WFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.91
Current: 12.84

0
55.91
Equity to Asset 0.67
WFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WFM: 0.67 )
WFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.67

0.4
0.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.82
M-Score: -2.75
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 (%) 6.62
WFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.41 vs. WFM: 6.62 )
WFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 6.84
Current: 6.62

3.04
6.84
Net-margin (%) 4.11
WFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WFM: 4.11 )
WFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.34   Max: 4.27
Current: 4.11

-1.34
4.27
ROE (%) 14.69
WFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.38 vs. WFM: 14.69 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.06   Max: 18.95
Current: 14.69

-10.06
18.95
ROA (%) 10.11
WFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. WFM: 10.11 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.01   Max: 10.37
Current: 10.11

-5.01
10.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.11
WFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.29 vs. WFM: 36.11 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.97   Max: 38.22
Current: 36.11

14.97
38.22
Revenue Growth (%) 9.60
WFM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WFM: 9.60 )
WFM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 63
Current: 9.6

0.1
63
EBITDA Growth (%) 16.10
WFM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 426 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. WFM: 16.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 95.1
Current: 16.1

4.8
95.1
EPS Growth (%) 28.10
WFM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. WFM: 28.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 108
Current: 28.1

-15.7
108
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WFM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 17,520 sh (+47.6%)
Steven Cohen 473,632 sh (+45.78%)
Ken Fisher 46,577 sh (+7.98%)
Jim Simons 5,524,248 sh (+5.43%)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Chris Davis 149,794 sh (-16.18%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 59,040 sh (-17.77%)
Ron Baron 75,802 sh (-51.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,000 sh (-80%)
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Q4 2013

WFM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 624,172 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 63,900 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 19,120 sh (+9.13%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 57,950 sh (-1.85%)
Ron Baron 69,610 sh (-8.17%)
Chris Davis 135,744 sh (-9.38%)
Jim Simons 4,954,600 sh (-10.31%)
Ken Fisher 18,718 sh (-59.81%)
Steven Cohen 103,045 sh (-78.24%)
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Q1 2014

WFM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 1,143,280 sh (+1009.5%)
Ray Dalio 170,946 sh (+167.52%)
Pioneer Investments 986,330 sh (+58.02%)
Mario Gabelli 29,545 sh (+54.52%)
Ken Fisher 18,794 sh (+0.41%)
Chris Davis 135,744 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 69,338 sh (-0.39%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 56,930 sh (-1.76%)
Jim Simons 3,719,100 sh (-24.94%)
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Q2 2014

WFM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Frank Sands 16,491,524 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 89,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 478,412 sh (+179.86%)
Chris Davis 250,884 sh (+84.82%)
Ken Fisher 29,600 sh (+57.5%)
Mario Gabelli 39,990 sh (+35.35%)
John Burbank 90,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron 66,611 sh (-3.93%)
Jim Simons 2,834,148 sh (-23.79%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WFM

(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
Frank Sands 2014-06-30 New Buy1.6%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 38.6-12%16491524
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 New Buy0.46%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 38.6-12%89000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 179.86%0.09%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 38.6-12%478412
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Add 84.82%0.01%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 38.6-12%250884
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 35.35%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 38.6-12%39990
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 57.5%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 38.6-12%29600
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 167.52%0.04%$50.23 - $57.83 $ 38.6-28%170946
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 54.52%$50.23 - $57.83 $ 38.6-28%29545
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$55.61 - $65.24 $ 38.6-35%63900
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 Reduce -59.81%$55.61 - $65.24 $ 38.6-35%18718
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Top Ranked Articles about Whole Foods Market Inc

Frank Sands Adds 5 New Stocks
Frank Sands of Sands Capital Management filed a Form 13F yesterday disclosing his portfolio at the end of the second quarter. Sands Capital has provided superior performance over the years and has beaten the S&P every year for the past five years by an average margin of 13.7 percent. The investment firm maintains a single growth-oriented philosophy that is rooted in the belief that, over time, common stock prices will reflect the earnings power and growth of the underlying business. The portfolio is concentrated in 49 stocks at a total value of $39.7 billion. The firm added five new positions to its portfolio in the second quarter: Whole Foods Market (WFM), Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA), Medidata Solutions (MDSO), Discovery Communications (DISCA), and the iShares Russell 1000 Growth Index ETF (IWF). Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.30
WFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.70 vs. WFM: 25.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 75.54
Current: 25.3

9.99
75.54
P/B 3.70
WFM's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WFM: 3.70 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.4
Current: 3.7

0.76
8.4
P/S 1.00
WFM's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WFM: 1.00 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.23
Current: 1

0.14
2.23
PFCF 18.30
WFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 192.00 vs. WFM: 18.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 225.25
Current: 18.3

7.25
225.25
EV-to-EBIT 14.29
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.97 vs. WFM: 14.29 )
WFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 45.3
Current: 14.29

5.4
45.3
PEG 1.75
WFM's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 175.00 vs. WFM: 1.75 )
WFM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.67
Current: 1.75

0.83
5.67
Shiller P/E 34.90
WFM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.09 vs. WFM: 34.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 104.29
Current: 34.9

7.06
104.29
Current Ratio 1.43
WFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. WFM: 1.43 )
WFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.43

0.78
2.15
Quick Ratio 1.10
WFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. WFM: 1.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.1

0.29
1.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.20
WFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. WFM: 1.20 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.52
Current: 1.2

0.17
9.52
Dividend Payout 0.30
WFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WFM: 0.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 20
Current: 0.3

0.2
20
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
WFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. WFM: 1.20 )
WFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.52
Current: 1.2

0.17
9.52
Share Buyback Rate -2.90
WFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. WFM: -2.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 15.2   Max: -9.5
Current: -2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.70
WFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. WFM: 4.70 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 9.83
Current: 4.7

1.7
9.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.36
WFM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. WFM: 1.36 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 18.5
Current: 1.36

0.94
18.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.86
WFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WFM: 0.86 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.86

0.14
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.94
WFM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WFM: 1.94 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 27.1
Current: 1.94

0.81
27.1
Price/Graham Number 2.27
WFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. WFM: 2.27 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 14.63
Current: 2.27

0.96
14.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WFM: 7.00 )
WFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 7

2.2
18.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.66
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. WFM: 16.66 )
WFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 18.3
Current: 16.66

7.2
18.3

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:WFM.Germany
Whole Foods Market, Inc. is a Texas corporation incorporated in 1980. The Company opened its first store in Austin, Texas in 1980 and completed an initial public offering in January 1992. As of September 30, 2012, it operated 335 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Company has one operating segment natural and organic foods supermarkets. It stores average 38,000 square feet in size and 10 years in age, and are supported by Austin headquarters, regional offices, distribution centers, bake house facilities, commissary kitchens, seafood-processing facilities, meat and produce procurement centers, and a specialty coffee and tea procurement and roasting operation. The Company's product selection includes: produce, grocery, meat and poultry, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, specialty (beer, wine and cheese), coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, educational products such as books, floral items, pet products and household products. Trademarks owned by the Company or its subsidiaries include: Whole Foods Market," "365 Everyday Value," "365 Organic Everyday Value," "AFA," "Allegro Coffee Company," "Wild Oats," "Wild Oats Marketplace," "Capers Community Market," "Bread & Circus," "Fresh & Wild," "Fresh Fields," "Green Mission," "Harry's Farmers Market," "Ideal Market," "Merchant of Vino," "Mrs. Gooch's," "Vine Buys," "Wellspring," "Whole Baby," "The Whole Deal," "Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet," "Whole Kids Organic," and "Whole Trade. Food retailing is a large, intensely competitive industry. Its competitors include local, regional, national and international conventions and specialty supermarkets, natural food stores, warehouse membership clubs, online retailers, smaller specialty stores, farmers' markets and restaurants. Its stores are subject to different local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and administrative practices affecting its business.
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