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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 32.56
WFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.83 vs. WFM: 32.56 )
WFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.91
Current: 32.56

0
55.91
Equity to Asset 0.69
WFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WFM: 0.69 )
WFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.69

0.4
0.76
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.67
M-Score: -2.74
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 (%) 6.84
WFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WFM: 6.84 )
WFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 6.84
Current: 6.84

3.04
6.84
Net-margin (%) 4.27
WFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. WFM: 4.27 )
WFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.34   Max: 4.27
Current: 4.27

-1.34
4.27
ROE (%) 14.21
WFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 vs. WFM: 14.21 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.67   Max: 16.58
Current: 14.21

-8.67
16.58
ROA (%) 9.95
WFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.42 vs. WFM: 9.95 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.09   Max: 9.98
Current: 9.95

-4.09
9.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.37
WFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.02 vs. WFM: 36.37 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.96   Max: 36.37
Current: 36.37

13.96
36.37
Revenue Growth (%) 9.60
WFM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 330 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
90% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 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
94% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 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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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WFM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 2,378,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 149,341 sh (+294.65%)
Steven Cohen 1,450,099 sh (+183.77%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 64,330 sh (+182.03%)
Lee Ainslie 1,186,494 sh (+107%)
Ron Baron 76,717 sh (+104.92%)
Louis Moore Bacon 148,250 sh (+72.38%)
Jeremy Grantham 48,385 sh (+2.49%)
Chris Davis 91,350 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 275 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 5,775 sh (-1.37%)
RS Investment Management 65,930 sh (-1.88%)
Ken Fisher 19,975 sh (-5.67%)
Pioneer Investments 304,345 sh (-52.71%)
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Q2 2013

WFM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Chanos 253,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 5,239,948 sh (+10.18%)
Ken Fisher 43,134 sh (+7.97%)
Mario Gabelli 11,870 sh (+2.77%)
Ron Baron 156,110 sh (+1.74%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Chris Davis 178,700 sh (-2.19%)
Lee Ainslie 1,730,042 sh (-27.09%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 71,800 sh (-44.19%)
Louis Moore Bacon 50,000 sh (-83.14%)
Steven Cohen 324,906 sh (-88.8%)
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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%)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Jim Chanos 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

Ray Dalio 63,900 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 624,172 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WFM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$55.61 - $65.24 $ 48.13-19%63900
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$51.48 - $59.32 $ 48.13-13%0
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Reduce -51.44%0.02%$51.48 - $59.32 $ 48.13-13%75802
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 47.6%$51.48 - $59.32 $ 48.13-13%17520
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Reduce -27.09%0.35%$41.51 - $53.17 $ 48.130%1730042
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$41.51 - $53.17 $ 48.130%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 107%0.67%$41.98 - $48.45 $ 48.138%1186494
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 294.65%0.09%$41.98 - $48.45 $ 48.138%149341
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 104.92%0.02%$41.98 - $48.45 $ 48.138%76717
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 New Buy0.77%$44.05 - $50.6 $ 48.133%573191
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Reduce -20.24%0.01%$44.05 - $50.6 $ 48.133%37841
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.06%$41.9 - $49.88 $ 48.132%47441
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$40.78 - $48.32 $ 48.1310%41786
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$40.78 - $48.32 $ 48.1310%6815
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.90
WFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. WFM: 31.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 75.54
Current: 31.9

9.99
75.54
P/B 4.50
WFM's P/B is ranked lower than
62% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. WFM: 4.50 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.4
Current: 4.5

0.76
8.4
P/S 1.40
WFM's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WFM: 1.40 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.4

0.14
2.23
PFCF 22.20
WFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.50 vs. WFM: 22.20 )
WFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 225.25
Current: 22.2

7.25
225.25
EV-to-EBIT 18.90
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.48 vs. WFM: 18.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 45.3
Current: 18.9

5.4
45.3
PEG 2.30
WFM's PEG is ranked higher than
63% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. WFM: 2.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.67
Current: 2.3

0.83
5.67
Shiller P/E 48.90
WFM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.14 vs. WFM: 48.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 104.29
Current: 48.9

7.06
104.29

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
WFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 408 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. WFM: 0.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.52
Current: 0.9

0.17
9.52
Dividend Payout 0.27
WFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
73% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WFM: 0.27 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 20
Current: 0.27

0.2
20
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
WFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
80% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WFM: 0.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.52
Current: 0.9

0.17
9.52
Share Buyback Rate -2.90
WFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
67% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.10 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 5.60
WFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WFM: 5.60 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 93.75
Current: 5.6

1.7
93.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
WFM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
51% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WFM: 1.80 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 6.6
Current: 1.8

0.94
6.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
WFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WFM: 1.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.1

0.14
1.83
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.40
WFM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WFM: 2.40 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 27.1
Current: 2.4

0.81
27.1
Price/Graham Number 2.80
WFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
65% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WFM: 2.80 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 14.63
Current: 2.8

0.96
14.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
52% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WFM: 5.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 5.3

2.2
18.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.96
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. WFM: 15.96 )
WFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 20.2
Current: 15.96

7.2
20.2

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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