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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 0.59
WFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WFM: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WFM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.83 Max: N/A
Current: 0.59
Equity to Asset 0.51
WFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WFM: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WFM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.51
0.4
0.72
Interest Coverage 26.33
WFM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
58% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.49 vs. WFM: 26.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WFM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 1119.35 Max: N/A
Current: 26.33
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 5.31
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
6.53%
13.90%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.04
WFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. WFM: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WFM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 5.51 Max: 6.84
Current: 5.04
3.54
6.84
Net-margin (%) 3.04
WFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. WFM: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WFM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 3.44 Max: 4.27
Current: 3.04
1.44
4.27
ROE (%) 13.55
WFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. WFM: 13.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WFM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.58  Med: 13.26 Max: 15.06
Current: 13.55
7.58
15.06
ROA (%) 7.77
WFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. WFM: 7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WFM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.47  Med: 8.81 Max: 10.37
Current: 7.77
3.47
10.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 24.26
WFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. WFM: 24.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.62  Med: 28.47 Max: 38.22
Current: 24.26
13.62
38.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.40
WFM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WFM: 10.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 12.5 Max: 19.7
Current: 10.4
0.1
19.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.00
WFM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. WFM: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 13.2 Max: 82.6
Current: 8
4.9
82.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.50
WFM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WFM: 5.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.5  Med: 14.7 Max: 43.7
Current: 5.5
-15.5
43.7
» WFM's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-04)


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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

WFM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Pioneer Investments 114,924 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 1,664,348 sh (+136.84%)
Ray Dalio 581,664 sh (+89.59%)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,848 sh (+48.16%)
Jim Simons 1,861,055 sh (+41.81%)
Frank Sands 19,845,100 sh (+26.29%)
Chris Davis 284,724 sh (+20.51%)
John Burbank 30,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 17,026 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Ken Fisher 11,435 sh (-2.47%)
Ron Baron 40,715 sh (-26.72%)
Steven Cohen 100,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Q4 2015

WFM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

First Eagle Investment 1,909,918 sh (New)
Jerome Dodson 1,050,000 sh (+320.00%)
Pioneer Investments 403,026 sh (+250.69%)
Ken Fisher 17,978 sh (+57.22%)
Chris Davis 320,624 sh (+12.61%)
John Burbank 30,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 15,026 sh (-11.75%)
Jim Simons 1,405,048 sh (-24.50%)
Frank Sands 7,657,224 sh (-61.42%)
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Q1 2016

WFM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 185,740 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 128,824 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,318 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 618,083 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 130,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 1,654,677 sh (+310.56%)
Frank Sands 8,284,287 sh (+8.19%)
Jerome Dodson 1,050,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Ken Fisher 17,526 sh (-2.51%)
Chris Davis 267,364 sh (-16.61%)
Jim Simons 246,648 sh (-82.45%)
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Q2 2016

WFM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

John Hussman 4,500 sh (New)
Frank Sands 12,314,087 sh (+48.64%)
Pioneer Investments 2,392,209 sh (+44.57%)
Joel Greenblatt 670,978 sh (+8.56%)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher 17,310 sh (-1.23%)
RS Investment Management 141,040 sh (-24.07%)
Jim Simons 153,548 sh (-37.75%)
Jerome Dodson 575,000 sh (-45.24%)
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Whole Foods Market Inc is a retailer of natural and organic foods and a Certified Organic grocer. The Company's products include seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea.

Whole Foods Market Inc was incorporated in Texas in 1978. It completed its initial public offering in January 1992. The Company is a retailer of natural and organic foods and a Certified Organic grocer. It has one operating segment, natural and organic foods supermarkets. The Company offers natural and organic products with an emphasis on perishable foods. Its product selection includes, floral, grocery, meat, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee, tea, beer, wine, cheese, nutritional supplements, vitamins, body care, and lifestyle products including books, pet products, and household products. Its main competitors include local, regional, national and international conventional and specialty supermarkets, natural foods stores, warehouse membership clubs, online retailers, smaller specialty stores, farmers markets and restaurants. Its main trademarks include: Whole Foods Market, the Whole Foods Market logo, 365 Everyday Value, the 365 Everyday Value logo, AFA, Allegro Coffee Company, Americas Healthiest Grocery Store, ANDI, Awesome Eats, Bread & Circus, Capers Community Market, Dark Rye, Eco-Scale, Fresh & Wild, Fresh Fields, Grab & Give, Greenlife Grocery, Green Mission, Harrys Farmers Market,. The Company is subject to various local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and administrative practices affecting its business.

Guru Investment Theses on Whole Foods Market Inc

Davis Funds Comments on Whole Foods Market - Sep 14, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), the leading natural and organic grocer in America, experienced further challenges in the first half of 2015, with its stock price falling more than 20%, driven primarily by investor concerns about increasing competition from both grocers that focus on natural, minimally processed foods and traditional grocers, such as the Kroger Co. In addition to seeking­ to provide increased value to its traditional shoppers, Whole Foods has announced an initiative to build market share by more directly targeting the millennial generation (those born after 1980) and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium who are known for their preferences for value and convenience. Whole Foods believes the new chain, named 365 by Whole Foods Market in reference to the company’s popular private label brand, has the same market potential as the Whole Foods Market chain. While the company has not been specific about the number of stores it plans to roll out in total, opening just eight hundred “365” locations combined with the eight hundred additional locations anticipated for the original Whole Foods chain would nearly quintuple the company’s store count, offering Whole Foods the prospect of generating above-average sales growth for years to come.



In addition, we believe that Whole Foods’ logistics infrastructure is currently underutilized. This is particularly true of the company’s distribution centers, which were built to accommodate growth and are not used to their full capacity today. The faster the volume of business in these centers grows, the more efficient the distribution infrastructure becomes as fixed operational costs are spread over a greater amount of business. Increased sales from the company’s recently updated business model and from the rollout of the new chain of 365 stores should accelerate the use of those infrastructure assets, generating cost savings that can be reinvested for growth. Despite the near-term challenges, we have come to respect Mr. Mackey for his long-term view in managing the business and believe the capable team he has assembled is acting both decisively and quickly to respond to increased competition.



Last year when Whole Foods stock sold off in a similar manner the company aggressively repurchased shares, an action we had anticipated. We believe this time will be different as the company must marshal capital to facilitate the development of its new 365 chain. While we remain confident about the company’s pros­ pects, we believe the curtailment of share repurchases coupled with uncertainties regarding the execution of the new store rollout might mean we will have better opportunities to acquire more shares in the future than we do today.



From the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund Semiannual Review 2015.



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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.89
WFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
51% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.13 vs. WFM: 19.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WFM' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 32.72 Max: 75.84
Current: 19.89
10
75.84
Forward P/E 18.98
WFM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
61% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. WFM: 18.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.89
WFM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WFM: 19.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WFM' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.76  Med: 32.29 Max: 75.08
Current: 19.89
9.76
75.08
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.58
WFM's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
56% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.99 vs. WFM: 18.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WFM' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.27  Med: 30.49 Max: 143.01
Current: 18.58
13.27
143.01
P/B 2.87
WFM's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. WFM: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WFM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 3.87 Max: 8.47
Current: 2.87
0.76
8.47
P/S 0.61
WFM's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WFM: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WFM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.23
Current: 0.61
0.14
2.23
PFCF 15.69
WFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. WFM: 15.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WFM' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.26  Med: 21.04 Max: 255.6
Current: 15.69
7.26
255.6
POCF 10.58
WFM's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. WFM: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WFM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 14.79 Max: 28.92
Current: 10.58
3.14
28.92
EV-to-EBIT 12.09
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. WFM: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WFM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 18.6 Max: 42.9
Current: 12.09
7.4
42.9
EV-to-EBITDA 7.49
WFM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
75% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. WFM: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WFM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 12.45 Max: 27.5
Current: 7.49
3.5
27.5
PEG 1.63
WFM's PEG is ranked higher than
65% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. WFM: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WFM' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.71 Max: 5.34
Current: 1.63
0.81
5.34
Shiller P/E 25.66
WFM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. WFM: 25.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WFM' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 45.32 Max: 77.67
Current: 25.66
9.11
77.67
Current Ratio 1.45
WFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WFM: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WFM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.45
0.78
2.15
Quick Ratio 1.06
WFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. WFM: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WFM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.06
0.29
1.77
Days Inventory 18.44
WFM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. WFM: 18.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WFM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.05  Med: 18.64 Max: 22.07
Current: 18.44
17.05
22.07
Days Sales Outstanding 7.43
WFM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
64% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. WFM: 7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WFM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 5.33 Max: 7.43
Current: 7.43
4.76
7.43
Days Payable 10.38
WFM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
93% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.35 vs. WFM: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WFM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.38  Med: 12.47 Max: 19.18
Current: 10.38
10.38
19.18

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.89
WFM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
52% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. WFM: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WFM' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.98 Max: 9.51
Current: 1.89
0.17
9.51
Dividend Payout 0.37
WFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
58% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WFM: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WFM' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.33 Max: 10
Current: 0.37
0.19
10
Dividend Growth (3y) 22.90
WFM's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. WFM: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WFM' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 33.9
Current: 22.9
0
33.9
Forward Dividend Yield 1.88
WFM's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WFM: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.89
WFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
71% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. WFM: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WFM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.98 Max: 9.51
Current: 1.89
0.17
9.51
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.00
WFM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. WFM: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WFM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.2  Med: -3.7 Max: 2
Current: 2
-11.2
2

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 3.81
WFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. WFM: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WFM' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 5.27 Max: 9.85
Current: 3.81
1.7
9.85
Price/Projected FCF 0.77
WFM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. WFM: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WFM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 2.28 Max: 18.5
Current: 0.77
0.77
18.5
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.05
WFM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
70% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. WFM: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.59
WFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WFM: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WFM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.11
Current: 0.59
0.16
2.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.15
WFM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WFM: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WFM' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.35 Max: 27.12
Current: 2.15
0.81
27.12
Price/Graham Number 1.83
WFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
60% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. WFM: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WFM' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.83 Max: 5.54
Current: 1.83
0.97
5.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.31
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. WFM: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.3  Med: 5.4 Max: 13.6
Current: 8.31
2.3
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 16.51
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. WFM: 16.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WFM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 15.2 Max: 28.7
Current: 16.51
8.2
28.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15,666
EPS (TTM) $ 1.43
Beta0.66
Short Percentage of Float10.36%
52-Week Range $27.67 - 35.58
Shares Outstanding (Mil)318.80

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 15,738 16,408 17,171
EPS ($) 1.44 1.51 1.67
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.44 1.51 1.67
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
6.03%
Dividends Per Share ($) 0.54 0.56 0.64
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