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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 12.32
WFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. WFM: 12.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.79 Max: 55.91
Current: 12.32
0
55.91
Equity to Asset 0.67
WFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WFM: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.60 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.67
0.4
0.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 7.86
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
12.59%
18.87%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.51
WFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. WFM: 6.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04  Med: 5.28 Max: 6.84
Current: 6.51
3.04
6.84
Net-margin (%) 4.04
WFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. WFM: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.34  Med: 2.95 Max: 4.27
Current: 4.04
-1.34
4.27
ROE (%) 15.39
WFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. WFM: 15.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.06  Med: 14.31 Max: 18.95
Current: 15.39
-10.06
18.95
ROA (%) 10.28
WFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WFM: 10.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.01  Med: 8.28 Max: 10.37
Current: 10.28
-5.01
10.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 33.60
WFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.55 vs. WFM: 33.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -9.33  Med: 24.83 Max: 38.22
Current: 33.6
-9.33
38.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
WFM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WFM: 10.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 14.00 Max: 63
Current: 10.3
0.1
63
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
WFM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WFM: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 13.50 Max: 95.1
Current: 14.1
4.8
95.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
WFM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. WFM: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.7  Med: 19.90 Max: 108
Current: 17.2
-15.7
108
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

WFM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Robert Olstein 104,000 sh (+16.85%)
Chris Davis 263,334 sh (+4.96%)
Frank Sands 16,615,096 sh (+0.75%)
Mario Gabelli 38,470 sh (-3.80%)
Ron Baron 58,330 sh (-12.43%)
Ken Fisher 17,589 sh (-40.58%)
Ray Dalio 232,521 sh (-51.40%)
Jim Simons 695,048 sh (-75.48%)
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Q4 2014

WFM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jeremy Grantham 19,426 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,026,200 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 20,360 sh (+15.75%)
Chris Davis 270,494 sh (+2.72%)
Ron Baron 58,330 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 38,370 sh (-0.26%)
Frank Sands 16,490,006 sh (-0.75%)
Frank Sands 16,490,006 sh (-0.75%)
Robert Olstein 99,000 sh (-4.81%)
Jim Simons 477,048 sh (-31.36%)
Ray Dalio 36,021 sh (-84.51%)
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Q1 2015

WFM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

RS Investment Management 271,822 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 225,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 136,021 sh (+277.62%)
Jim Simons 600,948 sh (+25.97%)
Ken Fisher 21,609 sh (+6.13%)
Frank Sands 16,744,037 sh (+1.54%)
Louis Moore Bacon 90,000 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 38,345 sh (-0.07%)
Ron Baron 56,249 sh (-3.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 17,426 sh (-10.30%)
Chris Davis 227,274 sh (-15.98%)
Steven Cohen 850,000 sh (-17.17%)
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Q2 2015

WFM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Fisher 11,725 sh (-45.74%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Whole Foods Market Inc

Whole Foods' Earnings Exceed Expectations
In recent years, American consumers have shown a preference for healthier food options, whether they eat at home or elsewhere. Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) has been striving to serve the segment of the market that wants to eat natural organic foods at home, but, in these trying economic times, price has continued to be a barrier for many. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.59
WFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. WFM: 24.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.99  Med: 34.02 Max: 75.54
Current: 24.59
9.99
75.54
Forward P/E 21.37
WFM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. WFM: 21.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.50
WFM's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 279 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. WFM: 24.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WFM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.75  Med: 34.06 Max: 76.62
Current: 24.5
9.75
76.62
P/B 3.67
WFM's P/B is ranked lower than
72% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WFM: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 4.32 Max: 8.4
Current: 3.67
0.76
8.4
P/S 0.97
WFM's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WFM: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.23
Current: 0.97
0.14
2.23
PFCF 16.47
WFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.47 vs. WFM: 16.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.25  Med: 24.40 Max: 225.25
Current: 16.47
7.25
225.25
POCF 12.62
WFM's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.46 vs. WFM: 12.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WFM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.13  Med: 15.98 Max: 29.11
Current: 12.62
3.13
29.11
EV-to-EBIT 14.32
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. WFM: 14.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4  Med: 20.40 Max: 45.3
Current: 14.32
5.4
45.3
PEG 1.81
WFM's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. WFM: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WFM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83  Med: 2.76 Max: 5.67
Current: 1.81
0.83
5.67
Shiller P/E 32.35
WFM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.69 vs. WFM: 32.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06  Med: 46.72 Max: 104.29
Current: 32.35
7.06
104.29
Current Ratio 1.40
WFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WFM: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.15
Current: 1.4
0.78
2.15
Quick Ratio 1.04
WFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. WFM: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.04
0.29
1.77
Days Inventory 17.25
WFM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
80% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 37.77 vs. WFM: 17.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WFM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.05  Med: 20.46 Max: 32.81
Current: 17.25
17.05
32.81
Days Sales Outstanding 5.22
WFM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. WFM: 5.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WFM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 5.14 Max: 6.33
Current: 5.22
1.81
6.33

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.23
WFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
72% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. WFM: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.77 Max: 9.52
Current: 1.23
0.17
9.52
Dividend Payout 0.30
WFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WFM: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.32 Max: 20
Current: 0.3
0.2
20
Dividend growth (3y) 33.90
WFM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. WFM: 33.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.9
Current: 33.9
0
33.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.26
WFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
75% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. WFM: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.77 Max: 9.52
Current: 1.26
0.17
9.52
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
WFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. WFM: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WFM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 15.2  Med: -3.40 Max: -9.5
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.47
WFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. WFM: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 5.26 Max: 9.83
Current: 4.47
1.7
9.83
Price/Projected FCF 1.21
WFM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. WFM: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.37 Max: 18.5
Current: 1.21
0.94
18.5
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.37
WFM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
52% of the 29 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WFM: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.84
WFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WFM: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.88
Current: 0.84
0.14
1.88
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.92
WFM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WFM: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 2.39 Max: 27.1
Current: 1.92
0.81
27.1
Price/Graham Number 2.18
WFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. WFM: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.87 Max: 14.63
Current: 2.18
0.96
14.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.01
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WFM: 7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.90 Max: 18.6
Current: 7.01
2.2
18.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.69
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. WFM: 17.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 15.30 Max: 32
Current: 17.69
7.8
32

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16
Revenue(Mil) 15,609 17,223
EPS($) 1.74 1.89
EPS without NRI($) 1.74 1.89

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
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Traded in other countries:WFM.Switzerland, WFM.Germany, WFM.Mexico, 0R04.UK,
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 a strong emphasis on perishable foods. Its product selection includes, but is not limited to: produce and 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.
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