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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 11.98
WFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WFM: 11.98 )
WFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 50.83
Current: 11.98

0
50.83
Equity to Asset 0.66
WFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WFM: 0.66 )
WFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.66

0.4
0.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 8.98
M-Score: -2.92
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 (%) 6.58
WFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. WFM: 6.58 )
WFM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.04   Max: 6.84
Current: 6.58

3.04
6.84
Net-margin (%) 4.08
WFM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. WFM: 4.08 )
WFM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.34   Max: 4.27
Current: 4.08

-1.34
4.27
ROE (%) 14.84
WFM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. WFM: 14.84 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.06   Max: 18.95
Current: 14.84

-10.06
18.95
ROA (%) 10.11
WFM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 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) (%) 34.98
WFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.27 vs. WFM: 34.98 )
WFM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 14.97   Max: 38.22
Current: 34.98

14.97
38.22
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.30
WFM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. WFM: 10.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 63
Current: 10.3

0.1
63
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
WFM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. WFM: 14.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 95.1
Current: 14.1

4.8
95.1
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.20
WFM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 427 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. WFM: 17.20 )
WFM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 108
Current: 17.2

-15.7
108
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Guru Trades

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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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

Robert Olstein 89,000 sh (New)
Frank Sands 16,491,524 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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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 (-3.8%)
Ron Baron 58,330 sh (-12.43%)
Ken Fisher 17,589 sh (-40.58%)
Ray Dalio 232,521 sh (-51.4%)
Jim Simons 695,048 sh (-75.48%)
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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
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 Reduce -51.4%0.07%$36.46 - $39.8 $ 48.828%232521
Ken Fisher 2014-09-30 Reduce -40.58%$36.46 - $39.8 $ 48.828%17589
Frank Sands 2014-06-30 New Buy1.6%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 48.812%16491524
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 New Buy0.46%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 48.812%89000
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Add 179.86%0.09%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 48.812%478412
Chris Davis 2014-06-30 Add 84.82%0.01%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 48.812%250884
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 35.35%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 48.812%39990
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 57.5%$37.18 - $52.61 $ 48.812%29600
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 Add 167.52%0.04%$50.23 - $57.83 $ 48.8-9%170946
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 54.52%$50.23 - $57.83 $ 48.8-9%29545
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$55.61 - $65.24 $ 48.8-18%63900
Ken Fisher 2013-12-31 Reduce -59.81%$55.61 - $65.24 $ 48.8-18%18718
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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 (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
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history
P/E(ttm) 31.20
WFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. WFM: 31.20 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 75.54
Current: 31.2

9.99
75.54
P/B 4.62
WFM's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. WFM: 4.62 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.4
Current: 4.62

0.76
8.4
P/S 1.27
WFM's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.55 vs. WFM: 1.27 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.23
Current: 1.27

0.14
2.23
PFCF 22.49
WFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 36.87 vs. WFM: 22.49 )
WFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 225.25
Current: 22.49

7.25
225.25
EV-to-EBIT 18.06
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.53 vs. WFM: 18.06 )
WFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 45.3
Current: 18.06

5.4
45.3
PEG 2.14
WFM's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. WFM: 2.14 )
WFM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.67
Current: 2.14

0.83
5.67
Shiller P/E 42.85
WFM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 31.84 vs. WFM: 42.85 )
WFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 104.29
Current: 42.85

7.06
104.29
Current Ratio 1.40
WFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WFM: 1.40 )
WFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.4

0.85
2.15
Quick Ratio 1.05
WFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. WFM: 1.05 )
WFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.05

0.3
1.77

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.98
WFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. WFM: 0.98 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.52
Current: 0.98

0.17
9.52
Dividend Payout 0.31
WFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
79% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. WFM: 0.31 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.31

0.21
0.95
Dividend growth (3y) 33.90
WFM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. WFM: 33.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.9
Current: 33.9

0
33.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
WFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WFM: 1.00 )
WFM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 9.52
Current: 1

0.17
9.52
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
WFM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 380 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. WFM: -1.50 )
WFM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 15.2   Max: -9.5
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.83
WFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. WFM: 5.83 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 9.83
Current: 5.83

2.65
9.83
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.61
WFM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. WFM: 1.61 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.24   Max: 3.74
Current: 1.61

1.24
3.74
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
WFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WFM: 1.07 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.67
Current: 1.07

0.29
1.67
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.47
WFM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WFM: 2.47 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.77
Current: 2.47

0.85
4.77
Price/Graham Number 2.81
WFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. WFM: 2.81 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 4.66
Current: 2.81

1.61
4.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WFM: 5.50 )
WFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 5.5

2.2
18.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.63
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.15 vs. WFM: 16.63 )
WFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.8   Max: 35
Current: 16.63

7.8
35

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 15,748 17,515 21,000
EPS($) 1.71 1.90 2.27
EPS without NRI($) 1.71 1.90 2.27

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
Compare:TSCDY, WOLWF, WFAFY, CBD, CRRFY » details
Traded in other countries:WFM.Germany, WFM.Switzerland,
Whole Foods Market Inc is a Texas corporation, was incorporated 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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