Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 17.48
WFM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. WFM: 17.48 )
WFM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 55.91
Current: 17.48

0
55.91
Equity to Asset 0.69
WFM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. WFM: 0.69 )
WFM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.69

0.4
0.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.67
M-Score: -2.82
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.84
WFM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 477 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 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 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
84% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.66 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
94% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 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 476 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.19 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
87% of the 439 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 399 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 378 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. WFM: 28.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 108
Current: 28.1

-15.7
108
» WFM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

» Details

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%)
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%)
» More
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%)
» More
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%)
» More
Q2 2014

WFM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Fisher 29,600 sh (+57.5%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
» More
» Details

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 2014-03-31 Add 167.52%0.04%$50.23 - $57.83 $ 39.11-27%170946
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Add 54.52%$50.23 - $57.83 $ 39.11-27%29545
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$55.61 - $65.24 $ 39.11-34%63900
Lee Ainslie 2013-09-30 Sold Out 1.2%$51.48 - $59.32 $ 39.11-29%0
Ron Baron 2013-09-30 Reduce -51.44%0.02%$51.48 - $59.32 $ 39.11-29%75802
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Add 47.6%$51.48 - $59.32 $ 39.11-29%17520
Lee Ainslie 2013-06-30 Reduce -27.09%0.35%$41.51 - $53.17 $ 39.11-19%1730042
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.12%$41.51 - $53.17 $ 39.11-19%0
Lee Ainslie 2013-03-31 Add 107%0.67%$41.98 - $48.45 $ 39.11-13%1186494
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Add 294.65%0.09%$41.98 - $48.45 $ 39.11-13%149341
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 104.92%0.02%$41.98 - $48.45 $ 39.11-13%76717
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 New Buy0.77%$44.05 - $50.6 $ 39.11-16%573191
Ray Dalio 2012-12-31 Reduce -20.24%0.01%$44.05 - $50.6 $ 39.11-16%37841
Ray Dalio 2012-09-30 New Buy0.06%$41.9 - $49.88 $ 39.11-17%47441
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 New Buy0.03%$40.78 - $48.32 $ 39.11-11%41786
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 New Buy$40.78 - $48.32 $ 39.11-11%6815
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Top Ranked Articles about Whole Foods Market Inc

Pick United Natural Foods Over Whole Foods
Whole Foods’ (WFM) recent earnings report highlighted the competitive landscape of the organic food industry. The barriers of entry are becoming less evident as more organic grocers are opening. Not only are there more specialty food stores, but organic foods are increasing their presence in conventional supermarkets. Read more...
Numerous Gurus Hold S&P ‘Biggest Losers’ in Food, Sun and Games
Year to date, Whole Foods Market Inc. is up 27% and has opened a record 32 stores in its fiscal year so far. International Game Technology (IGT) is up 18% and its social gaming revenues grew 151% to $219 million over last year. First Solar Inc. (FSLR) is up 88% year to date as solar module prices continue to fall. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.90
WFM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. WFM: 25.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.99   Max: 75.54
Current: 25.9

9.99
75.54
P/B 3.50
WFM's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. WFM: 3.50 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.4
Current: 3.5

0.76
8.4
P/S 1.00
WFM's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WFM: 1.00 )
WFM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 2.23
Current: 1

0.14
2.23
PFCF 19.10
WFM's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 48.35 vs. WFM: 19.10 )
WFM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.25   Max: 225.25
Current: 19.1

7.25
225.25
EV-to-EBIT 13.66
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.68 vs. WFM: 13.66 )
WFM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 45.3
Current: 13.66

5.4
45.3
PEG 1.70
WFM's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. WFM: 1.70 )
WFM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 5.67
Current: 1.7

0.83
5.67
Shiller P/E 37.70
WFM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 56.34 vs. WFM: 37.70 )
WFM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 104.29
Current: 37.7

7.06
104.29
Current Ratio 1.70
WFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WFM: 1.70 )
WFM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 2.15
Current: 1.7

0.78
2.15
Quick Ratio 1.34
WFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. WFM: 1.34 )
WFM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.34

0.29
1.77

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.20
WFM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
66% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 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 0.28
WFM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. WFM: 0.28 )
WFM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 20
Current: 0.28

0.2
20
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
WFM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 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 340 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.40
WFM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. WFM: 4.40 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 93.75
Current: 4.4

1.7
93.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.40
WFM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
90% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. WFM: 1.40 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 18.5
Current: 1.4

0.94
18.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
WFM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WFM: 0.90 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.9

0.14
1.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
WFM's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WFM: 2.00 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 27.1
Current: 2

0.81
27.1
Price/Graham Number 2.30
WFM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WFM: 2.30 )
WFM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96   Max: 14.63
Current: 2.3

0.96
14.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.70
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
72% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. WFM: 6.70 )
WFM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 18.6
Current: 6.7

2.2
18.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.60
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. WFM: 16.60 )
WFM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.2   Max: 20.2
Current: 16.6

7.2
20.2

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores
Compare:TSCDY, WOLWF, WFAFY, CBD, CRRFY » details
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.
» More Articles for WFM

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
You Would Never Regret Buying Kroger Jul 25 2014 
This Organic Food Provider Is a Buy Jul 23 2014 
Guru Stocks at 52-Week Lows: UBS, BCS, CS, WFM, ROST Jul 21 2014 
Why you Should Sell Whole Foods Market and Buy Kroger Jul 21 2014 
Insider Trading: Not Pointing the Way Lately Jul 12 2014 
Will Whole Foods Be A Wholesome Investment For Your Portfolio? Jul 12 2014 
Now Is the Best Time to Invest In This Underperformer Jul 09 2014 
Why Whole Foods is Cheap. Take Advantage of Mr Market’s Panic Jul 07 2014 
Sprouts Farmers: An Excellent Long-Term Investment Jul 07 2014 
WhiteWave Foods: A Stock That Has Immense Potential in the Immediate Future Jul 05 2014 


More From Other Websites
Whole Foods shares fall after sales disappoint Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods shares fall after sales disappoint Jul 30 2014
Yelp jumps in after hours on unexpected profit Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods (WFM) Earnings Mixed on Weak Comps, Kraft (KRFT) Misses Jul 30 2014
[$$] Whole Foods Again Lowers Sales View Jul 30 2014
Stocks ended mixed as investors digest Fed statement and GDP report Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods profit rises but sales miss Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods profit rises but sales miss Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods’ Guidance Cut Takes an Ax to the Stock Price Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods Lowers Sales Forecast as Rivals Gain Jul 30 2014
WHOLE FOODS MARKET INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Other... Jul 30 2014
Why Whole Foods (WFM) Stock Is Down in After-Hours Trading Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods slumps after sales miss estimates Jul 30 2014
4:13 pm Whole Foods beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; guides Q4 EPS below consensus; reaffirms... Jul 30 2014
[video] Mixed quarter for Whole Foods Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods Tumbles After Sales Miss Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods shares drop on weak guidance, sales Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods Market Reports Third Quarter Results Jul 30 2014
Whole Foods Beats Wall Street Expectations Jul 30 2014
[video] Earnings outlook: YELP, KRFT, AMC & WFM Jul 30 2014

Personalized Checklist








Within your circle of competence?
Macro economic environment favorable?
High quality business?
Enough margin of safety with stocks?
Gurus are buying?
Insiders are buying?
Management capable and shareholder friendly?
Catalyst for stock price to appreciate?
Your level of confidence with the research?

Add Notes, Comments or Ask Questions

User Comments

Sww
ReplySww - 4 weeks ago
TTM EPS is about 1.5, WFM been growing their EPS for around 10% for last 10 years, they might able to continue the streak but will only paying $30/share or less

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Email Hide