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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
WWAV's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. WWAV: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WWAV' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.32
WWAV's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 1563 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. WWAV: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WWAV' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.04  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.32
-0.04
0.54
Interest Coverage 5.49
WWAV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
69% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. WWAV: 5.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WWAV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.49  Med: 10.3 Max: 19.2
Current: 5.49
5.49
19.2
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.41
M-Score: -2.52
WACC vs ROIC
12.65%
7.61%
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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history
Operating margin (%) 9.26
WWAV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. WWAV: 9.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WWAV' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.19  Med: 7.82 Max: 9.26
Current: 9.26
6.19
9.26
Net-margin (%) 4.80
WWAV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. WWAV: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WWAV' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.9  Med: 4.35 Max: 5.3
Current: 4.8
3.9
5.3
ROE (%) 15.45
WWAV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 7.76 vs. WWAV: 15.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WWAV' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.34  Med: 13.76 Max: 18.91
Current: 15.45
11.34
18.91
ROA (%) 4.63
WWAV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1637 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. WWAV: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WWAV' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.45  Med: 5 Max: 10.19
Current: 4.63
4.45
10.19
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.89
WWAV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1627 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. WWAV: 30.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WWAV' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25  Med: 30.37 Max: 56.02
Current: 30.89
25
56.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.00
WWAV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WWAV: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WWAV' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.2  Med: 12.7 Max: 13
Current: 13
6.2
13
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.50
WWAV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WWAV: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WWAV' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 8.8 Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5
3.1
14.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 8.80
WWAV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. WWAV: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WWAV' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 1.8 Max: 8.8
Current: 8.8
1.3
8.8
» WWAV's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

WWAV Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Pioneer Investments 105,748 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,166,900 sh (+206.72%)
Mario Gabelli 82,827 sh (+11.05%)
John Paulson Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon 425,000 sh (-5.56%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,600 sh (-9.43%)
Ron Baron 71,818 sh (-20.09%)
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Q1 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 262,590 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 50,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 145,000 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 364,000 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,344 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 154,755 sh (+1512.03%)
Pioneer Investments 161,912 sh (+53.11%)
Mario Gabelli 113,392 sh (+36.90%)
Ron Baron 85,150 sh (+18.56%)
Jim Simons 1,257,500 sh (+7.76%)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
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Q2 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Steven Cohen 40,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 241,000 sh (+382.00%)
Stanley Druckenmiller 364,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 300,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 85,150 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 161,653 sh (-0.16%)
Mario Gabelli 113,167 sh (-0.20%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 253,700 sh (-3.39%)
John Burbank 113,569 sh (-21.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,647 sh (-97.00%)
Jim Simons 20,700 sh (-98.35%)
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Q3 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Eric Mindich 3,340,905 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,394,200 sh (New)
Michael Price 85,000 sh (New)
George Soros 17,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 504,475 sh (+10755.93%)
Mario Gabelli 1,465,571 sh (+1195.05%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311514    SIC: 2023
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The Whitewave Foods Company operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products.

The WhiteWave Foods Co operates as a consumer packaged food and beverage company. The Company manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Americas Foods & Beverages, Americas Fresh Foods and Europe Foods & Beverages. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment provides plant-based foods and beverages, which includes its Silk and So Delicious branded beverages such as soymilk, almondmilk, coconutmilk and cashewmilk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, and plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products. Premium dairy, which includes its Horizon Organic milk, yogurt, cheese, and other premium dairy products, Wallaby Organic Greek and Australian yogurts and Kefir beverages, and Horizon branded macaroni & cheese and snack foods. Coffee creamers and beverages, which includes coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Dunkin Donuts and LAND O LAKES brand names. The Americas Fresh Foods segment provides organic salads, fruits and vegetables, which includes packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, and produce-based snacks marketed under its Earthbound Farm brand. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment provides plant-based foods and beverages, which includes its Alpro and Provamel brand beverages using soy-, almond-, coconut‑, hazelnut-, rice-, oat- and other plant-based ingredients, and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts and margarine. The Company's products are sold across North America and Europe to a variety of customers, including grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and health food stores, as well as through various away-from-home channels, including restaurants and food service outlets. The Company faces competition from manufacturers of private label products, as well as manufacturers of other branded food products. It competes with large conventional consumer packaged foods companies such as Group Danone, General Mills, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, and Nestle S.A. It also competes with natural and organic consumer packaged foods companies such as The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Blue Diamond, HP Hood, Califia Farms and Organic Valley. Competitors of its organic salads, fruits and vegetables platform include Dole Food Company, Ready Pac and Taylor Farms, which also produce organic and value-added salads.

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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 49.33
WWAV's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
84% of the 1267 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 19.26 vs. WWAV: 49.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WWAV' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.46  Med: 45.61 Max: 63.73
Current: 49.33
23.46
63.73
Forward P/E 34.01
WWAV's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.21 vs. WWAV: 34.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 49.33
WWAV's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1261 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 18.84 vs. WWAV: 49.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WWAV' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.81  Med: 45.61 Max: 63.73
Current: 49.33
23.81
63.73
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 72.52
WWAV's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 20.93 vs. WWAV: 72.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
WWAV' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 61.33  Med: 72.72 Max: 96.16
Current: 72.52
61.33
96.16
P/B 6.94
WWAV's P/B is ranked lower than
92% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. WWAV: 6.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WWAV' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.12  Med: 5.49 Max: 7.9
Current: 6.94
3.12
7.9
P/S 2.39
WWAV's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. WWAV: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WWAV' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 1.86 Max: 2.56
Current: 2.39
0.99
2.56
PFCF 80.46
WWAV's PFCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. WWAV: 80.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WWAV' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.97  Med: 79.43 Max: 9342.5
Current: 80.46
16.97
9342.5
POCF 28.24
WWAV's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 859 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.13 vs. WWAV: 28.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WWAV' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.58  Med: 23.04 Max: 33.67
Current: 28.24
9.58
33.67
EV-to-EBIT 31.05
WWAV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 15.09 vs. WWAV: 31.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WWAV' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.8  Med: 30.9 Max: 40.3
Current: 31.05
16.8
40.3
EV-to-EBITDA 22.86
WWAV's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
79% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 11.69 vs. WWAV: 22.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WWAV' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.9  Med: 22.3 Max: 27.2
Current: 22.86
11.9
27.2
PEG 4.18
WWAV's PEG is ranked lower than
73% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WWAV: 4.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WWAV' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 4.72
Current: 4.18
0
4.72
Current Ratio 1.24
WWAV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. WWAV: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WWAV' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.58
Current: 1.24
1
1.58
Quick Ratio 0.72
WWAV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. WWAV: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WWAV' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.72 Max: 1.13
Current: 0.72
0.56
1.13
Days Inventory 38.04
WWAV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 1494 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 64.79 vs. WWAV: 38.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WWAV' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.34  Med: 33.67 Max: 38.04
Current: 38.04
17.34
38.04
Days Sales Outstanding 24.88
WWAV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 40.14 vs. WWAV: 24.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WWAV' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.83  Med: 20.47 Max: 24.88
Current: 24.88
16.83
24.88

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
WWAV's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 715 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. WWAV: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WWAV' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.2  Med: -5 Max: -0.6
Current: -0.6
-5.2
-0.6

Valuation & Return

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vs
history
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
WWAV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WWAV: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WWAV' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.3
Current: 1.29
0.55
1.3
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.20
WWAV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. WWAV: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WWAV' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 3.2 Max: 6
Current: 3.2
2.5
6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,171
EPS (TTM) $ 1.12
Beta1.63
Short Percentage of Float2.77%
52-Week Range $31.40 - 56.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)177.23

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 4,276 4,597 4,728
EPS ($) 1.36 1.62 1.81
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.36 1.62 1.81
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
11.80%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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