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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.12
CHEF's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. CHEF: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CHEF' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.37
Current: 0.12
0
0.37
Equity-to-Asset 0.31
CHEF's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. CHEF: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CHEF' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.59  Med: 0.3 Max: 0.4
Current: 0.31
-0.59
0.4
Debt-to-Equity 1.62
CHEF's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
86% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CHEF: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CHEF' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.27  Med: 1.61 Max: 3.55
Current: 1.62
-2.27
3.55
Debt-to-EBITDA 4.85
CHEF's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. CHEF: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CHEF' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 3.81 Max: 5.05
Current: 4.85
1.54
5.05
Interest Coverage 1.91
CHEF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
93% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. CHEF: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CHEF' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.13  Med: 4.37 Max: 7.83
Current: 1.91
1.13
7.83
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 3.40
WACC vs ROIC
7.18%
5.44%
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 % 3.65
CHEF's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
57% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. CHEF: 3.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CHEF' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 5.18 Max: 6.94
Current: 3.65
3.65
6.94
Net Margin % 0.99
CHEF's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
66% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CHEF: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CHEF' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.22 Max: 4.81
Current: 0.99
0.25
4.81
ROE % 6.58
CHEF's ROE % is ranked lower than
62% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CHEF: 6.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CHEF' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.58  Med: 10.2 Max: 46.18
Current: 6.58
1.58
46.18
ROA % 1.98
CHEF's ROA % is ranked lower than
66% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.68 vs. CHEF: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CHEF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 6.02 Max: 38.4
Current: 1.98
0.5
38.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 22.53
CHEF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.54 vs. CHEF: 22.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CHEF' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.29  Med: 35.83 Max: 143.19
Current: 22.53
22.29
143.19
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 14.40
CHEF's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. CHEF: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CHEF' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.4  Med: 19.8 Max: 26.8
Current: 14.4
14.4
26.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.20
CHEF's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CHEF: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CHEF' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 10.7 Max: 34.4
Current: 8.2
0.4
34.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -46.20
CHEF's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
94% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CHEF: -46.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CHEF' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.2  Med: 3.45 Max: 84.4
Current: -46.2
-46.2
84.4
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Q3 2016

CHEF Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,504 sh (+71.61%)
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CHEF Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,264 sh (-0.31%)
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CHEF Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 79,978 sh (+3.51%)
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CHEF Guru Trades in Q2 2017

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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution    NAICS: 424410    SIC: 5141
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Traded in other countries:2CF.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
The Chefs' Warehouse Inc is a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. It operates in one reportable segment, food product distribution, which is concentrated on the East and West Coasts of the United States.

The Chefs' Warehouse Inc is a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. It is focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and operates some of the leading menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada. The company operates in one reportable segment, food product distribution, which is concentrated on the East and West Coasts of the United States. Through its importing division, it provides its customers with access to a portfolio of items, including regional olive oils, truffles, and charcuterie from Italy, Spain, France and other Mediterranean countries.

Guru Investment Theses on The Chefs' Warehouse Inc

Baron Funds Comments on The Chef’s Warehouse - Aug 17, 2016

The Chef’s Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF), the leading food service distributor to high-end independent restaurants, fell in the quarter after the company reported mixed results. Though its core specialty business was strong, with organic growth of 7.5%, its nascent protein business had integration issues and suffered margin pressure. The company’s results have been spotty, which has led to volatile stock performance. . . strong in the first quarter, but now weak in the second. We believe that the company will work through these growing pains and will show more consistent results and earn higher margins. We remain excited about the company’s unique market position and its opportunity to consolidate the fine dining distribution niche. If they execute, the company should show sustainable continued profit growth and be rewarded with a higher trading multiple.



From Baron Funds' Small Cap Fund second quarter 2016 shareholder letter.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 42.13
CHEF's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.33 vs. CHEF: 42.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CHEF' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 32.2 Max: 1305
Current: 42.13
18.35
1305
Forward PE Ratio 31.25
CHEF's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 18.08 vs. CHEF: 31.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 42.13
CHEF's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
81% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.07 vs. CHEF: 42.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CHEF' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.35  Med: 32.2 Max: 1305
Current: 42.13
18.35
1305
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 12.79
CHEF's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
73% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.15 vs. CHEF: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.54  Med: 36.88 Max: 899.62
Current: 12.79
7.54
899.62
PB Ratio 2.76
CHEF's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. CHEF: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CHEF' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 3.47 Max: 19.71
Current: 2.76
1.57
19.71
PS Ratio 0.43
CHEF's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CHEF: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CHEF' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.59 Max: 1.14
Current: 0.43
0.25
1.14
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 12.90
CHEF's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
68% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.63 vs. CHEF: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.58  Med: 22.54 Max: 1124.62
Current: 12.9
7.58
1124.62
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.54
CHEF's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
55% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. CHEF: 9.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.6  Med: 19.45 Max: 88.04
Current: 9.54
5.6
88.04
EV-to-EBIT 18.00
CHEF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
60% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 15.23 vs. CHEF: 18.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.5  Med: 17 Max: 26.5
Current: 18
10.5
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 12.53
CHEF's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.89 vs. CHEF: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CHEF' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.3  Med: 13.9 Max: 20
Current: 12.53
9.3
20
EV-to-Revenue 0.65
CHEF's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
53% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CHEF: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CHEF' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.65
0.5
1.3
PEG Ratio 4.76
CHEF's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.14 vs. CHEF: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CHEF' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 5.36 Max: 200.46
Current: 4.76
2.24
200.46
Current Ratio 2.51
CHEF's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CHEF: 2.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CHEF' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.45 Max: 3.43
Current: 2.51
1.12
3.43
Quick Ratio 1.63
CHEF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CHEF: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CHEF' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.39
Current: 1.63
0.79
2.39
Days Inventory 35.34
CHEF's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 39.32 vs. CHEF: 35.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CHEF' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.28  Med: 36.89 Max: 40.78
Current: 35.34
12.28
40.78
Days Sales Outstanding 37.42
CHEF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 14.08 vs. CHEF: 37.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CHEF' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.42  Med: 41.41 Max: 43.28
Current: 37.42
37.42
43.28
Days Payable 30.38
CHEF's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 42.45 vs. CHEF: 30.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CHEF' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.71  Med: 30.44 Max: 37.62
Current: 30.38
24.71
37.62

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.60
CHEF's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CHEF: -1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CHEF' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.8  Med: -5.5 Max: 4.5
Current: -1.6
-7.8
4.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.99
CHEF's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. CHEF: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.17
Current: 1.99
1.23
2.17
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.73
CHEF's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CHEF: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.79
Current: 0.73
0.43
1.79
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.55
CHEF's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. CHEF: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
CHEF' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.41  Med: 5.44 Max: 159.14
Current: 4.55
2.41
159.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.56
CHEF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
51% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. CHEF: 5.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CHEF' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 5.9 Max: 9.5
Current: 5.56
3.8
9.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 10.70
CHEF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. CHEF: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CHEF' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.2  Med: 8.7 Max: 13.5
Current: 10.7
-3.2
13.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,260.17
EPS (TTM) $ 0.49
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float24.11%
52-Week Range $10.80 - 21.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.36

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,307 1,441
EPS ($) 0.41 0.66
EPS without NRI ($) 0.41 0.66
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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