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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 0.95
WFM's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. WFM: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WFM' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.85 Max: N/A
Current: 0.95
Equity-to-Asset 0.52
WFM's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
68% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WFM: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WFM' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.52
0.18
0.82
Interest Coverage 14.10
WFM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. WFM: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WFM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 103.85 Max: N/A
Current: 14.1
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.98
Beneish M-Score: -3.32
WACC vs ROIC
5.88%
11.56%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 4.26
WFM's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
65% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. WFM: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WFM' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 5.44 Max: 6.84
Current: 4.26
3.54
6.84
Net Margin % 2.44
WFM's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. WFM: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WFM' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 3.31 Max: 4.27
Current: 2.44
1.44
4.27
ROE % 11.74
WFM's ROE % is ranked higher than
66% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. WFM: 11.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WFM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.58  Med: 13.26 Max: 15.06
Current: 11.74
7.58
15.06
ROA % 6.04
WFM's ROA % is ranked higher than
73% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. WFM: 6.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WFM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.47  Med: 8.34 Max: 10.26
Current: 6.04
3.47
10.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 19.91
WFM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.30 vs. WFM: 19.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WFM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.62  Med: 27.29 Max: 38.22
Current: 19.91
13.62
38.22
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 11.70
WFM's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WFM: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WFM' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 12.35 Max: 27.6
Current: 11.7
0.1
27.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 8.60
WFM's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
57% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. WFM: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WFM' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.8  Med: 12.85 Max: 82.6
Current: 8.6
-12.8
82.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 1.80
WFM's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. WFM: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WFM' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.7  Med: 11.85 Max: 136.9
Current: 1.8
-40.7
136.9
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

WFM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Mario Gabelli 276,571 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,726,400 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 374,606 sh (+2064.10%)
John Hussman 4,500 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 575,000 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 11,900,718 sh (-3.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 352,153 sh (-47.52%)
Jim Simons 77,800 sh (-49.33%)
Pioneer Investments 962,785 sh (-59.75%)
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Q4 2016

WFM Guru Trades in Q4 2016

George Soros 327,800 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 520,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 181,648 sh (+133.48%)
Mario Gabelli 336,921 sh (+21.82%)
George Soros 367,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 4,500 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 575,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Frank Sands 11,668,823 sh (-1.95%)
Ken Fisher 355,826 sh (-5.01%)
Pioneer Investments 882,260 sh (-8.36%)
Steven Cohen 521,600 sh (-69.79%)
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Q1 2017

WFM Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Joel Greenblatt 11,191 sh (New)
Jana Partners 14,274,582 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,588,848 sh (+774.69%)
Mario Gabelli 338,821 sh (+0.56%)
Frank Sands 11,679,023 sh (+0.09%)
Steven Cohen 35,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners 2,810,000 sh (unchged)
Jerome Dodson 575,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher 333,452 sh (-6.29%)
Steven Cohen 433,577 sh (-16.88%)
Pioneer Investments 709,713 sh (-19.56%)
George Soros 253,400 sh (-22.70%)
John Hussman 1,500 sh (-66.67%)
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Q2 2017

WFM Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jeremy Grantham 625,600 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 5,000 sh (New)
John Hussman 101,500 sh (+6666.67%)
Jana Partners 23,274,830 sh (+63.05%)
Jim Simons 2,461,148 sh (+54.90%)
Mario Gabelli 426,871 sh (+25.99%)
Ken Fisher 336,222 sh (+0.83%)
Frank Sands 11,695,989 sh (+0.15%)
Alan Fournier 250,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 275,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 50,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jerome Dodson 190,000 sh (-66.96%)
George Soros 35,000 sh (-86.19%)
Steven Cohen 26,900 sh (-93.80%)
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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
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 25.99%0.02%$29.72 - $43.26 $ 41.7515%426,871
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Add 0.83%$29.72 - $43.26 $ 41.7515%336,222
George Soros 2017-06-30 Reduce -86.19%0.18%$29.72 - $43.26 $ 41.7515%35,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Sold Out $29.72 - $43.26 $ 41.7515%0
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Add 0.56%$28.53 - $31.56 $ 41.7539%338,821
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Reduce -6.29%$28.53 - $31.56 $ 41.7539%333,452
George Soros 2017-03-31 Reduce -22.70%0.07%$28.53 - $31.56 $ 41.7539%253,400
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 New Buy$28.53 - $31.56 $ 41.7539%11,191
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.01%$27.96 - $32.51 $ 41.7539%355,826
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Add 21.82%0.01%$27.96 - $32.51 $ 41.7539%336,921
George Soros 2016-12-31 New Buy0.33%$27.96 - $32.51 $ 41.7539%327,800
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.13%$27.96 - $32.51 $ 41.7539%0
Ken Fisher 2016-09-30 Add 2064.10%0.02%$28 - $34.57 $ 41.7536%374,606
Joel Greenblatt 2016-09-30 Reduce -47.52%0.12%$28 - $34.57 $ 41.7536%352,153
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 New Buy0.05%$28 - $34.57 $ 41.7536%276,571
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores    NAICS: 445110    SIC: 5411
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Headquarter Location:USA
Whole Foods Market Inc is a certified and one of the leading retailer of natural and organic foods. It operates from over 400 stores across the US, Canada, and UK offering natural and organic food supplies from its supermarkets.

Whole Foods Market is the world's leading retailer of natural and organic foods by units and is the first certified organic grocer in the United States. Whole Foods' only operating segment consists of natural and organic foods supermarkets. As of fiscal 2016, the company had 456 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The average store size is about 39,000 square feet. About 15% of the company's sales were derived from the sale of private-label products. The company announced a pending acquisition by Amazon in June 2017.

Guru Investment Theses on Whole Foods Market Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Whole Foods Market - Aug 15, 2017

Whole Foods Market, Inc.(0.4%)(WFM–$42.11–NASDAQ)(NASDAQ:WFM) is an Austin, Texas based supermarket chain that offers organic food products. Whole Foods Market agreed on June 16, 2017, to be acquired by Amazon for $42 per share in cash which valued the company at $13.7 billion. The transaction requires shareholder and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2017 Gabelli ABC Fund commentary.

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Jerome Dodson Comments on Whole Foods - Jul 25, 2017

Our best performer was Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM), a leading retailer of organic and natural foods, whose stock soared 41.7% from $29.72 to $42.11, adding 51 basis points to the Fund’s return. The stock jumped in April after activist investor Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) took a nearly 9% stake in the company. Jana demanded management accelerate its turnaround or sell the company. The latter occurred in June, when Amazon announced it would acquire Whole Foods for $42 per share, or $13.7 billion.



From Jerome Dodson (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2017 Parnassus Fund commentary.

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Davis Funds Comments on Whole Foods Market - Sep 14, 2015

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), the leading natural and organic grocer in America, experienced further challenges in the first half of 2015, with its stock price falling more than 20%, driven primarily by investor concerns about increasing competition from both grocers that focus on natural, minimally processed foods and traditional grocers, such as the Kroger Co. In addition to seeking­ to provide increased value to its traditional shoppers, Whole Foods has announced an initiative to build market share by more directly targeting the millennial generation (those born after 1980) and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium who are known for their preferences for value and convenience. Whole Foods believes the new chain, named 365 by Whole Foods Market in reference to the company’s popular private label brand, has the same market potential as the Whole Foods Market chain. While the company has not been specific about the number of stores it plans to roll out in total, opening just eight hundred “365” locations combined with the eight hundred additional locations anticipated for the original Whole Foods chain would nearly quintuple the company’s store count, offering Whole Foods the prospect of generating above-average sales growth for years to come.



In addition, we believe that Whole Foods’ logistics infrastructure is currently underutilized. This is particularly true of the company’s distribution centers, which were built to accommodate growth and are not used to their full capacity today. The faster the volume of business in these centers grows, the more efficient the distribution infrastructure becomes as fixed operational costs are spread over a greater amount of business. Increased sales from the company’s recently updated business model and from the rollout of the new chain of 365 stores should accelerate the use of those infrastructure assets, generating cost savings that can be reinvested for growth. Despite the near-term challenges, we have come to respect Mr. Mackey for his long-term view in managing the business and believe the capable team he has assembled is acting both decisively and quickly to respond to increased competition.



Last year when Whole Foods stock sold off in a similar manner the company aggressively repurchased shares, an action we had anticipated. We believe this time will be different as the company must marshal capital to facilitate the development of its new 365 chain. While we remain confident about the company’s pros­ pects, we believe the curtailment of share repurchases coupled with uncertainties regarding the execution of the new store rollout might mean we will have better opportunities to acquire more shares in the future than we do today.



From the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund Semiannual Review 2015.



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Our best performer was Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM), a leading retailer of organic and natural foods, whose stock soared 41.7% from $29.72 to $42.11, adding 51 basis points to the Fund’s return. The stock jumped in April after activist investor Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) took a nearly 9% stake in the company. Jana demanded management accelerate its turnaround or sell the company. The latter occurred in June, when Amazon announced it would acquire Whole Foods for $42 per share, or $13.7 billion.


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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 34.22
WFM's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.17 vs. WFM: 34.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WFM' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10  Med: 31.35 Max: 45.93
Current: 34.22
10
45.93
Forward PE Ratio 30.12
WFM's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. WFM: 30.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 34.22
WFM's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
76% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.55 vs. WFM: 34.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WFM' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.76  Med: 31.09 Max: 45.61
Current: 34.22
9.76
45.61
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 14.93
WFM's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
61% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.21 vs. WFM: 14.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WFM' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.51  Med: 28.81 Max: 141.49
Current: 14.93
11.51
141.49
PB Ratio 3.86
WFM's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. WFM: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WFM' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 3.65 Max: 6.44
Current: 3.86
0.76
6.44
PS Ratio 0.84
WFM's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. WFM: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WFM' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.89
Current: 0.84
0.14
1.89
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.20
WFM's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
59% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.04 vs. WFM: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WFM' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.26  Med: 19.03 Max: 195.35
Current: 14.2
7.26
195.35
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 10.64
WFM's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. WFM: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WFM' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.14  Med: 13.38 Max: 24.2
Current: 10.64
3.14
24.2
EV-to-EBIT 19.56
WFM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. WFM: 19.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WFM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 17.7 Max: 26.8
Current: 19.56
7.4
26.8
EV-to-EBITDA 10.95
WFM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
59% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. WFM: 10.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WFM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 11 Max: 19.2
Current: 10.95
3.5
19.2
PEG Ratio 3.17
WFM's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. WFM: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WFM' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 2.67 Max: 5.43
Current: 3.17
0.8
5.43
Shiller PE Ratio 35.43
WFM's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 22.04 vs. WFM: 35.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
WFM' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.11  Med: 43.39 Max: 89.94
Current: 35.43
9.11
89.94
Current Ratio 1.65
WFM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. WFM: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WFM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.4 Max: 3.41
Current: 1.65
0.78
3.41
Quick Ratio 1.29
WFM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. WFM: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WFM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.88 Max: 2.58
Current: 1.29
0.25
2.58
Days Inventory 17.99
WFM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.51 vs. WFM: 17.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WFM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.05  Med: 18.17 Max: 22.07
Current: 17.99
17.05
22.07
Days Sales Outstanding 5.66
WFM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 13.78 vs. WFM: 5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WFM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 5.36 Max: 6.33
Current: 5.66
4.76
6.33
Days Payable 10.61
WFM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
91% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.02 vs. WFM: 10.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WFM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.61  Med: 12.35 Max: 19.18
Current: 10.61
10.61
19.18

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.43
WFM's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
64% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. WFM: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WFM' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 1.23 Max: 9.51
Current: 1.43
0.17
9.51
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.49
WFM's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WFM: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WFM' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.49
0.21
0.95
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 10.50
WFM's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WFM: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WFM' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 33.9
Current: 10.5
0
33.9
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.72
WFM's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
64% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WFM: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 3.87
WFM's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. WFM: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WFM' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 3.35 Max: 25.91
Current: 3.87
0.46
25.91
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 5.10
WFM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. WFM: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WFM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.8  Med: -4.75 Max: 5.1
Current: 5.1
-56.8
5.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.98
WFM's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
81% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. WFM: 4.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WFM' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.97 Max: 9.85
Current: 4.98
1.7
9.85
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.09
WFM's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
64% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. WFM: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WFM' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 2.44 Max: 12.28
Current: 1.09
0.74
12.28
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 1.80
WFM's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
72% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. WFM: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.87
WFM's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WFM: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WFM' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.29
Current: 0.87
0.17
2.29
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 4.97
WFM's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
89% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WFM: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
WFM' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.15 Max: 5.09
Current: 4.97
0.86
5.09
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.76
WFM's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
78% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WFM: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
WFM' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.84 Max: 5.54
Current: 2.76
0.97
5.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.11
WFM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
55% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. WFM: 5.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WFM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.7  Med: 5.6 Max: 13.6
Current: 5.11
3.7
13.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 12.46
WFM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
71% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Grocery Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. WFM: 12.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WFM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.1  Med: 14.8 Max: 19
Current: 12.46
8.1
19

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $15,877.00
EPS (TTM) $ 1.22
Beta0.62
Short Percentage of Float3.58%
52-Week Range $27.67 - 43.84
Shares Outstanding (Mil)320.25

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18 Sep19
Revenue (Mil $) 15,924 16,395 17,088
EPS ($) 1.30 1.41 1.29
EPS without NRI ($) 1.30 1.41 1.29
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
6.86%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.62 0.68 0.68
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