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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

Interest Coverage 5.81
WWAV's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 14.17 vs. WWAV: 5.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WWAV' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 5.81
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 : 2/10

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Q3 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q3 2016

George Soros 17,100 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,394,200 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 3,340,905 sh (New)
Michael Price 85,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 504,475 sh (+10755.93%)
Mario Gabelli 1,465,571 sh (+1195.05%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Q4 2016

WWAV Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Paulson 676,400 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 5,862,231 sh (+75.47%)
Michael Price 100,000 sh (+17.65%)
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,216,100 sh (-12.77%)
Mario Gabelli 1,176,321 sh (-19.74%)
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Q1 2017

WWAV Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 1,475,400 sh (New)
Michael Price 100,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Paulson 670,000 sh (-0.95%)
Mario Gabelli 1,071,121 sh (-8.94%)
Jeremy Grantham 680,801 sh (-44.02%)
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Q2 2017

WWAV Guru Trades in Q2 2017

John Paulson Sold Out
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Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Michael Price Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods    NAICS: 311514    SIC: 2023
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Traded in other countries:WIW.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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.

WhiteWave manufactures, markets, and sells foods and beverages. The company focuses on growing and emerging categories, such as natural and organic food and beverages, plant-based milks and protein products, coffee creamers and drinks, and organic packaged salads and produce. WhiteWave's brand portfolio includes the Silk line of plant-based beverages, Horizon Organic premium dairy, So Delicious, International Delight, and Alpro. North America accounts for 86% of sales, with the remainder mostly generated in Europe.

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Mario Gabelli Comments on WhiteWave Foods Inc. - Jan 31, 2017

WhiteWave Foods Inc. (1.7%) (WWAV – $55.60 – NASDAQ) (NYSE:WWAV) is a food and beverage company based in Denver, Colorado. WhiteWave focuses on branded plant based food and beverages. Two of its most popular product lines are the “Silk” Almond Milk, and “So Delicious” branded products. WhiteWave agreed to be acquired by Danone for $56.25 cash per share in a $12.5 billion merger. Shareholders already approved the merger and regulatory approval is pending. The merger is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s ABC Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,198.10
EPS (TTM) $ 1.19
52-Week Range $38.34 - 56.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)177.68

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 4,572 4,716 4,972
EBIT (Mil $) 477 545 606
EBITDA (Mil $) 651 764 828
EPS ($) 1.50 1.73 1.96
EPS without NRI ($) 1.50 1.73 1.96
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