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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.15
CORE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. CORE: 0.15 )
CORE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.15

Equity to Asset 0.45
CORE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CORE: 0.45 )
CORE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.45

0.3
0.66
Interest Coverage 28.46
CORE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.58 vs. CORE: 28.46 )
CORE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 9999.99
Current: 28.46

2.46
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 12.57
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
2.06%
8.96%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.66
CORE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. CORE: 0.66 )
CORE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.83   Max: 1.71
Current: 0.66

-5.83
1.71
Net-margin (%) 0.42
CORE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. CORE: 0.42 )
CORE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.2   Max: 1.33
Current: 0.42

-6.2
1.33
ROE (%) 9.59
CORE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. CORE: 9.59 )
CORE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -73.32   Max: 29.07
Current: 9.59

-73.32
29.07
ROA (%) 4.49
CORE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. CORE: 4.49 )
CORE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.64   Max: 11
Current: 4.49

-41.64
11
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.44
CORE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. CORE: 14.44 )
CORE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -163.08   Max: 37.15
Current: 14.44

-163.08
37.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.40
CORE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CORE: 8.40 )
CORE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.7   Max: 9.7
Current: 8.4

-0.7
9.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.20
CORE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. CORE: 14.20 )
CORE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.2   Max: 26.3
Current: 14.2

-21.2
26.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 17.80
CORE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CORE: 17.80 )
CORE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1   Max: 45.3
Current: 17.8

-30.1
45.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CORE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 31,561 sh (New)
Jim Simons 115,000 sh (+61.06%)
Chuck Royce 441,586 sh (+11.47%)
Mario Gabelli 10,400 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 436,000 sh (-0.46%)
Diamond Hill Capital 36,880 sh (-8.19%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 260,921 sh (-9.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,327 sh (-41.68%)
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Q2 2014

CORE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 191,813 sh (+203.88%)
Mario Gabelli 22,300 sh (+7.21%)
Arnold Van Den Berg Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 860,572 sh (-2.56%)
John Keeley 835,000 sh (-4.24%)
Jim Simons 157,900 sh (-31.35%)
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Q3 2014

CORE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 3,973 sh (New)
Jim Simons 187,400 sh (+18.68%)
Mario Gabelli 23,900 sh (+7.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 183,449 sh (-4.36%)
Chuck Royce 812,015 sh (-5.64%)
John Keeley 520,000 sh (-37.72%)
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Q4 2014

CORE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 5,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 238,100 sh (+27.05%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 23,860 sh (-0.17%)
Chuck Royce 724,835 sh (-10.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 157,908 sh (-13.92%)
John Keeley 443,000 sh (-14.81%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Core-Mark Holding Co Inc

KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Core-Mark Holding Co Inc - Oct 31, 2014

Core-Mark Holdings Company, Inc. (CORE) was the Fund's top performing position in the third quarter after rising over 16 percent and adding 19 basis points of return to the Fund. The convenience store retailer continued its impressive performance and is now our top performing position in 2014, rising over 39 percent year-to-date. Despite sluggish foot traffic for a number of retailers, Core-Mark was able to increase food sales over the past quarter and they were especially pleased with growth in their higher margin areas such as fresh foods.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Core-Mark Holding Company - Jul 30, 2014

Another strong performer during the quarter was Core-Mark Holding Company (CORE) which climbed over 25 percent and added 29 basis points of performance to the Fund. Although revenue growth for the convenience store distributor was slightly below expectations, the company continues to expand its value-added services, such as fresh foods, and they have also announced a number of new contract wins.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Core-Mark Holding Co Inc - Jul 25, 2014

We eliminated our position in convenience store distributor Core-Mark Holding Co., Inc.( CORE) as the stock rose almost 40% over the last year and reached our estimate of intrinsic value.

From Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio)'s Small Cap Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Top Ranked Articles about Core-Mark Holding Co Inc

KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Core-Mark Holding Co Inc
Core-Mark Holdings Company, Inc. (CORE) was the Fund's top performing position in the third quarter after rising over 16 percent and adding 19 basis points of return to the Fund. The convenience store retailer continued its impressive performance and is now our top performing position in 2014, rising over 39 percent year-to-date. Despite sluggish foot traffic for a number of retailers, Core-Mark was able to increase food sales over the past quarter and they were especially pleased with growth in their higher margin areas such as fresh foods. Read more...
KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Core-Mark Holding Company
Another strong performer during the quarter was Core-Mark Holding Company (CORE) which climbed over 25 percent and added 29 basis points of performance to the Fund. Although revenue growth for the convenience store distributor was slightly below expectations, the company continues to expand its value-added services, such as fresh foods, and they have also announced a number of new contract wins. Read more...
KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary
In the second calendar quarter of 2014, the KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund (KSCVX) climbed 3.21 percent compared to a 2.05 percent rise for the Russell 2000 Index and a 2.38 percent increase for the Russell 2000 Value Index. After a volatile first quarter of the year, equity markets gradually pushed higher for much of the second quarter. The global uncertainty that unsettled markets early in the year subsided, which allowed investors to regain focus on domestic fundamentals that overall seem to show progress. The economic surprise of the month and the quarter was the unexpectedly low final result for first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), which was revised down to a decline of 2.9 percent from a previous estimate of minus 1 percent. Although the first quarter's weakness was well known due to the harsh winter months, the magnitude of the downward revision called into question whether the recovery was faltering. The consensus, however, is that economic growth continues and may be accelerating. Much of the U.S. economic data, in fact, is at multi-year highs stemming from before the financial crisis, especially with respect to durable goods, private-sector employment, and housing numbers Read more...
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Core-Mark Holding Co Inc
We eliminated our position in convenience store distributor Core-Mark Holding Co., Inc.( CORE) as the stock rose almost 40% over the last year and reached our estimate of intrinsic value. Read more...

Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 35.30
CORE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
66% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.10 vs. CORE: 35.30 )
CORE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 44.5
Current: 35.3

4.34
44.5
Forward P/E 18.80
CORE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. CORE: 18.80 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.30
CORE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.40 vs. CORE: 35.30 )
CORE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.33   Max: 45.33
Current: 35.3

4.33
45.33
P/B 3.24
CORE's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. CORE: 3.24 )
CORE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.52
Current: 3.24

0.61
3.52
P/S 0.15
CORE's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CORE: 0.15 )
CORE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.16
Current: 0.15

0.03
0.16
PFCF 24.56
CORE's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 43.96 vs. CORE: 24.56 )
CORE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 1650
Current: 24.56

3.72
1650
POCF 22.58
CORE's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.05 vs. CORE: 22.58 )
CORE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 45.13
Current: 22.58

2.7
45.13
EV-to-EBIT 23.12
CORE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
67% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. CORE: 23.12 )
CORE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 25.5
Current: 23.12

2.7
25.5
PEG 4.58
CORE's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CORE: 4.58 )
CORE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 590.5
Current: 4.58

2.01
590.5
Shiller P/E 40.98
CORE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 35.16 vs. CORE: 40.98 )
CORE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.4   Max: 44.51
Current: 40.98

8.4
44.51
Current Ratio 1.83
CORE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. CORE: 1.83 )
CORE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 2.85
Current: 1.83

1.83
2.85
Quick Ratio 0.88
CORE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 567 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. CORE: 0.88 )
CORE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 1.69
Current: 0.88

0.88
1.69
Days Inventory 13.17
CORE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 39.55 vs. CORE: 13.17 )
CORE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 7.89   Max: 15.8
Current: 13.17

7.89
15.8
Days Sales Outstanding 8.71
CORE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. CORE: 8.71 )
CORE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 8.71   Max: 11.14
Current: 8.71

8.71
11.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 0.74
CORE's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
83% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. CORE: 0.74 )
CORE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.74

0.4
1.59
Dividend Payout 0.25
CORE's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
82% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. CORE: 0.25 )
CORE' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 0.31
Current: 0.25

0.08
0.31
Dividend growth (3y) 75.60
CORE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
99% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CORE: 75.60 )
CORE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 75.6
Current: 75.6

0
75.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.70
CORE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
84% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. CORE: 0.70 )
CORE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 1.59
Current: 0.7

0.4
1.59
Share Buyback Rate 0.10
CORE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
83% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CORE: 0.10 )
CORE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -4.6
Current: 0.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.32
CORE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CORE: 6.32 )
CORE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 6.06
Current: 6.32

1.58
6.06
Price/Tangible Book 3.59
CORE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CORE: 3.59 )
CORE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 2.98
Current: 3.59

0.67
2.98
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.69
CORE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CORE: 1.69 )
CORE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 1.62
Current: 1.69

0.63
1.62
Price/Median PS Value 2.44
CORE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CORE: 2.44 )
CORE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.34
Current: 2.44

0.64
2.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.18
CORE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CORE: 2.18 )
CORE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.84
Current: 2.18

0.63
2.84
Price/Graham Number 2.36
CORE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. CORE: 2.36 )
CORE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 2.26
Current: 2.36

0.59
2.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
CORE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
64% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CORE: 4.30 )
CORE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 37
Current: 4.3

3.9
37
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 19.35
CORE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. CORE: 19.35 )
CORE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.1   Max: 19.6
Current: 19.35

-1.1
19.6

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
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Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. is incorporated in Delaware & was founded in 1888. The Company markets fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. The Company is engaged primarily in the business of distributing packaged consumer products to convenience retail. The Company operates its business in two geographical areas U.S. and Canada. It distributes to national and private label convenience store products to approximately over 30,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canadian provinces. The products it distribute include cigarettes, other tobacco products, candy, snacks, fast food, groceries, fresh products, dairy, bread, beverages, general merchandise and health and beauty care products. It service traditional convenience stores as well as alternative outlets selling convenience products. Its traditional convenience store customers include many of the national and super-regional convenience store operators, as well as thousands of multi- and single-store customers. Its alternative outlet customers comprise a variety of store formats, including grocery stores, drug stores, liquor stores, cigarette and tobacco shops, hotel gift shops, military exchanges, college bookstores, casinos, movie theaters, hardware stores, airport concessions and other specialty and small format stores that carry convenience products. It operates a network of approximately 28 distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada. It faces competition from local, regional and national tobacco and consumable products distributors on the basis of service, price and schedules and reliability of deliveries. As a distributor of food products in the U.S., it is subject to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Core-Mark Announces Third Quarter 2014 Investor Call Oct 30 2014 
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KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Core-Mark Holding Company Jul 30 2014 
KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary Jul 30 2014 
Diamond Hill Capital Comments on Core-Mark Holding Co Inc Jul 25 2014 

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