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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
UNFI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 566 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. UNFI: 0.05 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.15
Current: 0.05

0
0.15
Equity to Asset 0.52
UNFI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. UNFI: 0.52 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.52

0.18
0.66
Interest Coverage 27.19
UNFI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 12.99 vs. UNFI: 27.19 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 32.78
Current: 27.19

0.98
32.78
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 6.17
M-Score: -2.11
WACC vs ROIC
9.23%
8.18%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.94
UNFI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. UNFI: 2.94 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 4.54
Current: 2.94

0.69
4.54
Net-margin (%) 1.73
UNFI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. UNFI: 1.73 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -0.14   Max: 2.02
Current: 1.73

-0.14
2.02
ROE (%) 10.56
UNFI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. UNFI: 10.56 )
UNFI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.04   Max: 15.68
Current: 10.56

-1.04
15.68
ROA (%) 5.78
UNFI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 570 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. UNFI: 5.78 )
UNFI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.48   Max: 7.17
Current: 5.78

-0.48
7.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.46
UNFI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 19.65 vs. UNFI: 16.46 )
UNFI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 44.43
Current: 16.46

3.6
44.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 12.90
UNFI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. UNFI: 12.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 18.1
Current: 12.9

6.5
18.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
UNFI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. UNFI: 14.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.2   Max: 58.3
Current: 14.9

-26.2
58.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 16.30
UNFI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. UNFI: 16.30 )
UNFI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 30.6
Current: 16.3

-1.8
30.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

UNFI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 22,500 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,772 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,713,500 sh (+132.02%)
Mario Gabelli 103,705 sh (+2.55%)
Ken Fisher 388,290 sh (+1.37%)
Ron Baron 4,961,780 sh (+0.76%)
Chuck Royce 133,517 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 105,400 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

UNFI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 284,550 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 56,208 sh (+149.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,305 sh (+115.95%)
Columbia Wanger 1,925,700 sh (+12.38%)
Ken Fisher 388,290 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,946,360 sh (-0.31%)
Mario Gabelli 103,180 sh (-0.51%)
Chuck Royce 99,617 sh (-25.39%)
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Q4 2014

UNFI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 123,617 sh (+24.09%)
Ken Fisher 389,552 sh (+0.33%)
Mario Gabelli 103,380 sh (+0.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 4,945,645 sh (-0.01%)
Columbia Wanger 1,879,700 sh (-2.39%)
Jeremy Grantham 35,000 sh (-37.73%)
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2015

UNFI Guru Trades in 2015

Ron Baron 4,945,645 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on United Natural Foods Inc

Baron Funds Comments on United Natural Foods Inc - Mar 20, 2015

Within Consumer Staples, the outperformance of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) the largest distributor of natural and organic products, and The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM), the largest craft brewer in the U.S., added the most value to absolute returns.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest distributor of natural, organic, and specialty products to North American supermarkets, delivered another quarter of strong, better-than-expected results that helped push shares to new highs. Sales were up 24% over 2013, boosted by double-digit organic growth and meaningful contribution from a large, recent acquisition that we believe has the potential to double the company’s addressable market opportunity in gourmet perishable foods. (Matt Weiss)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q4 2014 Quarterly Report.



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Baron Funds Comments on United Natural Foods Inc. - Jun 10, 2013

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the leading national distributor of natural and organic foods, declined 8% in the quarter. Growth moderated for some of the company's customers and industry players, off the torrid pace of the year before, and stock multiples contracted across the industry. While organic growth at UNFI is accelerating, the business is mixing towards lower margin accounts – Whole Foods and conventional supermarkets. We contend growth opportunities abound and margins will increase with scale, so we used the downdraft in the stock to increase our position.

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 commentary.
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Baron Funds Comments on United Natural Foods Inc. - May 01, 2013

Shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest distributor of natural and organic products in North America, detracted from the first quarter's performance, despite continued strong fundamentals. The company's largest customer is Whole Foods, which is experiencing robust, though moderating, growth in the face of tough comparisons.We believe United Natural Foods will continue to benefit from a greater focus on health by consumers; growth of organics from less than 10% of grocery today; and conventional supermarkets devoting more space to the category. (Matt Weiss)

From Baron Funds’ first quarter 2013 letter.


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Top Ranked Articles about United Natural Foods Inc

Baron Funds Comments on United Natural Foods Inc
Within Consumer Staples, the outperformance of United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) the largest distributor of natural and organic products, and The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (SAM), the largest craft brewer in the U.S., added the most value to absolute returns. Read more...
Pick United Natural Foods Over Whole Foods
Whole Foods’ (WFM) recent earnings report highlighted the competitive landscape of the organic food industry. The barriers of entry are becoming less evident as more organic grocers are opening. Not only are there more specialty food stores, but organic foods are increasing their presence in conventional supermarkets. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 28.80
UNFI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. UNFI: 28.80 )
UNFI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.13   Max: 41.93
Current: 28.8

11.13
41.93
Forward P/E 22.78
UNFI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
65% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 20.62 vs. UNFI: 22.78 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 29.00
UNFI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
73% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 26.00 vs. UNFI: 29.00 )
UNFI' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.12   Max: 42.49
Current: 29

11.12
42.49
P/B 2.90
UNFI's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. UNFI: 2.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 5.11
Current: 2.9

1.15
5.11
P/S 0.50
UNFI's P/S is ranked higher than
69% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. UNFI: 0.50 )
UNFI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.5

0.17
0.73
POCF 84.20
UNFI's POCF is ranked higher than
59% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 13.32 vs. UNFI: 84.20 )
UNFI' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.39   Max: 3419
Current: 84.2

6.39
3419
EV-to-EBIT 19.49
UNFI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. UNFI: 19.49 )
UNFI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 26.6
Current: 19.49

9.2
26.6
PEG 2.74
UNFI's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UNFI: 2.74 )
UNFI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.74

0.64
4.26
Shiller P/E 37.90
UNFI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 35.25 vs. UNFI: 37.90 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.03   Max: 73.73
Current: 37.9

13.03
73.73
Current Ratio 2.68
UNFI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. UNFI: 2.68 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 2.89
Current: 2.68

1.07
2.89
Quick Ratio 1.09
UNFI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. UNFI: 1.09 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.09

0.39
1.12
Days Inventory 49.87
UNFI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
67% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 39.55 vs. UNFI: 49.87 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 45.72   Max: 51.72
Current: 49.87

45.72
51.72
Days Sales Outstanding 23.86
UNFI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 16.82 vs. UNFI: 23.86 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 18.96   Max: 29.28
Current: 23.86

18.96
29.28

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.20
UNFI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. UNFI: 4.20 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 19.1
Current: 4.2

1.76
19.1
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.50
UNFI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
70% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. UNFI: 4.50 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.54   Max: 73.5
Current: 4.5

2.54
73.5
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
UNFI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. UNFI: 1.10 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.1

0.38
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.20
UNFI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. UNFI: 2.20 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 3.83
Current: 2.2

1.03
3.83
Price/Graham Number 2.30
UNFI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. UNFI: 2.30 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.78
Current: 2.3

1.11
3.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
UNFI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. UNFI: 5.00 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 10.8
Current: 5

3.8
10.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.10
UNFI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. UNFI: 12.10 )
UNFI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 42.5
Current: 12.1

7.5
42.5

Analyst Estimate

Jul15 Jul16
Revenue(Mil) 8,294 9,145
EPS($) 2.92 3.31
EPS without NRI($) 2.92 3.31

Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Food Distribution
Compare:CUYTY, SYY, GLAPY, JRONY, MHTLY » details
Traded in other countries:UN3.Germany,
United Natural Foods Inc is incorporated in Delaware. The Company is a distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products in the United States and Canada, and that its twenty-six distribution centers. It offers more than 65,000 high-quality natural, organic and specialty foods and non-food products, consisting of national, regional and private label brands in six product categories: grocery and general merchandise, produce, perishables and frozen foods, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, bulk and foodservice products and personal care items. It serves more than 31,000 customer locations mainly located across the United States and Canada which can be classified as follows: independently owned natural products retailers, which include buying clubs; supernatural chains, which consist solely of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Whole Foods Market); conventional supermarkets and mass market chains; and other, which includes foodservice and international customers outside of Canada. Its operations are comprised of three operating divisions. These operating divisions are: its wholesale division, which includes its broadline natural, organic and specialty distribution business in the United States; UNFI Canada, which is its natural, organic and specialty business in Canada; Albert's, is a distributor within the United States of organically grown produce and non-produce perishable items; and Select Nutrition, which distributes vitamins, minerals and supplements; its retail division, consisting of Earth Origins, which operates its thirteen natural products retail stores within the United States; and its manufacturing division, consisting of Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, which specializes in the international importation, roasting, packaging and distribution of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, trail mixes, granola, natural and organic snack items and confections, and its Blue Marble Brands product lines. Its main competition comes from direct distribution. Its major wholesale distribution competitor in both the United States and Canada is KeHE Distributors, LLC (Kehe). Its natural products retail stores compete against other natural products outlets, conventional supermarkets and specialty stores. The Company's operations and many of the products that it distributes in the United States are subject to regulation by state and local health departments, the USDA and the United States Food and Drug Administration, which generally impose standards for product quality and sanitation and are responsible for the administration of bioterrorism legislation.
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