Bob Evans Farms Company Profile (NASDAQ:BOBE)

About Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)

Bob Evans Farms logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (Bob Evans) is a producer and distributor of refrigerated potato, pasta and vegetable-based side dishes, pork sausage, and a variety of refrigerated and frozen food items under the Bob Evans and Owens or Country Creek brand names. The Company's food products are distributed to customers throughout the United States. Additionally, the Company manufactures and sells similar products to foodservice customers, restaurants and food sellers. The Company operates through BEF Foods segment. The BEF Foods segment offers a range of wholesome food products to retail and foodservice customers. The Company produces food products in its four manufacturing facilities. It produces sausage products at its plants located in Hillsdale, Michigan, and Xenia, Ohio.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:BOBE
  • CUSIP: 09676110
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.37 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 19,779,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $60.69
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $51.49
  • 52 Week Range: $32.07 - $69.62
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 76.74
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 27.24
  • P/E Growth: 4.64
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.35 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.02
  • Book Value: $10.98 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.33
  • Annual Dividend: $1.36
  • Dividend Yield: 1.9%
  • EBIDTA: $142.28 million
  • Net Margins: 1.74%
  • Return on Equity: 19.59%
  • Return on Assets: 5.18%
  • Current Ratio: 0.80%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.57%
  • Average Volume: 331,200 shs.
  • Beta: 0.45
  • Short Ratio: 3.85

Frequently Asked Questions for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)

What is Bob Evans Farms' stock symbol?

Bob Evans Farms trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BOBE."

How often does Bob Evans Farms pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Bob Evans Farms?

Bob Evans Farms announced a special dividend on Tuesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of $7.50 per share on Friday, June 16th. This represents a dividend yield of 2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 25th. View Bob Evans Farms' Dividend History.

How will Bob Evans Farms' stock buyback program work?

Bob Evans Farms announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Tuesday, April 11th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 10.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Bob Evans Farms' earnings last quarter?

Bob Evans Farms Inc (NASDAQ:BOBE) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March, 8th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $335.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $344.56 million. Bob Evans Farms had a net margin of 1.74% and a return on equity of 19.59%. The firm's revenue was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 earnings per share. View Bob Evans Farms' Earnings History.

When will Bob Evans Farms make its next earnings announcement?

Bob Evans Farms is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, June, 12th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Bob Evans Farms.

What guidance has Bob Evans Farms issued on next quarter's earnings?

Bob Evans Farms issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, March, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.22-2.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.26.

Where is Bob Evans Farms' stock going? Where will Bob Evans Farms' stock price be in 2017?

4 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Bob Evans Farms' shares. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $74.00. On average, they anticipate Bob Evans Farms' share price to reach $65.47 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Bob Evans Farms.

Are investors shorting Bob Evans Farms?

Bob Evans Farms saw a decrease in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 528,732 shares, a decrease of 23.6% from the April 28th total of 691,970 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 292,680 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 2.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of Bob Evans Farms' key competitors?

Who owns Bob Evans Farms stock?

Bob Evans Farms' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.92%), Vanguard Group Inc. (13.67%), SANDELL ASSET MANAGEMENT (6.40%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.60%), State Street Corp (2.69%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.56%). Company insiders that own Bob Evans Farms stock include Kevin M Sheehan, Mark E Hood, Scott C Taggart and Thomas Alan Ashworth. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bob Evans Farms.

Who sold Bob Evans Farms stock? Who is selling Bob Evans Farms stock?

Bob Evans Farms' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Credit Suisse AG, Menta Capital LLC, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC and Ameriprise Financial Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bob Evans Farms.

Who bought Bob Evans Farms stock? Who is buying Bob Evans Farms stock?

Bob Evans Farms' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Tudor Investment Corp ET AL, Vanguard Group Inc., Clearline Capital LP, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC and Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Bob Evans Farms stock in the last two years include Kevin M Sheehan and Mark E Hood. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bob Evans Farms.

How do I buy Bob Evans Farms stock?

Shares of Bob Evans Farms can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Bob Evans Farms stock cost?

One share of Bob Evans Farms stock can currently be purchased for approximately $69.45.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $65.47 (5.73% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/3/2017William BlairInitiated CoverageOutperform$67.41MediumView Rating Details
5/2/2017Maxim GroupBoost Price TargetBuy -> Buy$65.00 -> $74.00MediumView Rating Details
1/4/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Citigroup IncDowngradePositive -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/11/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/3/2015StephensUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$40.00N/AView Rating Details
6/25/2015Miller TabakUpgradeHold -> Buy$50.00 -> $57.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Earnings by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/8/2017Q3 2017$0.76$0.75$344.56 million$335.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2016Q217$0.45$0.56$319.31 million$315.96 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/31/2016Q117$0.44$0.48$310.89 million$306.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/14/2016Q416$0.43$0.48$345.02 million$345.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/1/2016Q3$0.54$0.62$347.52 million$346.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/1/2015Q2$0.39$0.41$323.35 million$325.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/1/2015Q116$0.30$0.51$323.22 million$321.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/16/2015Q415$0.41$0.56$331.31 million$332.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q315$0.69$0.60$358.83 million$367.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2014Q215$0.34$0.36$343.24 million$333.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014Q115$0.10$0.10$328.61 million$326.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/8/2014Q115$0.41$0.61$333.31 million$326.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2014Q314$0.57$0.30$350.54 million$340.13 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/3/2013Q2$0.57$0.35$334.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/19/2013Q1 2014$0.57$0.58$333.49 million$329.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/4/2013Q4 2013$0.64$0.71$331.41 million$353.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q3 2013$0.55$0.56$434.21 million$434.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/19/2012Q312$0.61$0.53$414.20 million$410.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2012$0.60$0.58ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/5/2012$0.73$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.60$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2011$0.53$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2011$0.51$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/7/2011$0.66$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.64$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.10
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.43$0.46$0.45
Q2 20172$0.43$0.45$0.44
Q3 20172$0.70$0.73$0.72
Q4 20172$0.48$0.51$0.50
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Next Dividend:6/16/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.36
Dividend Yield:1.96%
Dividend Growth:5.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:121.43% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
98.55% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
53.33% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:9 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)

Dividend History by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.28%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
1/4/2016Kevin M SheehanDirectorBuy5,000$38.03$190,150.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2015Mark E HoodCFOBuy2,200$44.72$98,384.00View SEC Filing  
6/26/2015Scott C TaggartVPSell1,000$51.70$51,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/24/2015Thomas Alan AshworthSVPSell1,805$51.00$92,055.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2015Larry S McwilliamsDirectorBuy2,145$46.29$99,292.05View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Douglas N BenhamDirectorBuy3,500$46.79$163,765.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Mark E HoodCFOBuy2,500$47.13$117,825.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Mark E HoodCFOBuy3,500$44.43$155,505.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Michael Feder WeinsteinDirectorBuy2,000$43.94$87,880.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Charles M ElsonDirectorBuy2,300$43.50$100,050.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Steven A DavisCEOBuy15,000$43.12$646,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014G Robert LucasDirectorSell5,070$43.56$220,849.20View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Thomas Alan AshworthVPSell1,600$43.43$69,488.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Randall HicksInsiderSell5,003$49.76$248,949.28View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014E Ingram IIIDirectorSell2,153$50.22$108,123.66View SEC Filing  
9/25/2013G Robert LucasDirectorSell2,153$57.96$124,787.88View SEC Filing  
9/25/2013J Michael TownsleyInsiderSell28,487$57.87$1,648,542.69View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Harvey Brownlee, Jr.InsiderSell2,131$52.77$112,452.87View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Randall J HicksInsiderSell13,764$52.60$723,986.40View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Harvey Brownlee JrInsiderSell8,624$49.79$429,388.96View SEC Filing  
8/22/2013G Robert LucasDirectorSell2,564$52.46$134,507.44View SEC Filing  
6/27/2013J Michael TownsleyInsiderSell6,984$47.14$329,225.76View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Randall J HicksInsiderSell20,163$48.01$968,025.63View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Latest Headlines for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
DateHeadline logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. : BOBE-US: Dividend Analysis : May 30th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 26, 2017 - May 26 at 4:22 PM logoBob Evans Farms to Attend Three Upcoming Investor Conferences - GlobeNewswire (press release) - May 25 at 5:07 PM logoBob Evans Farms to Attend Three Upcoming Investor Conferences - May 24 at 3:53 PM logoBob Evans Farms (BOBE) Presents At BMO-Farm to Market Conference - Slideshow - May 22 at 3:56 PM logoBob Evans Farms (BOBE) Climbed To A New High For The Year - May 19 at 9:06 AM logoBob Evans Farms Inc Plans Special Dividend of $7.50 (BOBE) - May 3 at 5:50 PM logoBob Evans Sale Produces Special Dividend - May 3 at 4:02 PM logoBob Evans Farms to Attend the BMO Capital Markets 12th Annual Farm to Market Conference - May 3 at 12:13 PM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Now Covered by Analysts at William Blair - May 3 at 9:34 AM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Bob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) to Hold - May 2 at 6:24 PM logoBob Evans Farms completes food business transition, approves special dividend - May 2 at 2:55 PM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Price Target Raised to $74.00 at Maxim Group - May 2 at 8:42 AM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 1 at 10:30 PM logoBob Evans Restaurants Announces Completion of Acquisition by Golden Gate Capital - May 1 at 3:57 PM logoBob Evans sells restaurant chain, completing split from food business - May 1 at 3:57 PM logoBob Evans Farms Completes Sale of Bob Evans Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital and Acquisition of Pineland Farms Potato Company - May 1 at 9:07 AM logoBob Evans to pay special dividend after sale of restaurant business completed - May 1 at 9:07 AM logoBob Evans Farms (BOBE) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.28 - April 29 at 1:18 PM logoShort Interest in Bob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Declines By 21.4% - April 29 at 8:54 AM logoBob Evans Farms Getting Bigger - April 28 at 9:57 PM logoBob Evans Farms (BOBE) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds - April 26 at 9:25 PM logoChipotle (CMG) Stock Rises on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Beat - April 26 at 1:21 PM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Downgraded to Hold at TheStreet - April 16 at 7:24 AM logoBob Evans Farms (BOBE) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds - April 15 at 12:33 PM logoETFs with exposure to Bob Evans Farms, Inc. : April 7, 2017 - April 7 at 8:59 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. : BOBE-US: Dividend Analysis : March 13th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 4, 2017 - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoThree Small Caps to Buy for the Second Quarter - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - April 4 at 6:10 PM logoEinhorn's GM Plan Poses Conflict Challenge for Board - March 30 at 4:23 PM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Short Interest Update - March 29 at 8:11 AM logo3 Reasons Momentum Stock Investors Will Love Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) - March 28 at 1:05 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. :BOBE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : March 22, 2017 - March 22 at 3:41 PM logoBOB EVANS FARMS INC Financials - March 11 at 3:55 PM logoBob Evans Farms Raises FY17 Non-GAAP EPS View - March 8 at 4:43 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. 2017 Q3 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - March 8 at 4:43 PM logoMarket Recon: Investors Seem to Have Met a Steep Hill - March 8 at 4:43 PM logoBob Evans Reports Fiscal 2017 Third-Quarter Results; Raises Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance - March 8 at 4:43 PM logoQ3 2017 Bob Evans Farms Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open - March 8 at 4:42 PM logoBob Evans Farms raises fiscal 2017 outlook, even as profit and sales fall short of estimates - March 8 at 4:42 PM logoBob Evans posts 3Q profit - March 8 at 4:42 PM logoBOB EVANS FARMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events - March 8 at 4:42 PM logoBob Evans food products thriving with split from restaurants looming - March 8 at 4:42 PM logoBob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - March 8 at 12:35 PM logo5 Earnings Plays That Could Squeeze the Shorts - March 6 at 3:53 PM logoBob Evans adds all-day brunch, available every day - March 1 at 9:17 AM logoBob Evans Declares Quarterly Dividend - February 28 at 4:19 PM logo[$$] LBO Focus: Restaurant Deals Show Varied Tastes of Buyout Firms - February 27 at 11:32 AM logoBob Evans Farms to Attend Two Upcoming Investor Conferences - GlobeNewswire (press release) - February 24 at 12:55 PM logoBob Evans Farms to Attend Two Upcoming Investor Conferences - February 23 at 8:58 PM logoBob Evans Announces Third-Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Details - February 22 at 4:05 PM



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