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: Commercial Food Services
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:BOBE
  • CUSIP: 09676110
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.31 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 19,924,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $67.96
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $65.41
  • 52 Week Range: $36.88 - $75.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.50
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.98
  • P/E Growth: 2.75
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $394.84 million
  • Price / Sales: 3.33
  • Book Value: $16.75 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.94
  • Annual Dividend: $1.36
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBIDTA: $71.5 million
  • Net Margins: 15.15%
  • Return on Equity: 19.58%
  • Return on Assets: 6.82%
  • Current Ratio: 2.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.71%
  • Average Volume: 314,895 shs.
  • Beta: 0.54
  • Short Ratio: 3.53

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 quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 31st. Investors of record on Monday, June 12th will be given a dividend of $0.34 per share on Monday, June 26th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 8th. View Bob Evans Farms' Dividend History.

How will Bob Evans Farms' stock buyback program work?

Bob Evans Farms announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Tuesday, April 11th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 10.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Bob Evans Farms' earnings last quarter?

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 15th. The company reported $0.61 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $99.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $325.70 million. Bob Evans Farms had a net margin of 15.15% and a return on equity of 19.58%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.48 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 Tuesday, August, 29th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Bob Evans Farms.

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

6 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Bob Evans Farms' stock. Their forecasts range from $67.41 to $77.00. On average, they anticipate Bob Evans Farms' stock price to reach $75.08 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Bob Evans Farms.

Are investors shorting Bob Evans Farms?

Bob Evans Farms saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,161,900 shares, an increase of 50.3% from the July 14th total of 772,875 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 305,219 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Currently, 6.0% of the company's shares are sold short.

Who are some of Bob Evans Farms' key competitors?

Who are Bob Evans Farms' key executives?

Bob Evans Farms' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Douglas N. Benham, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • J. Michael Townsley, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mark E. Hood, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Colin M. Daly Esq., Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Richard D. Hall, Executive Vice President - Supply Chain Management
  • T. Alan Ashworth, Senior Vice President - Finance and Corporate Development , Treasurer
  • Terrance Camp, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • Christopher J. Lambrix, Senior Vice President - Retail Development
  • Mary Kay Haben, Lead Independent Director
  • Charles M. Elson, Director

Who owns Bob Evans Farms stock?

Bob Evans Farms' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (13.66%), BlackRock Inc. (12.77%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.57%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (4.19%), Northern Trust Corp (3.74%) and State Street Corp (2.72%). Company insiders that own Bob Evans Farms stock include Kevin M Sheehan, Mark E Hood 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 BlackRock Inc., Prudential PLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, PDT Partners LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Prudential Financial Inc. and Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Blair William & Co. IL, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Gotham Asset Management LLC and Bamco Inc. NY. 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.

What is Bob Evans Farms' stock price today?

One share of Bob Evans Farms stock can currently be purchased for approximately $66.00.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ BOBE)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  174 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  183 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  357
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Bob Evans Farms and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $75.08 (13.76% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/18/2017Maxim GroupLower Price TargetBuy -> Buy$80.00 -> $77.00LowView Rating Details
7/19/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$77.00HighView Rating Details
6/5/2017CIBCReiterated RatingMarket Perform -> Market Perform$77.00LowView Rating Details
6/5/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket Perform$77.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017William BlairInitiated CoverageOutperform$67.41MediumView Rating Details
1/4/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradePositive -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/11/2016SidotiInitiated CoverageBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/3/2015StephensUpgradeUnderweight -> Equal Weight$40.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/20/2015 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
8/29/2017$0.39N/AView Earnings Details
6/15/2017Q4 17$0.42$0.61$325.70 million$99.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.17
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
Q1 20181$0.35$0.35$0.35
Q2 20181$0.42$0.42$0.42
Q3 20181$0.79$0.79$0.79
Q4 20181$0.61$0.61$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE)
Most Recent Dividend:6/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.36
Dividend Yield:2.06%
Dividend Growth:5.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:21.69% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
62.10% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
53.54% (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: 81.68%
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
6/22/2017Thomas Alan AshworthSVPSell7,100$70.70$501,970.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoMaxim Group Cuts Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Price Target to $77.00 - August 18 at 8:12 AM logoBuffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) and Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) Head to Head Survey - August 17 at 6:28 AM logoBob Evans Farms Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Details - GlobeNewswire (press release) - August 17 at 3:14 AM logoBob Evans Farms Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Release and Conference Call Details - August 16 at 5:11 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - August 16 at 5:04 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest - August 13 at 1:46 AM logo$102.29 Million in Sales Expected for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) This Quarter - August 12 at 5:38 AM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 11 at 11:32 PM logoHead-To-Head Survey: Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) versus Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH) - August 7 at 10:08 PM logoAnalyzing Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) and Famous Dave's of America (DAVE) - August 4 at 6:28 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - August 4 at 5:26 PM logoShort Interest in Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Declines By 22.8% - July 30 at 7:03 AM logoBarnes & Noble stock jumps 17% after investor urges it to go private - MarketWatch - July 25 at 4:30 PM logoHead-To-Head Analysis: Ruth's Hospitality Group (RUTH) and Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) - July 25 at 8:47 AM logoETFs with exposure to Bob Evans Farms, Inc. : July 24, 2017 - July 24 at 3:59 PM logo$0.35 EPS Expected for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) This Quarter - July 21 at 2:20 PM logoComparing Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) & Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) - July 20 at 6:26 PM logoBenzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For July 19, 2017 - Benzinga - July 19 at 10:52 PM logoShark Tank's Daymond John on why military veterans make excellent CEOs - July 19 at 5:51 PM logoBerenberg Bank Begins Coverage on Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOBE) - July 19 at 9:56 AM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - July 17 at 11:14 PM logoPotbelly's Chances of a Sale Increase as Activist Hovers - - July 14 at 6:35 PM logoETFs with exposure to Bob Evans Farms, Inc. : July 13, 2017 - July 13 at 5:43 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BOBE-US : July 10, 2017 - July 10 at 4:43 PM logoBob Evans Farms Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:BOBE) - July 9 at 7:02 AM logoMaxim Group sees upside for 13 restaurant stocks - Seeking Alpha - July 5 at 10:25 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Bob Evans Farms Registered Better-Than-Expected Quarterly EPS - June 30 at 4:43 PM logoOppenheimer Holdings Weighs in on Bob Evans Farms, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (BOBE) - June 29 at 11:36 AM logo$102.29 Million in Sales Expected for Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) This Quarter - June 29 at 11:28 AM logoBob Evans Made Enough Bacon for This Investor, So I'm Out - June 28 at 4:43 PM logoEquities Analysts Set Expectations for Bob Evans Farms, Inc.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (BOBE) - June 28 at 8:48 AM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold" - June 27 at 4:44 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) SVP Sells $501,970.00 in Stock - June 26 at 7:39 PM logoEarnings Highlights and Review: Dave & Buster's Revenue Jumped 16%; EPS Climbed 36% - June 26 at 4:37 PM logoETFs with exposure to Bob Evans Farms, Inc. : June 26, 2017 - June 26 at 4:37 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. :BOBE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 11:36 AM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - June 20 at 8:44 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Price Target Increased to $80.00 by Analysts at Maxim Group - June 18 at 4:58 PM logoBob Evans shares rise after earnings beat estimates - MarketWatch - June 16 at 9:46 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - June 16 at 3:52 AM logoEdited Transcript of BOBE earnings conference call or presentation 15-Jun-17 12:30pm GMT - June 15 at 10:48 PM logoBob Evans Stock Price Dips on Q4 Earnings - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoBob Evans Farms' (BOBE) CEO Michael Townsley on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoBob Evans Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoBob Evans shares rise after earnings beat estimates - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoInvestor Network: Bob Evans Farms, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoBob Evans posts 4Q profit - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoBob Evans Farms, Inc. (BOBE) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.19 EPS - June 15 at 8:50 AM logoBob Evans Farms Begins To Streamline - June 14 at 3:25 PM logoFinisar, Bob Evans, 3 Others Could Squeeze Bears on Earnings - - June 13 at 9:55 PM



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