The Chefs' Warehouse Company Profile (NASDAQ:CHEF)

About The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)

The ChefsThe Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. The Company operates through food product distribution segment, which is concentrated on the East and West Coasts of the United States. The Company is focused on serving the specific needs of chefs owning and/or operating some of the menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos and specialty food stores in the United States and Canada. Its product portfolio consists of imported and domestic specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, oils and vinegars, truffles, caviar, chocolate and pastry products. The Company also offers a line of center-of-the-plate products, including custom cut beef, seafood and hormone-free poultry, as well as food products, such as cooking oils, butter, eggs, milk and flour.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Food Wholesale
  • Sub-Industry: Food Distributors
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CHEF
  • CUSIP: 16308610
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $544.33 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 26,360,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.95
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.74
  • 52 Week Range: $10.80 - $21.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 42.84
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 35.60
  • P/E Growth: 3.36
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.26 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.43
  • Book Value: $7.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.76
  • EBITDA: $56.35 million
  • Net Margins: 0.99%
  • Return on Equity: 4.56%
  • Return on Assets: 1.38%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.60%
  • Current Ratio: 2.51%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.63%
  • Average Volume: 168,586 shs.
  • Beta: 1.11
  • Short Ratio: 18.11

Frequently Asked Questions for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)

What is The Chefs' Warehouse's stock symbol?

The Chefs' Warehouse trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CHEF."

How were The Chefs' Warehouse's earnings last quarter?

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.02. The firm earned $331.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $325.16 million. The Chefs' Warehouse had a net margin of 0.99% and a return on equity of 4.56%. The Chefs' Warehouse's revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share. View The Chefs' Warehouse's Earnings History.

When will The Chefs' Warehouse make its next earnings announcement?

The Chefs' Warehouse is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for The Chefs' Warehouse.

What guidance has The Chefs' Warehouse issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Chefs' Warehouse issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.38-$0.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.38. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.28-$1.29, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.28 billion.

Where is The Chefs' Warehouse's stock going? Where will The Chefs' Warehouse's stock price be in 2017?

5 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for The Chefs' Warehouse's stock. Their predictions range from $14.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate The Chefs' Warehouse's stock price to reach $18.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for The Chefs' Warehouse.

What are analysts saying about The Chefs' Warehouse stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Chefs' Warehouse stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Chefs' Warehouse Holdings, LLC is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States. The Company is focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools and specialty food stores. Its product portfolio includes artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, unique oils and vinegars, hormone-free protein, truffles, caviar, and chocolate. It also offers cooking oils, butter, eggs, milk, and flour. Chefs' Warehouse Holdings, LLC is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut. " (8/11/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "CHEF's 4Q16 earnings highlighted continued strength in the specialty division, an improved protein division and stabilizing ERP conversion issues. We are raising our target price to $16 (12x EV/EBITDA)." (2/24/2017)

Who are some of The Chefs' Warehouse's key competitors?

Who are The Chefs' Warehouse's key executives?

The Chefs' Warehouse's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Christopher Pappas, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • John Pappas, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • John D. Austin, Chief Financial Officer, Assistant corporate Secretary
  • Patricia Lecouras, Chief Human Resource Officer
  • John DeBenedetti, Executive Vice President - Protein, Director
  • Frank O'Dowd, Chief Information Officer
  • Alexandros Aldous, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • John A. Couri, Lead Independent Director
  • Katherine Oliver, Director
  • Dominick Cerbone, Independent Director

How do I buy The Chefs' Warehouse stock?

Shares of The Chefs' Warehouse 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 The Chefs' Warehouse's stock price today?

One share of The Chefs' Warehouse stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.65.

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ CHEF)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  172 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  227 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  399
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $18.00 (12.83% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Price Target History for The Chefs` Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Analysts' Ratings History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/29/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetBuy$19.00 -> $20.00LowView Rating Details
8/25/2017Jefferies Group LLCSet Price TargetBuy$20.00HighView Rating Details
8/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$16.00 -> $18.00HighView Rating Details
5/15/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$18.00LowView Rating Details
2/22/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight -> Equal Weight$12.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
8/3/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingHold$15.00N/AView Rating Details
3/31/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2015BB&T CorporationUpgradeHold -> Buy$22.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Earnings by Quarter for The Chefs` Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Earnings History by Quarter for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ CHEF)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$0.11N/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2017Q2 2017$0.12$0.14$325.16 million$331.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q1 2017($0.05)($0.05)$284.45 million$287.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/21/2017Q4 2016$0.16$0.18$336.71 million$342.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.08$0.07$299.70 million$297.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2016Q2$0.21$0.15$297.28 million$291.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q1$0.08$0.05$265.20 million$262.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4$0.24$0.26$297.33 million$299.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q315$0.18$0.21$276.11 million$277.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.21$0.21$281.15 million$282.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.09$0.08$209.00 million$198.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/5/2015Q4 2014$0.22$0.20$229.42 million$228.23 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.22$0.21$228.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.17$0.15$203.60 million$208.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.21$0.18$205.87 million$213.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.10$0.08$178.30 million$187.18 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2014Q413$0.20$0.19$191.27 million$193.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.21$0.21$171.29 million$170.58 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.26$0.26$166.11 million$170.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.14$0.14$138.06 million$139.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q4 2012$0.22$0.24$130.16 million$142.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.21$0.21$116.88 million$124.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.24$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.16$0.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2012$0.25$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.18$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.38
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.60
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171($0.05)($0.05)($0.05)
Q2 20171$0.11$0.11$0.11
Q3 20171$0.10$0.10$0.10
Q4 20171$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q1 20181$0.00$0.00$0.00
Q2 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20181$0.14$0.14$0.14
Q4 20181$0.26$0.26$0.26
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 22.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.01%
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Chefs` Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Chefs` Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Insider Trades by Quarter for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/2/2016Frank O'dowdInsiderSell5,000$19.27$96,350.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Frank O'dowdInsiderSell5,000$20.13$100,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Frank O'dowdInsiderSell2,500$19.00$47,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Frank O'dowdInsiderSell10,000$18.87$188,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Frank O'dowdInsiderSell7,500$19.00$142,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Frank O'dowdInsiderSell7,500$18.00$135,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2015Alan C GuarinoDirectorBuy1,400$17.95$25,130.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2013Christopher PappasCEOSell337,500$19.95$6,733,125.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2013John PappasChairmanSell1,037,500$19.95$20,698,125.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2013Joseph CugineDirectorBuy2,000$21.00$42,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2013Patricia LecourasInsiderSell7,000$18.23$127,610.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2013John PappasMajor ShareholderSell66,347$17.50$1,161,072.50View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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