About The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
The 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: www.chefswarehouse.com
- Market Cap: $544.33 million
- Outstanding Shares: 26,360,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $18.95
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $15.74
- 52 Week Range: $10.80 - $21.40
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 42.84
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 35.60
- P/E Growth: 3.36
- 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?
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?
Some companies that are related to The Chefs' Warehouse include MGP Ingredients (MGPI), Avon Products (AVP), Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (CRESY), Dean Foods Company (DF), e.l.f. Beauty (ELF), New Media Investment Group (NEWM), SunOpta (STKL), Medifast (MED), SuperValu (SVU), Amplify Snack Brands, inc. (BETR), Freshpet (FRPT), Smart (SFS), tronc (TRNC), Calyxt (CLXT), Omega Protein Corporation (OME), Carriage Services (CSV), Landec Corporation (LNDC) and Craft Brew Alliance (BREW).
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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ CHEF)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Chefs' Warehouse 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.
One share of The Chefs' Warehouse stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.65.
Consensus Ratings for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|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)
Analysts' Ratings History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|8/29/2017||Canaccord Genuity||Boost Price Target||Buy||$19.00 -> $20.00||Low|
|8/25/2017||Jefferies Group LLC||Set Price Target||Buy||$20.00||High|
|8/10/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Market Perform||$16.00 -> $18.00||High|
|5/15/2017||Loop Capital||Initiated Coverage||Buy -> Buy||$18.00||Low|
|2/22/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Equal Weight -> Equal Weight||$12.00 -> $14.00||N/A|
|8/3/2016||J P Morgan Chase & Co||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$15.00||N/A|
|3/31/2016||Deutsche Bank AG||Reiterated Rating||Neutral -> Hold||N/A|
|11/4/2015||BB&T Corporation||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||$22.00||N/A|
Earnings History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)Earnings History by Quarter for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ CHEF)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|8/9/2017||Q2 2017||$0.12||$0.14||$325.16 million||$331.70 million||View||Listen|
|5/9/2017||Q1 2017||($0.05)||($0.05)||$284.45 million||$287.70 million||View||Listen|
|2/21/2017||Q4 2016||$0.16||$0.18||$336.71 million||$342.90 million||View||Listen|
|11/2/2016||Q316||$0.08||$0.07||$299.70 million||$297.90 million||View||N/A|
|8/2/2016||Q2||$0.21||$0.15||$297.28 million||$291.20 million||View||N/A|
|5/3/2016||Q1||$0.08||$0.05||$265.20 million||$262.40 million||View||N/A|
|2/18/2016||Q4||$0.24||$0.26||$297.33 million||$299.70 million||View||Listen|
|11/3/2015||Q315||$0.18||$0.21||$276.11 million||$277.50 million||View||N/A|
|7/30/2015||Q215||$0.21||$0.21||$281.15 million||$282.90 million||View||Listen|
|5/6/2015||Q115||$0.09||$0.08||$209.00 million||$198.90 million||View||N/A|
|3/5/2015||Q4 2014||$0.22||$0.20||$229.42 million||$228.23 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2014||Q314||$0.17||$0.15||$203.60 million||$208.10 million||View||N/A|
|7/31/2014||Q214||$0.21||$0.18||$205.87 million||$213.10 million||View||Listen|
|5/1/2014||Q114||$0.10||$0.08||$178.30 million||$187.18 million||View||Listen|
|3/4/2014||Q413||$0.20||$0.19||$191.27 million||$193.40 million||View||Listen|
|10/31/2013||Q313||$0.21||$0.21||$171.29 million||$170.58 million||View||N/A|
|8/1/2013||Q2 2013||$0.26||$0.26||$166.11 million||$170.20 million||View||N/A|
|5/2/2013||Q1 2013||$0.14||$0.14||$138.06 million||$139.40 million||View||N/A|
|2/21/2013||Q4 2012||$0.22||$0.24||$130.16 million||$142.60 million||View||N/A|
|11/1/2012||Q312||$0.21||$0.21||$116.88 million||$124.80 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.38
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.60
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Dividend History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 22.40%Insider Trades by Quarter for The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 78.01%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|5/2/2016||Frank O'dowd||Insider||Sell||5,000||$19.27||$96,350.00|| |
|4/1/2016||Frank O'dowd||Insider||Sell||5,000||$20.13||$100,650.00|| |
|3/7/2016||Frank O'dowd||Insider||Sell||2,500||$19.00||$47,500.00|| |
|3/1/2016||Frank O'dowd||Insider||Sell||10,000||$18.87||$188,700.00|| |
|2/29/2016||Frank O'dowd||Insider||Sell||7,500||$19.00||$142,500.00|| |
|2/19/2016||Frank O'dowd||Insider||Sell||7,500||$18.00||$135,000.00|| |
|11/6/2015||Alan C Guarino||Director||Buy||1,400||$17.95||$25,130.00|| |
|9/25/2013||Christopher Pappas||CEO||Sell||337,500||$19.95||$6,733,125.00|| |
|9/25/2013||John Pappas||Chairman||Sell||1,037,500||$19.95||$20,698,125.00|| |
|9/25/2013||Joseph Cugine||Director||Buy||2,000||$21.00||$42,000.00|| |
|5/1/2013||Patricia Lecouras||Insider||Sell||7,000||$18.23||$127,610.00|| |
|2/22/2013||John Pappas||Major Shareholder||Sell||66,347||$17.50||$1,161,072.50|| |
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