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How to buy The Chefs Warehouse stock

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The Chefs Warehouse is a food distribution business based in the US. The Chefs Warehouse shares (CHEF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Chefs Warehouse employs 2,712 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.4 billion.

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The Chefs Warehouse stock price (NASDAQ: CHEF)

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The Chefs Warehouse shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$38.74
52-week range$26.28 - $42.16
50-day moving average $35.84
200-day moving average $35.15
Wall St. target price$47.43
PE ratio 41.5543
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.92

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The Chefs Warehouse price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.74 from 2023-02-02

1 week (2023-01-23) 4.59%
1 month (2023-01-03) 15.81%
3 months (2022-10-31) 5.76%
6 months (2022-08-02) 9.31%
1 year (2022-02-03) 31.72%
2 years (2021-02-03) 30.57%
3 years (2020-02-03) 3.92%
5 years (2018-02-02) 97.15%

Is The Chefs Warehouse stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing The Chefs Warehouse stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Chefs Warehouse's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Chefs Warehouse's P/E ratio

The Chefs Warehouse's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 42x. In other words, The Chefs Warehouse shares trade at around 42x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Chefs Warehouse's PEG ratio

The Chefs Warehouse's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Chefs Warehouse's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Chefs Warehouse's EBITDA

The Chefs Warehouse's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $111.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Chefs Warehouse's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Chefs Warehouse financials

Revenue TTM $2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.4%
Gross profit TTM $390.5 million
Return on assets TTM 4.43%
Return on equity TTM 9.67%
Profit margin 1.47%
Book value $10.06
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Chefs Warehouse share dividends

We're not expecting The Chefs Warehouse to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

The Chefs Warehouse share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Chefs Warehouse's shares have ranged in value from as little as $26.28 up to $42.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHEF.US volatility(beta: 1.76)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Chefs Warehouse's is 1.7649. This would suggest that The Chefs Warehouse's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Chefs Warehouse overview

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in distribution of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. The company's product portfolio includes approximately 50,000 stock-keeping units, such as specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, unique oils and vinegars, truffles, caviar, chocolate, and pastry products. It 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. The company serves menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos, and specialty food stores. It markets its center-of-the-plate products directly to consumers through a mail and e-commerce platform. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The Chefs Warehouse is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.622% of The Chefs Warehouse shares are held by insiders and 89.258% by institutions.
How many people work for The Chefs Warehouse?
Latest data suggests 2,712 work at The Chefs Warehouse.
When does the fiscal year end for The Chefs Warehouse?
The Chefs Warehouse's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is The Chefs Warehouse based?
The Chefs Warehouse's address is: 100 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT, United States, 06877
What is The Chefs Warehouse's ISIN number?
The Chefs Warehouse's international securities identification number is: US1630861011
What is The Chefs Warehouse's CUSIP number?
The Chefs Warehouse's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 163086101

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