The Chefs Warehouse Inc

Food Distribution
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$1.26 billion
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$2.82 billion
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$618.64 million
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Company Profile

The Chefs Warehouse Inc had its IPO on 2011-07-28 under the ticker symbol CHEF.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Food Distribution industry. The Chefs Warehouse Inc has a staff strength of 4,124 employees.

Stock update

Shares of The Chefs Warehouse Inc opened at $28.09 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-09-12.

The stocks traded within a range of $28.08 - $28.4, and closed at $28.4.

This is a +1.03% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 164,152 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of The Chefs Warehouse Inc have increased by +0.21%.

The Chefs Warehouse Inc's Key Ratios

The Chefs Warehouse Inc has a market cap of $1.26 billion, indicating a price to book ratio of 3.5323 and a price to sales ratio of 0.5426.

In the last 12-months The Chefs Warehouse Inc’s revenue was $2.82 billion with a gross profit of $618.64 million and an EBITDA of $139.28 million. The EBITDA ratio measures The Chefs Warehouse Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, The Chefs Warehouse Inc’s operating margin was 3.7% while its return on assets stood at 4.93% with a return of equity of 7.3%.

In Q1, The Chefs Warehouse Inc’s quarterly earnings growth was a negative -0.4% while revenue growth was a positive 40.5%.

The Chefs Warehouse Inc’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $0.75 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 55.2486 and a PEG multiple of 3.2. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into The Chefs Warehouse Inc’s profitability.

The Chefs Warehouse Inc stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 0.7825 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of 17.1374. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 0.5426.

The Chefs Warehouse Inc stock pays annual dividends of $0 per share, indicating a yield of 0% and a payout ratio of 0%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$1.55 billion
Total Liabilities
$304.23 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$8.70 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

The Chefs Warehouse Inc ended 2024 with $1.55 billion in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $1.55 billion while shareholder equity stood at $405.95 million.

The Chefs Warehouse Inc ended 2024 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $304.23 million in other current liabilities, 395000.00 in common stock, $66.76 million in retained earnings and $307.77 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $91.74 million and cash and short-term investments were $91.74 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $34,889,000 while long-term debt stood at $654.42 million.

The Chefs Warehouse Inc’s total current assets stands at $696.84 million while long-term investments were $0 and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $274.60 million compared to accounts payable of $169.91 million and inventory worth $274.79 million.

In 2024, The Chefs Warehouse Inc's operating cash flow was $-59633000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $8.70 million.

Comparatively, The Chefs Warehouse Inc paid $0 in dividends in 2024.

Other key metrics

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Analyst Target Price

The Chefs Warehouse Inc stock is currently trading at $28.4 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $42.16 and a 52-week low of $42.16. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $48.71.

Its 50-day moving average was $32.15 and 200-day moving average was $33.83 The short ratio stood at 10.03 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 1165.3% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 9069.3% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Chefs Warehouse Inc

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of The Chefs Warehouse Inc is CHEF

The IPO of The Chefs Warehouse Inc took place on 2011-07-28

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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 55,000 stock-keeping units, such as specialty food products, including 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, such as custom cut beef, seafood, and hormone-free poultry, as well as food products comprising 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.


100 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT, United States, 06877