Stock on Focus: The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF)

Company Profile:

The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada. Its product portfolio includes approximately 34,000 stock-keeping units comprising specialty food products, such as artisan charcuterie, specialty cheeses, unique 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. It serves menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos, and specialty food stores. The Chefs Warehouse, Inc. 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.

Recent News:

As per Zacks survey of market experts, the average EPS estimate for The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. stands at $0.22 for the current quarter. The company is expected to report its quarterly results on 2017-02-16 or around that date.

For its third quarter ended September 23, 2016, the company reported net sales increased 7.8% to $297.9 million from $276.3 million for the third quarter of 2015. GAAP net income was $1.3 million or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to $5.2 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015.


Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.


Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.


Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.


Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.



CHEF’s strengths can be seen in its better growth, better profitability and strong efficiency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in Stochastic Oscillator and RSI is increasing to 46.74 with positive bias. We rate The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF) a STRONG BUY.

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