The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF): Price and Financial Metrics

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF)

Today's Latest Price: $26.39 USD

0.73 (-2.69%)

Updated Jan 15 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 88 in Food Makers

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CHEF Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Chefs' Warehouse Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 97.87% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, CHEF has reported earnings growth of -172.09%, putting it ahead of merely 11.4% of US stocks in our set.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for CHEF comes in at -19% -- higher than that of merely 13.62% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Chefs' Warehouse Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be SGMA, HWCC, GVA, GLRE, and AIR.
  • Visit CHEF's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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CHEF Price/Volume Stats

Current price $26.39 52-week high $40.33
Prev. close $27.12 52-week low $3.55
Day low $26.15 Volume 372,900
Day high $27.35 Avg. volume 466,120
50-day MA $23.04 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $16.44 Market Cap 996.75M

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF) Company Bio

The Chef's Warehouse is a distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the nation's independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos and specialty food stores. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

CHEF Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$26.39$33.89 28%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for CHEF, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Chefs' Warehouse Inc ranked in the 57th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 29%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Chefs' Warehouse Inc, consider:

  • Chefs' Warehouse Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 37 -- greater than 92.24% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.
  • Chefs' Warehouse Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -1.8. This coverage rate is greater than that of just 18.23% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 13. This value is greater than 92.2% stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector that generate free cash flow.

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Latest CHEF News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Chefs' Warehouse Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CHEF as an investment opportunity.

The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. to Present at the 2021 ICR Conference

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF), a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada, today announced that the Company will virtually present at the 2021 ICR Conference on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET. Investors and interested parties may listen to a webcast of the presentation by visiting the Company’s investor relations website at The Chefs’ Warehouse The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. ( is a premier distributor and manufacturer of specialty food products in the United States and Canada focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the nation’s leading...

Yahoo | December 29, 2020

Chefs' Warehouse Is Overvalued Given Economic Conditions

Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF) is a company that distributes specialty foods to various customers including fine dining restaurants, hotels, and culinary schools. Products in scope include custom cut beef, artisan charcuterie, cheeses, seafood, and raw ingredients such as oil and flour. The company works with over 2,200 suppliers and serves approximately...

Ophelia Research on Seeking Alpha | December 23, 2020

Where Do Hedge Funds Stand On The Chefs Warehouse, Inc (CHEF)?

At Insider Monkey, we pore over the filings of nearly 817 top investment firms every quarter, a process we have now completed for the latest reporting period. The data we’ve gathered as a result gives us access to a wealth of collective knowledge based on these firms’ portfolio holdings as of September 30. In this […]

Yahoo | December 18, 2020

Recap: Chefs' Warehouse Q3 Earnings

Shares of The Chefs' Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF) rose 1.2% in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results. Quarterly Results Earnings …

Benzinga | October 28, 2020

Why Dave & Buster's, Bloomin' Brands, and The Chefs' Warehouse Stocks Dropped 10% Monday

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The Motley Fool | October 26, 2020

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CHEF Price Returns

1-mo 7.32%
3-mo 67.66%
6-mo 109.61%
1-year N/A
3-year 29.05%
5-year 92.77%
YTD 2.72%
2020 -32.59%
2019 19.17%
2018 56.00%
2017 29.75%
2016 -5.28%

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