Panera Bread Co ($PNRA) Cautious Buy or Hold to $174 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name Panera Bread Co
Stock ticker PNRA
Live stock price [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Fair
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $143.47
Target stock price (averages with growth) $216.51
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $202.39
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $162.02

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=pnra

Panera Bread Company (Panera) s a national bakery-cafe concept with 1,541 Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafe locations in42 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. Panera operates under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe trademark names. Its bakery-cafes are located in urban, suburban, strip mall, and regional mall locations. The Company operates in three business segments: Company bakery-cafe operations, franchise operations, and fresh dough and other product operations. As of December 27, 2011, its Company bakery-cafe operations segment consisted of 740 Company-owned bakery-cafes, located throughout the United States and in Ontario, Canada. On July 26, 2011, the Company purchased five Paradise Bakery & Cafe (Paradise) bakery-cafes and the related area development rights from an Indiana franchisee. On April 19, 2011, the Company purchased 25 bakery-cafes and the related area development rights from a Milwaukee franchisee.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Panera Bread Co as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. I am going to leave Panera on my Watch List in the hopes that it will improve some of these metrics.

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