Panera Bread Co ($PNRA) Confident Investor Rating: Poor

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

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

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

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Poor
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $187.71
Target stock price (averages with growth) $177.71
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $100.49
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $209.93

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

Panera Bread Company (Panera) is a food service provider. Panera is a national bakery-cafe concept with 1,880 Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafe locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. The Company operates through three segments: Company Bakery-Cafe Operations, Franchise Operations, and Fresh Dough and Other Product Operations. As of December 30, 2014, its Company bakery-cafe operations segment consisted of 925 Company-owned bakery-cafes and its franchise operations segment consisted of 955 franchise-operated bakery-cafes, located throughout the United States and in Ontario, Canada. As of December 30, 2014, its fresh dough and other product operations segment, which supplies fresh dough and other products daily to the Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes, consisted of 24 fresh dough facilities (22 Company-owned and two franchise-operated), located throughout the United States and one in Ontario, Canada.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Panera Bread Co. I will be removing it from my Watch List.

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