Panera Bread Company

We are Panera Bread.
And we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here. 

Thirty years ago, we started with one goal: to bake fresh bread from fresh dough every day in every bakery-cafe. No artificial preservatives or short cuts, just our bakers and hot ovens. We also wanted to be part of our communities so we donated what was left at the end of day to our neighbors in need. 

As time went by, we opened new bakery-cafes across the country, and we looked for ways to get better. We added calories to our menu (long before we had to), provided free Wi-Fi (before it was popular) and switched to poultry and pork raised without antibiotics. 

Now, with over 1,900 bakery-cafes in the U.S. and Canada, we still pay attention to the important things. Like serving food that’s free of the artificial stuff and making sure you have a great experience (have you tried our online ordering?). All of this comes down to wanting for our guests exactly what we want for our own families. Simply: good food.

Company Growth (employees)
St. Louis, US
Size (employees)
21,000 (est)
Panera Bread Company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in St. Louis, US

Panera Bread Company Office Locations

Panera Bread Company has an office in St. Louis
St. Louis, US (HQ)
3630 S. Geyer Road Suite 100

Panera Bread Company Data and Metrics

Panera Bread Company Financial Metrics

Panera Bread Company's revenue was reported to be $728 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

728 b

Net income (Q1, 2017)

42.2 m

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

71.5 b

Market capitalization (17-Jul-2017)

7.1 b

Closing share price (17-Jul-2017)


Cash (28-Mar-2017)

153.4 m
Panera Bread Company's current market capitalization is $7.1 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.4 b2.5 b2.7 b2.8 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.8 b2 t2 t

Gross profit

699.1 m(2 t)(2 t)
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


631.1 m619.9 m648.5 m677 b665 b685 b699 b684 b728 b

General and administrative expense

32.2 m34.5 m37.8 m28.2 b37.6 b48.2 b38.9 b43.5 b49.2 b

Operating expense total

32.2 m34.5 m37.8 m28.2 b37.6 b48.2 b38.9 b43.5 b49.2 b


73.9 m58 m51.2 m68.4 b52.1 b56.6 b60.2 b52.2 b71.5 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


125.2 m196.5 m241.9 m105.5 m

Accounts Receivable

53.5 m


21.9 m22.8 m22.5 m23.8 m

Current Assets

302.7 m406.2 m502.8 m311.4 m
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


124.8 m275.2 m160 m160 m86.6 m153.4 m

Accounts Receivable

37.8 m42.8 m41.8 m43 m47.7 m49.8 m


20.1 m20.6 m21.6 m21.7 m22.1 m22 m

Current Assets

348.4 m507.6 m332.9 m321.8 m267.6 m311.4 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

196.2 m179.3 m149.3 m145.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

106.5 m124.1 m135 b154.4 b

Accounts Receivable

3 m(22 m)(3.6 m)66 k


(2.2 m)(895 k)(1.7 m)(977 k)
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

91.6 m130.8 m31.9 m73.8 m106.2 m35 m69.6 m101.5 m42.2 m

Depreciation and Amortization

59.5 m90.7 m33.9 m66.3 m100.2 m36.3 m75.1 m114.1 m40.6 m

Accounts Receivable

27.5 m17.9 m54.3 m49.4 m33.1 m32.6 m33.4 m28.3 m41.6 m


1.8 m1.5 m1.7 m1.3 m682 k1.3 m1 m676 k1.7 m
USDY, 2017


34.7 m

Financial Leverage

4.6 x
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