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)-11%
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 $2.8 b in FY, 2016 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.8 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

(2 t)

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

145.2 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

239.8 b

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

7.1 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (27-Dec-2016)

105.5 m


7.4 b
Panera Bread Company's current market capitalization is $7.1 b.
Numbers are in $, 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)

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

2.1 b2.3 b2.4 t2.6 t


309.8 m275.9 m241.6 b239.8 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

1.1 m1.8 m3.8 b8.9 b

Pre tax profit

312.7 m277.3 m236.6 b229.5 b

Income tax expense

116.6 m98 m87.2 b84.3 b

Net Income

196.2 m179.3 m149.3 m145.2 m
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


125.2 m196.5 m241.9 m105.5 m

Accounts Receivable


21.9 m22.8 m22.5 m23.8 m

Current Assets

302.7 m406.2 m502.8 m311.4 m


669.4 m787.3 m776.2 m802.8 m


123 m120.8 m121.8 m122.4 m

Total Assets

1.2 b1.4 b1.5 b1.3 b

Accounts Payable

17.5 m19.5 m19.8 m22.5 m

Total Debt

406.2 m427.8 m

Current Liabilities

303.3 m352.7 m399.4 m448.3 m

Common Stock

3 k3 k3 k3 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

196.9 m214.4 m235.4 m257.6 m

Retained Earnings

1 b1.2 b1.4 b1.5 b

Total Equity

699.9 m736.2 m497.3 m288.8 m

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.8 x1.5 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

1.7 x1.9 x3 x4.5 x
Numbers are in $, 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 b

Accounts Receivable

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


(2.2 m)(895 k)(1.7 m)(977 k)

Accounts Payable

8.2 m2 m(183 k)2.7 m

Cash From Operating Activities

348.4 m335.1 m318 m387.5 m

Purchases of PP&E

(192 m)(224.2 m)(223.9 m)(200.1 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(188.3 m)(211.3 m)(165.4 m)(174.5 m)

Long-term Borrowings

(6.3 m)(18.7 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(332 m)(52.5 m)(107.2 m)(349.4 m)
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


19 x


117.5 k


1.5 x


0.3 x

Financial Leverage

4.5 x

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