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Executive Summary

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with limited growth.

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Share Price & News

How has McDonald's's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: MDO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




DE Hospitality


DE Market

1 Year Return




DE Hospitality


DE Market

Return vs Industry: MDO exceeded the German Hospitality industry which returned -34.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: MDO underperformed the German Market which returned 4.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.6%-3.0%0.05%
30 Day0.5%-11.5%5.5%
90 Day1.6%13.3%19.9%
1 Year-10.6%-12.8%-35.9%-38.5%5.7%3.4%
3 Year34.7%25.2%-51.0%-57.7%3.4%-4.7%
5 Year114.0%87.1%-52.1%-62.2%10.4%-4.5%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is McDonald's's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is McDonald's undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: MDO (€166.18) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€148.62)

Significantly Below Fair Value: MDO is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: MDO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.7x) compared to the DE Hospitality industry average (20.2x).

PE vs Market: MDO is poor value based on its PE Ratio (24.7x) compared to the German market (21.2x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: MDO is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: MDO has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the DE Hospitality industry average.

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Future Growth

How is McDonald's forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 30 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: MDO's forecast earnings growth (16.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: MDO's earnings (16.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the German market (22.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: MDO's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: MDO's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: MDO's revenue (6.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if MDO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has McDonald's performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: MDO has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: MDO's current net profit margins (27.9%) are lower than last year (28.1%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: MDO's earnings have grown by 7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: MDO's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: MDO had negative earnings growth (-1.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Hospitality industry average (-15.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: MDO's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.

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Financial Health

How is McDonald's's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: MDO has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: MDO has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: MDO has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: MDO's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: MDO's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.5%).

Interest Coverage: MDO's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is McDonald's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: MDO's dividend (2.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.24%).

High Dividend: MDO's dividend (2.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.77%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: MDO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: MDO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (62.5%), MDO's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: MDO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (64.4% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Chris Kempczinski (51yo)





Mr. Christopher J. Kempczinski, also known as Chris, is the President, CEO and Director at McDonald's Corporation since November 1, 2019. He served as President of USA at McDonald's Corporation since Janua ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD5.23M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD5.06M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Christopher Kempczinski
President0.67yrUS$5.23m0.0012% $1.5m
Kevin Ozan
Corporate Executive VP & CFO5.33yrsUS$5.46m0.0034% $4.0m
Jerome Krulewitch
Corporate Executive VP3.33yrsUS$3.25m0.00084% $1.0m
Ian Borden
President of International6.5yrsUS$3.25m0.0018% $2.2m
Joseph Erlinger
President of McDonald's USA0.67yrUS$4.78m0.0011% $1.3m
Catherine Hoovel
Corporate VP & Chief Accounting Officer3.75yrsno data0.00030% $361.9k
Daniel Henry
Corporate Executive VP & Chief Information Officer2.75yrsno data0.000020% $24.1k
Mike Flores
Senior VP & Investor Relations Officerno datano datano data
Radek Janalik
Managing Director of McDonald's Hungaryno datano datano data
Sarah Casanova
MD of Mcdonald’s Malaysia & Regional Manager of Mcdonald’s Singapore and Malaysia8.08yrsno datano data
Paul Pomroy
Managing Director for UK5.42yrsno datano data
Melanie Joh
Managing Director for Korea4.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: MDO's management team is considered experienced (4.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Christopher Kempczinski
President0.67yrUS$5.23m0.0012% $1.5m
Richard Lenny
Independent Director14.83yrsUS$317.65k0.00031% $374.0k
Miles White
Independent Director11.25yrsUS$327.54k0.00067% $808.3k
Sheila Penrose
Independent Director14.17yrsUS$327.54k0.00040% $482.6k
Robert Eckert
Independent Director17.5yrsUS$327.54k0.00067% $808.3k
Andrew McKenna
Chairman Emeritus4.17yrsUS$156.45k0.0058% $7.0m
John Rogers
Independent Director17.5yrsUS$312.54k0.012% $14.4m
Paul Walsh
Independent Director1.5yrsUS$288.91kno data
Enrique Hernandez
Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board4.17yrsUS$805.70k0.00061% $735.9k
Lloyd Dean
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$292.54kno data
Mary Margaret Georgiadis
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$302.54k0.00029% $349.9k
John Mulligan
Independent Director4.92yrsUS$332.54k0.00039% $470.5k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: MDO's board of directors are considered experienced (5.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

McDonald's Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: McDonald's Corporation
  • Ticker: MDO
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1940
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$137.498b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$120.641b
  • Shares outstanding: 743.56m
  • Website: https://corporate.mcdonalds.com

Number of Employees


  • McDonald's Corporation
  • 110 North Carpenter Street
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • 60607
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
MCDNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
MCDSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
MCD *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
MDODB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
MDOXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
MCDBVC (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)YesCommon StockCOCOPJan 1968
MCDSNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1968
MD-UETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
MCDWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
MCDBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR (4 REP 1 USD0.01)ARARSJan 2000
MCDC34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR REPR 1/4 COM USD0.01BRBRLDec 2011


McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer various food products and beverages, as well as breakfast menu. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 38,695 restaurants. McDonald's Corporation was founded in 1940 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/14 21:24
End of Day Share Price2020/07/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.