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Executive Summary

Aramark provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally.

Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential unattractive dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

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

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ARMK's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Hospitality


US Market

1 Year Return




US Hospitality


US Market

Return vs Industry: ARMK underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -28.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ARMK underperformed the US Market which returned 15.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.0%0.06%2.2%
30 Day-0.3%0.5%4.9%
90 Day-7.9%15.6%17.8%
1 Year-39.3%-40.1%-25.1%-26.7%18.7%16.2%
3 Year-43.4%-45.4%-20.0%-25.4%41.1%32.0%
5 Year-27.7%-31.8%-2.7%-13.3%74.5%55.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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

Simply Wall St News


Is Aramark undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ARMK ($21.89) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($15.27)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ARMK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Hospitality industry average.

PE vs Market: ARMK is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ARMK's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ARMK is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.9x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (1.6x).

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Future Growth

How is Aramark forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ARMK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: ARMK is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: ARMK's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: ARMK's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ARMK's revenue (6.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ARMK's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.1%).

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Past Performance

How has Aramark performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ARMK is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ARMK is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ARMK is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ARMK's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: ARMK is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Hospitality industry (-41.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ARMK has a negative Return on Equity (-7.81%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Aramark's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ARMK's short term assets ($4.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: ARMK's short term assets ($4.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ARMK's debt to equity ratio (318.7%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ARMK's debt to equity ratio has increased from 299.1% to 318.7% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ARMK's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (7.6%).

Interest Coverage: ARMK is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.

Balance Sheet

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What is Aramark current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: ARMK's dividend (2.01%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.65%).

High Dividend: ARMK's dividend (2.01%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.54%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, ARMK has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: ARMK's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ARMK is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: ARMK's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (22% payout ratio).

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


Average management tenure


John Zillmer (65 yo)



Mr. John J. Zillmer serves as an Industrial Advisor at CVC Capital Partners Limited. He served as an Advisor at the firm since 2014. He specializes in Chemical Distribution, Waste Management, Concessions ...

Leadership Team

Lauren Harrington
Senior VP & General Counsel1.42yrsUS$2.08m0.0050%
$ 265.4k
Lynn McKee
Executive Vice President of Human Resources16.25yrsUS$2.92m0.15%
$ 7.8m
Keith Bethel
Chief Growth Officerno dataUS$2.41m0.013%
$ 693.4k
John Zillmer
CEO & Director0.83yrno data0.092%
$ 4.8m
Thomas Ondrof
Executive VP & CFO0.58yrno data0.0073%
$ 387.8k
Carl Mittleman
Chief Operating Officer of International0.50yrno datano data
Felise Kissell
Investor Relations & Corporate Affairs Executiveno datano datano data
Danna Vetter
Chief Marketerno datano datano data
Joseph Munnelly
Chief Accounting Officer (Leave of Absence)12.92yrsUS$2.00mno data
David Ballarini
Senior Vice President11.92yrsno datano data
Marc Bruno
Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Food & Facilities5.58yrsno data0.046%
$ 2.4m
Brad Drummond
Chief Operating Officer of Uniform & Refreshment Services5.58yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ARMK's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

John Zillmer
CEO & Director0.83yrno data0.092%
$ 4.8m
Stephen Sadove
Non-Executive Independent Chairman1yrUS$328.64k0.0073%
$ 387.8k
Richard Dreiling
Independent Director4.5yrsUS$260.00kno data
Calvin Darden
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$260.15k0.0048%
$ 253.7k
Daniel Heinrich
Independent Director6.75yrsUS$292.73k0.0015%
$ 78.4k
Susan Cameron
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.0017%
$ 91.1k
Arthur Winkleblack
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.0017%
$ 91.1k
Irene Esteves
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$280.00kno data
Greg Creed
Independent Director0.58yrno data0.0049%
$ 261.7k
Karen King
Independent Director0.83yrno data0.0020%
$ 107.0k
Paul Hilal
Independent Vice Chairman of the Board0.83yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ARMK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ARMK insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.5%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Aramark
  • Ticker: ARMK
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1959
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$5.297b
  • Shares outstanding: 252.62m
  • Website: https://www.aramark.com

Number of Employees


  • Aramark
  • 2400 Market Street
  • Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania
  • 19103
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ARMKNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 2013
0AKDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 2013
0HHBLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDDec 2013
ARMK *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNDec 2013


Aramark provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients in North America and internationally. It operates through t ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/08/04 23:59
End of Day Share Price2020/08/04 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/09/27

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.