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Domino's Pizza NYSE:DPZ Stock Report

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29 Sep, 2022


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DPZ fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health1/6

DPZ Stock Overview

Domino's Pizza, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza company in the United States and internationally.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Domino's Pizza
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$316.35
52 Week HighUS$567.57
52 Week LowUS$310.99
1 Month Change-16.83%
3 Month Change-21.62%
1 Year Change-33.67%
3 Year Change30.00%
5 Year Change53.55%
Change since IPO2,243.33%

Recent News & Updates

Sep 12

Domino's: Tough Road Ahead

Summary Domino's has been one of the best compounders in the past decade, significantly outperforming the S&P. The company's recent earnings report is very disappointing with sales growth and EPS both slowing. The immense pressure from high inflation and supply chain disruptions is causing costs and expenses to rise sharply. Current valuation remains very elevated when compared to peers. I rate the company as a sell.

Aug 27
Is Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) Expensive For A Reason? A Look At Its Intrinsic Value

Is Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) Expensive For A Reason? A Look At Its Intrinsic Value

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Domino's Pizza, Inc. ( NYSE:DPZ ) by projecting...

Jul 29

Domino's Pizza: Long-Term Outlook Remains Solid Despite Weak Second Quarter Performance

F2Q2022 revenues of ~$1.07 million beat analyst projections by ~$20 million. EPS of $2.82 missed consensus estimates by $0.08. Carry-out sales continued to outperform, somewhat countering the decline in delivery sales. We’re maintaining our 1-year Price Target of $479/share for DPZ. Reiterate Buy Rating. Investment Conclusion Domino's Pizza (DPZ) reported disappointing F2Q2022 financial results. Although somewhat mitigated by gains related to an increase in menu prices, the Boost Week promotion, the continued upswing in carry-out transactions, and higher check values/transaction, the curtailed operating hours associated with staffing shortages, and the inability to meet customer demand due to insufficient delivery drivers, resulted in a decline in U.S. sales on a year-over-year basis. Similarly, international sales decreased on an annualized basis due to tough comparables linked to the U.K. business which last year experienced a sales surge due to the VAT Tax Holiday which began in the second quarter. As a result, although supply-chain revenues increased due to commodity inflation, the offset was insufficient to counter revenue losses related to lower royalties derived from franchisee businesses and decreased sales associated with company-operated stores. In addition, margins suffered because of revenue deleveraging (as marginal fixed cost/dollar of sales increased) and the continued operating challenges that company-owned stores have been experiencing over recent quarters. Therefore, although earnings and free cash flows remained significant, they expanded at a lower rate than during F2Q2021. Over the period, the firm launched 233 new stores, comprised of 22 openings in the U.S., and 211 debuts overseas. Over upcoming quarters, we expect DPZ's business to continue to struggle domestically due to manpower insufficiency and inflationary pressures (despite commentary on an upcoming recession), and internationally because of exchange rate challenges due to a surging U.S. dollar, and the greater availability of dining options as economies further reopen. However, based on the strategies the company is implementing to turnaround U.S. corporate stores, easing in labor market conditions (including more delivery drivers), and the expected decline in commodity prices, we anticipate some improvement in financial performance, on a sequential basis. Overall, we believe, DPZ will experience a decrease in decline rates associated with sales, revenues, margins, earnings, and free cash flows over the back-half of FY2022, compared to those evidenced over the front-end of the year. Therefore, although earnings and free cash flows for the period will be below that of FY2021, the shortfall will be marginal. Over the long-term, the international business will drive most of DPZ's revenue growth, through a substantial increase in the store count as well as significant same-store sales growth, leading to a dramatic upsurge in retail sales. Domestically, we expect relatively slower revenue growth, with footprint expansion driving most of the advances in retail sales, and same-store sales growth remaining tepid. Nevertheless, based on dramatic success in international markets, DPZ will handily achieve its two to three-year retail sales growth target of ~6% to ~10%, in our assessment. In addition, based on our longer-term expectations of lower commodity costs and no shortage of labor, as well as improvements in operations, and economies of scale and scope related to corporate spending, the digital platform, and advertising, we anticipate significant margin expansion. The revenue leverage from the potential sharply higher retail sales will come on top of the opportunities for margin expansion described above, driving further operating leverage. Overall, the expected dramatic upsurge in retail sales and margins will reflect in considerable escalation in profits and free cash flows on a secular basis, in our opinion. Although DPZ is likely to encounter near-term headwinds, we remain upbeat on the firm on a long-term basis. Therefore, we are confident that DPZ is likely to meet and exceed our conservative 5-year normalized revenue growth rate of 7.75% and 5-year straight-lined operating cash flows growth rate of 12.75%. Accordingly, we are maintaining our 1-year Price Target of $479/share for the company. Reiterate Buy Rating. (Please go through our initiation report "Domino's Pizza: Set To Capture An Additional Fraction Of The High Growth Global Pizza Market" for our long-term opinion on the stock). Key Takeaways From The Second Quarter F2Q2022 Results Summary. For the period, revenues of ~$1.07 billion (+3.2% on a year-over-year basis), beat consensus estimates of ~$1.05 billion, and earnings per share of $2.82 (-7.8% compared to F2Q2021), was below analyst projections of $2.90. On a year-over-year basis, global retail sales decreased 3%, U.S. sales declined 0.6%, and international sales were down by 5.4%. U.S. same-store sales declined by 2.9%, while those associated with the international business contracted by 2.2%, compared to F2Q2021. Net income for the period was ~$103 million, reflecting a contraction of 12.1% over the previous year's same quarter. During the first two quarters, the firm generated operating cash flows of ~$153 million, and free cash flows of ~$121 million. Momentum In Carry-Out Sales Somewhat Offset Delivery Sales Losses. Although, on a sequential basis, compared to the previous quarter, carry-out and delivery sales volumes improved by ~5%, carry-out sales clearly outshone. To be specific, carry-out sales increased by ~14.6% in the second quarter versus by ~11% in the first quarter, on a year-over-year basis. Considering the three-year stack, carry-out sales went from an improvement of ~24% in the first quarter, to an improvement of ~33% in the second quarter. Delivery sales, despite a decline of ~11.7% on an annualized basis, went from an increase of ~6% in the first quarter to an advance of ~8% in the second quarter, on a three-year basis. Overall, during the prior twelve months, the volume mix has shifted in favor of carry-out sales as compared with delivery-sales. However, as the check values/transaction are significantly higher for delivery transactions, the substantial uptrend in carry-out sales has been insufficient to completely mitigate the losses associated with declines in delivery sales. Nevertheless, carry-out pizza sales are highly valuable as they account for a larger fraction of the pizza market and are part of the Quick Service Restaurant category which generates significantly higher sales. In addition, DPZ's carry-out sales are incremental to its delivery transactions for the most part, with only ~15% overlap between the segments. We believe that the momentum associated with DPZ's carry-out business is sustainable and likely to expand further. Factors driving our conviction are the economics behind the transactions (as delivery pizza could be higher priced and have additional surcharges) and the roll-out of the firm's Car-Side Delivery service which delivers customers' pizzas to their cars within minutes of their arrival. Margin Expansion Opportunities On Tap. As DPZ's U.S. business has suffered over recent quarters, the company's margins have contracted. Although operating margins improved sequentially over the second quarter, they remained below F2Q2021 levels. However, management believes margin challenges are temporary and expects the domestic business to derive significant leverage in upcoming quarters. The predominant element expected to drive margin expansion is recovery in retail sales as operations revert to normal pre-pandemic schedules as staffing levels improve and the unmet customer demand the firm has been encountering over the prior few quarters is fulfilled. Another factor, which will ignite margin growth is incremental pricing, as management is committed to raise prices to balance the customer value proposition with franchisee profitability requirements. Ultimately, on the corporate level, DPZ plans on leveraging operations to improve margins by reducing SG&A expenses and optimizing economies of scale. In addition, we expect some easing in commodity costs and labor efficiencies, to further support margin expansion, over upcoming quarters. Overall, margins levels are likely to keep increasing on a sequential basis, during the remainder of the year, in our judgment. Further, we are convinced that DPZ will handily rebound to its best-of-class margins, over time. New Unit Development Targets Appear Mixed. Based on management commentary, domestic footprint development over the foreseeable future might fall below the ~3% growth rate experienced over the previous twelve months. The anticipated pullback in the opening of new stores in the U.S. has little to do with business fundamentals, as unit economics as reflected by growing EBITDA margins remain above industry standards and are based on supply-chain bottlenecks and cost inflation related to construction material. In addition, DPZ indicated that new unit development is likely to rebound to the historical ~4% to ~6% rate, on path to the 8,000 stores footprint (from the current 6,619), once these factors subside. The plan is to keep rolling out new stores in close vicinity to each as part of fortressing strategy, in order to benefit from the strong momentum in carry-out sales. The growth in the number of international stores is likely to remain at ~9% evidenced over the past twelve months, to achieve a global new unit development rate of ~6% to ~8% for FY2022. Considering that international sales are expanding more rapidly than domestic sales and generating high margin royalty revenues, we are encouraged by the potential substantial new unit development planned for the year.

Shareholder Returns

DPZUS HospitalityUS Market

Return vs Industry: DPZ underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned -28.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: DPZ underperformed the US Market which returned -20.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is DPZ's price volatile compared to industry and market?
DPZ volatility
DPZ Average Weekly Movement4.2%
Hospitality Industry Average Movement7.2%
Market Average Movement6.9%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.8%

Stable Share Price: DPZ is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: DPZ's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

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Domino's Pizza, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Stores, International Franchise, and Supply Chain.

Domino's Pizza, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do Domino's Pizza's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
DPZ fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$11.35b
Earnings (TTM)US$469.54m
Revenue (TTM)US$4.42b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
DPZ income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$3.24b
Gross ProfitUS$1.18b
Other ExpensesUS$707.28m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 19, 2022

Next Earnings Date

Oct 13, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)13.08
Gross Margin26.64%
Net Profit Margin10.63%
Debt/Equity Ratio-118.9%

How did DPZ perform over the long term?

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