McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$243.21|
|52 Week High||US$202.73|
|52 Week Low||US$247.05|
|1 Month Change||1.22%|
|3 Month Change||5.92%|
|1 Year Change||9.27%|
|3 Year Change||51.26%|
|5 Year Change||107.23%|
|Change since IPO||2,689.51%|
Recent News & Updates
Is McDonald's Stock Overvalued Or Undervalued?
MCD's shares are up +11.3% year-to-date which is decent on an absolute basis, but the stock has under-performed the major stock market indices this year. McDonald's appears to be fairly valued based on a comparison with its peers and trading history. McDonald's Corporation has a stellar dividend payment track record boasting 45 consecutive years of dividend increases, but the stock's forward dividend yields in the low single-digit are not very appealing. McDonald's stock is a Hold, as its current valuations are not particularly attractive and the company's growth momentum is likely to slow in the near term.
Is McDonald's Stock A Buy Or Sell After Q2 Earnings? What To Consider
With 65% of global stores providing drive-thru service and 75% of stores offering home delivery, McDonald’s is adapting to evolving customer preferences. Technological investments and the debut of MyMcDonald’s rewards program could boost profits. Quarterly earnings smashed estimates with double-digit comparable sales growth in the U.S. Even so, the shares fell as management warned of supply chain issues and wage inflation.
|MCD||US Hospitality||US Market|
Return vs Industry: MCD underperformed the US Hospitality industry which returned 29.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MCD underperformed the US Market which returned 33.7% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: MCD is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.
Volatility Over Time: MCD's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
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, 2020, the company operated 39,198 restaurants.
McDonald's Fundamentals Summary
|MCD fundamental statistics|
Is MCD overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|MCD income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$10.17b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||9.25|
|Net Profit Margin||31.72%|
How did MCD perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.1%Current Dividend Yield
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: MCD ($243.21) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($221.04)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MCD is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MCD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.3x) compared to the US Hospitality industry average (24.2x).
PE vs Market: MCD is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.3x) compared to the US market (17.8x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: MCD is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.7x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MCD has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Hospitality industry average.
How is McDonald's forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 31 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MCD's forecast earnings growth (4% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: MCD's earnings (4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.9% per year).
High Growth Earnings: MCD's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: MCD's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MCD's revenue (5.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MCD's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (1480.7%).
How has McDonald's performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MCD has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: MCD's current net profit margins (31.7%) are higher than last year (24.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MCD's earnings have grown by 3.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: MCD's earnings growth over the past year (44.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (3.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: MCD earnings growth over the past year (44.6%) underperformed the Hospitality industry 96.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: MCD's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.
How is McDonald's's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MCD has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.
Long Term Liabilities: MCD 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: MCD has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.
Reducing Debt: MCD's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.
Debt Coverage: MCD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.8%).
Interest Coverage: MCD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.5x coverage).
What is McDonald's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: MCD's dividend (2.12%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: MCD's dividend (2.12%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.58%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MCD's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MCD's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (55.4%), MCD's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MCD's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (56.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Chris Kempczinski (52 yo)
Mr. Christopher J. Kempczinski, also known as Chris, has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at McDonald's Corporation since November 1, 2019. He served as President of USA at McDonald...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD10.85M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.33M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
Experienced Management: MCD's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: MCD's board of directors are considered experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: MCD insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
McDonald's Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: McDonald's Corporation
- Ticker: MCD
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1940
- Industry: Restaurants
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$181.629b
- Shares outstanding: 746.80m
- Website: https://corporate.mcdonalds.com
Number of Employees
- McDonald's Corporation
- 110 North Carpenter Street
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/09/16 22:49|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/09/16 00:00|
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