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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.11
ARCO's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. ARCO: 0.11 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset 0.27
ARCO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ARCO: 0.27 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.39
Current: 0.27

0.27
0.39
Interest Coverage No Debt
ARCO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.79 vs. ARCO: No Debt )
ARCO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.13   Max: 10.22
Current: No Debt

4.13
10.22
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -3.23
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.47
ARCO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.33 vs. ARCO: 3.47 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.67   Max: 7.76
Current: 3.47

5.67
7.76
Net-margin (%) -1.74
ARCO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. ARCO: -1.74 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 3.51
Current: -1.74

1.34
3.51
ROE (%) -10.69
ARCO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.46 vs. ARCO: -10.69 )
ARCO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 7.48   Max: 21.19
Current: -10.69

7.48
21.19
ROA (%) -3.27
ARCO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. ARCO: -3.27 )
ARCO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.55   Max: 6.49
Current: -3.27

2.55
6.49
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.28
ARCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.96 vs. ARCO: 11.28 )
ARCO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.88   Max: 44.87
Current: 11.28

18.88
44.87
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ARCO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 165,400 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 192,400 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen 21,000 sh (-38.48%)
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Q4 2013

ARCO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 10,455 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 220,180 sh (+33.12%)
Jeff Auxier 148,800 sh (-22.66%)
Steven Cohen 11,272 sh (-46.32%)
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Q1 2014

ARCO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Bill Gates 3,060,500 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 221,580 sh (+0.64%)
Jeff Auxier 148,800 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

ARCO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Third Avenue Management 1,706,142 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 268,540 sh (+21.19%)
Bill Gates 3,060,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 132,800 sh (-10.75%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ARCO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lee Ainslie 2012-12-31 Sold Out 1.4%$10.73 - $15.83 $ 6.15-52%0
Lee Ainslie 2012-09-30 Add 58.56%0.52%$12.21 - $15.5 $ 6.15-56%6700397
Lee Ainslie 2012-06-30 New Buy0.91%$12.29 - $19 $ 6.15-60%4225657
John Griffin 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.12%$17.85 - $22.94 $ 6.15-54%0
Steve Mandel 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.12%$17.85 - $22.94 $ 6.15-54%0
Ron Baron 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$17.85 - $22.94 $ 6.15-54%0
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Add 7.77%0.12%$19.55 - $25.74 $ 6.15-72%2376845
Ron Baron 2011-12-31 New Buy0.1%$19.55 - $25.74 $ 6.15-46%784000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0037%$19.55 - $25.74 $ 6.15-46%0
Lee Ainslie 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.4485%$19.98 - $28.52 $ 6.15-75%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$19.98 - $28.52 $ 6.15-75%9200
Meridian Funds 2011-06-30 New Buy1.56%$20.15 - $24.73 $ 6.15-72%2519775
Lee Ainslie 2011-06-30 New Buy0.45%$20.15 - $24.73 $ 6.15-72%2205793
Steve Mandel 2011-06-30 New Buy0.16%$20.15 - $24.73 $ 6.15-72%1000000
John Griffin 2011-06-30 New Buy0.1%$20.15 - $24.73 $ 6.15-72%300000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 2.48
ARCO's P/B is ranked higher than
69% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. ARCO: 2.48 )
ARCO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.46   Max: 9.26
Current: 2.48

2.46
9.26
P/S 0.33
ARCO's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ARCO: 0.33 )
ARCO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 1.77
Current: 0.33

0.33
1.77
EV-to-EBIT 15.35
ARCO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.11 vs. ARCO: 15.35 )
ARCO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 10.7   Max: 28.3
Current: 15.35

10.7
28.3
Current Ratio 0.79
ARCO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ARCO: 0.79 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.28
Current: 0.79

0.79
1.28
Quick Ratio 0.71
ARCO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. ARCO: 0.71 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 1.18
Current: 0.71

0.71
1.18

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.90
ARCO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
87% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ARCO: 3.90 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.93
Current: 3.9

0.25
3.93
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.80
ARCO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ARCO: 3.80 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 3.83
Current: 3.8

0.25
3.83

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.83
ARCO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ARCO: 2.83 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.69   Max: 8.19
Current: 2.83

3.69
8.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.47
ARCO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. ARCO: 0.47 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 2.03
Current: 0.47

0.75
2.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.50
ARCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. ARCO: 6.50 )
ARCO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 9.4
Current: 6.5

3.5
9.4

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Traded in other countries:AD8.Germany
Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc. was incorporated on December 9, 2010 under the laws of the British Virgin Islands as a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcos Dorados Limited, the prior holding company for the Arcos Dorados business. The Company operates its McDonald's-branded restaurants under two basic structures: Company-operated restaurants operated by it and franchised restaurants operated by franchisees.As of December 31, 2012, it operated or franchised 1,948 McDonald's branded restaurants, which represented 7.0% of McDonald's total franchised restaurants worldwide. It operates McDonald's branded restaurants under two different operating formats, Company-operated restaurants and franchised restaurants. It divides its operations into four geographical divisions: Brazil; the Caribbean division, consisting of Aruba, Curaçao, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas; NOLAD, consisting of Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama; and SLAD, consisting of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. It conducts substantially all its business through its indirect, wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary Arcos Dorados B.V. The Company operates McDonald's-branded restaurants under two different operating formats, those directly operated by it, or Company-operated restaurants, and those operated by franchisees, or franchised restaurants. It generates revenues primarily from two sources: sales by Company-operated restaurants and revenues from franchised restaurants that primarily consist of rental income, which is generally based on the greater of a flat fee or a percentage of sales reported by franchised restaurants.
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