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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
NAS:DENN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. NAS:DENN: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:DENN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.05 Max: 0.19
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.19
Equity-to-Asset -0.23
NAS:DENN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. NAS:DENN: -0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:DENN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.97  Med: -0.37 Max: 0.12
Current: -0.23
-0.97
0.12
Interest Coverage 4.04
NAS:DENN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 22.15 vs. NAS:DENN: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:DENN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.66 Max: N/A
Current: 4.04
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 1.76
Beneish M-Score: -2.02
WACC vs ROIC
4.95%
18.06%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 9.27
NAS:DENN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
74% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. NAS:DENN: 9.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:DENN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.01  Med: 10.17 Max: 12.85
Current: 9.27
8.01
12.85
Net Margin % 3.83
NAS:DENN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
60% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NAS:DENN: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:DENN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 4.94 Max: 20.85
Current: 3.83
1.68
20.85
ROA % 6.54
NAS:DENN's ROA % is ranked higher than
68% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. NAS:DENN: 6.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:DENN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.54  Med: 7.78 Max: 33.94
Current: 6.54
3.54
33.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 37.41
NAS:DENN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. NAS:DENN: 37.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:DENN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.02  Med: 42.56 Max: 53.88
Current: 37.41
30.02
53.88
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 9.70
NAS:DENN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. NAS:DENN: 9.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:DENN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.8  Med: -10.1 Max: 15.6
Current: 9.7
-23.8
15.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 7.00
NAS:DENN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
54% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. NAS:DENN: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:DENN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.6  Med: -5 Max: 89
Current: 7
-33.6
89
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -1.30
NAS:DENN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. NAS:DENN: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:DENN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.2  Med: -4 Max: 105.6
Current: -1.3
-36.2
105.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

DENN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,857,611 sh (+14.53%)
Mario Gabelli 394,000 sh (-1.50%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 3,924,717 sh (-14.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 18,203 sh (-30.63%)
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Q2 2016

DENN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 44,818 sh (+146.21%)
Mario Gabelli 364,500 sh (-7.49%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 3,447,229 sh (-12.17%)
Jim Simons 3,281,211 sh (-14.94%)
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Q3 2016

DENN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 57,678 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 394,434 sh (+8.21%)
Paul Tudor Jones 48,342 sh (+7.86%)
Jim Simons 3,392,711 sh (+3.40%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 3,361,716 sh (-2.48%)
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Q4 2016

DENN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 3,257,200 sh (-3.99%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 3,211,683 sh (-4.46%)
Mario Gabelli 369,751 sh (-6.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 27,459 sh (-43.20%)
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants    NAICS: 722511    SIC: 5812
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Denny's Corp operates as a full-service restaurant chain. The Company through its wholly-owned subsidiary owns and operates the Denny's restaurant brand.

Denny's Corp is a Delaware Corporation. It operates as a family-style restaurant chain. Denny's, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Denny's, Inc., owns and operates the Denny's restaurant brand. At December 26, 2012, the Denny's brand consisted of 1,700 franchised, licensed, and company operated restaurants, including 1,599 restaurants in the United States and 101 restaurants in international locations. At year end, 1,537 of its restaurants were franchised/licensed, representing 90% of the total restaurants, and 163 were company operated. The Original Grand Slam, introduced in 1977, remains one of its popular menu items. The Denny's menu offers a large selection of high-quality, moderately priced products designed to appeal to all types of guests. It offers a wide variety of items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to appetizers, desserts and beverages. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, it has certain trademarks and service marks registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in international jurisdictions, including 'Denny's', 'Grand Slam', '$2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu' and 'Fit Fare'. It and its franchisees are subject to local, state, federal and international laws and regulations governing various aspects of the restaurant business.

Guru Investment Theses on Denny's Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Denny's - Aug 31, 2015

Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) is an iconic casual dining chain with approximately 1,500 franchises and 160 company-owned restaurants. The company came across our contrarian screens repeatedly during years of decline under a series of previous management teams. We invested in 2011 when strong new management took over with a coherent turnaround plan. Denny’s made solid progress, stabilizing the business with menu and marketing improvements and using solid free-cash flow to pay down debt, repurchase shares and fund a successful restaurant remodel program, though sales growth remained subdued. An inflection point came in 2014 as sales improved significantly, aided by lower gas prices that alleviated pressure on Denny’s core customer. This is a trend that accelerated through the remainder of the year and has held up in 2015. We remain shareholders though we reduced our position significantly due to the rise in the stock.





From Meridian Growth Fund’s annual letter.



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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 48.99
DENN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 25.24 vs. DENN: 48.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DENN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 17.05 Max: 62.05
Current: 48.99
2.96
62.05
Forward PE Ratio 21.74
DENN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.12 vs. DENN: 21.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 48.99
DENN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
81% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.71 vs. DENN: 48.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DENN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.96  Med: 17.05 Max: 62.05
Current: 48.99
2.96
62.05
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 81.09
DENN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
88% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 25.35 vs. DENN: 81.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
DENN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 18.48 Max: 87.32
Current: 81.09
2.93
87.32
PS Ratio 1.89
DENN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. DENN: 1.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DENN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.73 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.89
0.16
2.22
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 34.39
DENN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
73% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.47 vs. DENN: 34.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
DENN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8  Med: 16.42 Max: 595
Current: 34.39
8
595
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 22.78
DENN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.05 vs. DENN: 22.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
DENN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.84  Med: 9.39 Max: 24.53
Current: 22.78
4.84
24.53
EV-to-EBIT 24.68
DENN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.22 vs. DENN: 24.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DENN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.3  Med: 12.1 Max: 26.5
Current: 24.68
6.3
26.5
EV-to-EBITDA 16.86
DENN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
68% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.49 vs. DENN: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DENN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 7.6 Max: 18.1
Current: 16.86
4
18.1
PEG Ratio 9.94
DENN's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. DENN: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DENN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.86  Med: 9.98 Max: 43.59
Current: 9.94
3.86
43.59
Shiller PE Ratio 31.94
DENN's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 29.52 vs. DENN: 31.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DENN' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 27.78 Max: 69.86
Current: 31.94
1.08
69.86
Current Ratio 0.38
DENN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. DENN: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DENN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.49 Max: 1.33
Current: 0.38
0.16
1.33
Quick Ratio 0.38
DENN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 291 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. DENN: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DENN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.43 Max: 1.28
Current: 0.38
0.12
1.28
Days Inventory 3.13
DENN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
90% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. DENN: 3.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DENN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.66  Med: 3.35 Max: 3.81
Current: 3.13
1.66
3.81
Days Sales Outstanding 14.29
DENN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. DENN: 14.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DENN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.28  Med: 8.08 Max: 14.91
Current: 14.29
5.28
14.91
Days Payable 26.92
DENN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 39.67 vs. DENN: 26.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DENN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.5  Med: 21.42 Max: 26.92
Current: 26.92
14.5
26.92

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.30
DENN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. DENN: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DENN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.6  Med: -0.2 Max: 6.3
Current: 6.3
-31.6
6.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.91
DENN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. DENN: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DENN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 2.8 Max: 3.13
Current: 2.91
2.45
3.13
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.64
DENN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. DENN: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DENN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.54 Max: 2.84
Current: 2.64
0.02
2.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.04
DENN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DENN: 4.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DENN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 8.3 Max: 15.9
Current: 4.04
3.8
15.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 8.28
DENN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
55% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.22 vs. DENN: 8.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DENN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.6  Med: -5.8 Max: 10.7
Current: 8.28
-28.6
10.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $506.9
EPS (TTM) $ 0.26
Beta0.41
Short Percentage of Float2.78%
52-Week Range $9.59 - 14.25
Shares Outstanding (Mil)73.37

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 528 537
EPS ($) 0.59 0.62
EPS without NRI ($) 0.59 0.62
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Denny’s Has Upside Potential Dec 09 2016 
Denny’s Corporation: A Solid Stock to Consider May 18 2016 
Meridian Funds Comments on Denny's Aug 31 2015 
Meridian Contrarian Fund Annual Report 2015 Aug 31 2015 
Five Most Widely Held Small-Caps Among the Gurus Jun 22 2015 
John Keeley's Semi-Annual Letter to Shareholders 2015 Jun 15 2015 
Investors' Shopping List For 2015 Jan 14 2015 
Denny’s (Denn): Grand Slam or Get Slammed Jun 12 2014 
Two Stock Ideas - Turnaround Restaurant and a Patent Troll Killer Aug 06 2013 
Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: ATRS, DENN, TTWO, JAH, ACET Jun 11 2013 

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