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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
DENN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. DENN: 0.01 )
DENN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01

Interest Coverage 5.18
DENN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.31 vs. DENN: 5.18 )
DENN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 5.18
Current: 5.18

0.42
5.18
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.11
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 (%) 10.41
DENN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. DENN: 10.41 )
DENN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.32   Max: 11.91
Current: 10.41

-16.32
11.91
Net-margin (%) 5.68
DENN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. DENN: 5.68 )
DENN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -31.82   Max: 20.85
Current: 5.68

-31.82
20.85
ROE (%) 764.44
DENN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.01 vs. DENN: 764.44 )
DENN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -846.76   Max: 1237.57
Current: 764.44

-846.76
1237.57
ROA (%) 8.85
DENN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. DENN: 8.85 )
DENN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -24.12   Max: 33.94
Current: 8.85

-24.12
33.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 44.99
DENN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.31 vs. DENN: 44.99 )
DENN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -34.32   Max: 51.31
Current: 44.99

-34.32
51.31
Revenue Growth (%) -2.70
DENN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DENN: -2.70 )
DENN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -60.6   Max: 80.1
Current: -2.7

-60.6
80.1
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.60
DENN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. DENN: -2.60 )
DENN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -74.7   Max: 56.6
Current: -2.6

-74.7
56.6
EPS Growth (%) 5.70
DENN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. DENN: 5.70 )
DENN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.2   Max: 155.3
Current: 5.7

-36.2
155.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

DENN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 586,600 sh (+30.91%)
John Keeley 8,128,641 sh (+4.09%)
Mario Gabelli 640,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 14,398 sh (-72.41%)
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Q4 2013

DENN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 12,615 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 27,864 sh (+93.53%)
Jim Simons 930,600 sh (+58.64%)
John Keeley 8,286,351 sh (+1.94%)
Mario Gabelli 640,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

DENN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 16,418 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,165,600 sh (+25.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,749 sh (+1.06%)
Mario Gabelli 640,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
John Keeley 8,245,302 sh (-0.5%)
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Q2 2014

DENN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,205,200 sh (+3.4%)
John Burbank Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 12,447 sh (-2.37%)
Mario Gabelli 620,000 sh (-3.13%)
John Keeley 7,773,012 sh (-5.73%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DENN

(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
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out $6.26 - $6.79 $ 7.1910%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$6.3 - $7.4 $ 7.196%16418
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$5.35 - $6.22 $ 7.1924%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 25.13%0.02%$3.81 - $4.41 $ 7.1974%244423
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.07%$3.85 - $4.48 $ 7.1985%195338
Meridian Funds 2011-12-31 Add 24.03%0.03%$3.1 - $3.98 $ 7.19104%1408600
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 New Buy0.14%$3.17 - $4.29 $ 7.1992%1135700
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 25.10
DENN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 30.70 vs. DENN: 25.10 )
DENN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.93   Max: 27.75
Current: 25.1

2.93
27.75
P/S 1.42
DENN's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. DENN: 1.42 )
DENN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 1.49
Current: 1.42

0.02
1.49
PFCF 17.54
DENN's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DENN: 17.54 )
DENN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 101.5
Current: 17.54

4.95
101.5
EV-to-EBIT 16.46
DENN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.17 vs. DENN: 16.46 )
DENN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.9   Max: 21.9
Current: 16.46

5.9
21.9
Shiller P/E 16.35
DENN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DENN: 16.35 )
DENN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.61   Max: 39.29
Current: 16.35

7.61
39.29
Current Ratio 0.68
DENN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. DENN: 0.68 )
DENN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.02
Current: 0.68

0.13
1.02
Quick Ratio 0.64
DENN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. DENN: 0.64 )
DENN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.64

0.1
0.97

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.36
DENN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 vs. DENN: 2.36 )
DENN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 83.25
Current: 2.36

2.15
83.25
Price/Median PS Value 3.08
DENN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. DENN: 3.08 )
DENN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.14
Current: 3.08

0.04
3.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
DENN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. DENN: 6.10 )
DENN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 16.9
Current: 6.1

4.6
16.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.17
DENN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
53% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.27 vs. DENN: -5.17 )
DENN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -296   Max: -4.2
Current: -5.17

-296
-4.2

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:DE8.Germany
Denny's Corporation 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 1,688 franchised, licensed, and company operated restaurants around the world, including 1,590 restaurants in the United States and 98 restaurants in Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Guam, Curaçao, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and New Zealand. As of December 26, 2012, 1,524 of its restaurants were franchised/licensed, representing 90% of the total restaurants, and 164 were company operated. Open 24/7 in most locations, Denny's restaurants have been providing their guests with quality food, good value and friendly service in a pleasant dining atmosphere. Denny's is known for its breakfast fare served around the clock. The Original Grand Slam, introduced in 1977, remains one of its most popular menu items. It is leveraging its heritage as a classic American diner with its 'America's Diner is Always Open' branding which provides the framework for its three primary marketing strategies: delivering everyday affordability, primarily through its $2 $4 $6 $8 Value Menu, creating compelling limited-time-only products, and driving sales beyond breakfast. 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. The Company's Fit Fare menu helps its guests identify items suited to their dietary needs. Most Denny's restaurants offer special items for children and seniors at reduced prices. Some restaurants cater to local tastes by offering regional items that complement the core menu. The Company's Product Development department works closely with its franchisees to develop new menu ideas which are thoroughly evaluated in its test kitchen with feedback from its guests and operators prior to being introduced into its restaurants. 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.
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