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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
DRI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
64% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. DRI: 0.04 )
DRI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.04

0.02
0.25
Equity to Asset 0.30
DRI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. DRI: 0.30 )
DRI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.59
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.35
M-Score: -2.56
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.84
DRI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. DRI: 4.84 )
DRI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.08   Max: 10.31
Current: 4.84

3.08
10.31
Net-margin (%) 2.61
DRI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. DRI: 2.61 )
DRI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.87   Max: 6.96
Current: 2.61

-2.87
6.96
ROE (%) 9.32
DRI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.01 vs. DRI: 9.32 )
DRI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 30.13
Current: 9.32

-7.9
30.13
ROA (%) 2.84
DRI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. DRI: 2.84 )
DRI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.49   Max: 11.37
Current: 2.84

-4.49
11.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.78
DRI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. DRI: 8.78 )
DRI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 24.69
Current: 8.78

6.03
24.69
Revenue Growth (%) -4.10
DRI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. DRI: -4.10 )
DRI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.1   Max: 14.6
Current: -4.1

-4.1
14.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -14.40
DRI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. DRI: -14.40 )
DRI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 279.7
Current: -14.4

-14.4
279.7
EPS Growth (%) -26.00
DRI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. DRI: -26.00 )
DRI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26   Max: 33.1
Current: -26

-26
33.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

DRI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 340,300 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management 180,000 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 5,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
David Dreman 1,850 sh (-96.46%)
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Q4 2013

DRI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 135,483 sh (New)
John Hussman 5,500 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 66,500 sh (-63.06%)
David Dreman 510 sh (-72.43%)
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Q1 2014

DRI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,774 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,337 sh (+358.24%)
John Hussman Sold Out
Westport Asset Management 56,500 sh (-15.04%)
Steven Cohen 6,039 sh (-95.54%)
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Q2 2014

DRI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 2,505 sh (+7.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,133 sh (+3.33%)
Westport Asset Management 56,500 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DRI

(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 Hussman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$47.32 - $54.47 $ 51.773%0
David Dreman 2014-03-31 Add 358.24%0.01%$47.32 - $54.47 $ 51.773%2337
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -72.43%0.01%$45.89 - $54.47 $ 51.770%510
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -96.46%0.07%$45.78 - $51.89 $ 51.776%1850
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Sold Out 1.1%$48.77 - $54.66 $ 51.770%0
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 57.14%$48.77 - $54.66 $ 51.770%5500
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -99.71%1.4%$44.64 - $51.68 $ 51.7711%3500
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 58.18%0.51%$44.44 - $56.04 $ 51.771%1187500
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Add 49.93%0.33%$49.02 - $57.21 $ 51.77-1%750750
John Hussman 2012-06-30 Add 66666.7%0.48%$48.79 - $53.67 $ 51.772%500750
Ray Dalio 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.05%$44.02 - $53.03 $ 51.7713%0
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$44.02 - $53.03 $ 51.7713%750
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Add 61.42%0.02%$41.53 - $48.94 $ 51.7713%67236
David Dreman 2011-09-30 New Buy0.06%$43.37 - $53.63 $ 51.777%56105
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.03%$43.37 - $53.63 $ 51.777%41654
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.10
DRI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. DRI: 24.10 )
DRI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.51   Max: 35.31
Current: 24.1

5.51
35.31
P/B 3.17
DRI's P/B is ranked higher than
64% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. DRI: 3.17 )
DRI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 6.06
Current: 3.17

1.41
6.06
P/S 1.09
DRI's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. DRI: 1.09 )
DRI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 1.27
Current: 1.09

0.29
1.27
PFCF 40.76
DRI's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DRI: 40.76 )
DRI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.74   Max: 95.06
Current: 40.76

9.74
95.06
EV-to-EBIT 23.11
DRI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 20.55 vs. DRI: 23.11 )
DRI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.7   Max: 34.7
Current: 23.11

6.7
34.7
Shiller P/E 16.45
DRI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
97% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DRI: 16.45 )
DRI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.41   Max: 27.91
Current: 16.45

7.41
27.91
Current Ratio 1.22
DRI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. DRI: 1.22 )
DRI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.22
Current: 1.22

0.37
1.22
Quick Ratio 1.10
DRI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. DRI: 1.10 )
DRI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.1

0.16
1.1

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 4.28
DRI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DRI: 4.28 )
DRI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.31
Current: 4.28

0.23
5.31
Dividend Payout 1.59
DRI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
61% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. DRI: 1.59 )
DRI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 1.02
Current: 1.59

0.04
1.02
Dividend growth (3y) 19.80
DRI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. DRI: 19.80 )
DRI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 108
Current: 19.8

0
108
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.54
DRI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. DRI: 11.54 )
DRI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 14.59
Current: 11.54

0.63
14.59
Share Buyback Rate 1.70
DRI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. DRI: 1.70 )
DRI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 1.1
Current: 1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 9.63
DRI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. DRI: 9.63 )
DRI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 11.69
Current: 9.63

1.19
11.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.52
DRI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.06 vs. DRI: 1.52 )
DRI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.95
Current: 1.52

0.94
1.95
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
DRI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. DRI: 0.99 )
DRI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 1.41
Current: 0.99

0.48
1.41
Price/Graham Number 3.99
DRI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. DRI: 3.99 )
DRI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 3.86
Current: 3.99

1.09
3.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
DRI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. DRI: 4.30 )
DRI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 14.9
Current: 4.3

2.9
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.01
DRI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
51% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. DRI: -2.01 )
DRI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 24.7
Current: -2.01

-1.3
24.7

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
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Traded in other countries:DDN.Germany
Darden Restaurants Inc, is a Florida corporation incorporated in March 1995, and is the parent company of GMRI, Inc. The Company operates in the dining segment of the restaurant industry, in the United States. As of May 26, 2013, it operated through subsidiaries 2,138 restaurants in the United States and Canada. In the United States, it operated 2,105 restaurants in all 50 states, including 822 Olive Garden, 678 Red Lobster, 430 LongHorn Steakhouse, 49 The Capital Grille, 44 Yard House, 33 Bahama Breeze, 31 Seasons 52, nine Eddie V's Prime Seafood, six test "synergy restaurants" (which house both a Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurant in the same building) and three Wildfish Seafood Grille restaurants. In Canada, it operated 33 restaurants, including 27 Red Lobster and six Olive Garden restaurants. Through subsidiaries, it owns and operates all of its restaurants in the United States and Canada, except for three restaurants located in Central Florida that is owned by joint ventures it manages. None of its restaurants in the United States or Canada are franchised. Of its 2,138 restaurants in the United States and Canada open on May 26, 2013, 1,048 were located on owned sites and 1,090 were located on leased sites. As of May 26, 2013, it also had 37 restaurants outside the United States and Canada operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements, including five LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in Puerto Rico, 23 Red Lobster restaurants in Japan, and one Red Lobster restaurant in Dubai. Its purchasing staff sources, negotiates and purchases food and supplies from more than 2,000 suppliers whose products originate in more than 30 countries. It is subject to various federal, state and local laws affecting its business. Each of its restaurants must comply with licensing requirements and regulations by a number of governmental authorities, which include health, safety and fire agencies in the state or municipality in which the restaurant is located.
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