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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 0.72
DRI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. DRI: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DRI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.06 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.72
0.01
0.72
Equity to Asset 0.38
DRI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DRI: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DRI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.38
0.27
0.59
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.17
M-Score: -2.64
WACC vs ROIC
4.50%
14.20%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.10
DRI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.38 vs. DRI: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DRI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.91  Med: 9.06 Max: 10.31
Current: 7.1
4.91
10.31
Net-margin (%) 5.34
DRI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. DRI: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DRI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 5.82 Max: 10.49
Current: 5.34
3.62
10.49
ROE (%) 16.62
DRI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.39 vs. DRI: 16.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DRI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.58  Med: 24.78 Max: 31.6
Current: 16.62
13.58
31.6
ROA (%) 6.36
DRI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. DRI: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DRI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.08  Med: 8.09 Max: 11.37
Current: 6.36
4.08
11.37
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 16.34
DRI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. DRI: 16.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DRI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.5  Med: 19.52 Max: 24.66
Current: 16.34
7.5
24.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.60
DRI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. DRI: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DRI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 10.10 Max: 14.6
Current: -4.6
-4.6
14.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -13.50
DRI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. DRI: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DRI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.2  Med: 10.60 Max: 279.7
Current: -13.5
-15.2
279.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -25.00
DRI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. DRI: -25.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DRI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26  Med: 10.75 Max: 33.3
Current: -25
-26
33.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

DRI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 208,832 sh (New)
Jim Simons 129,200 sh (New)
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
David Dreman 2,105 sh (-18.60%)
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Q1 2015

DRI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Steven Cohen 50,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,372 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 208,832 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q2 2015

DRI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 27,594 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 583,721 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 45,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 476,937 sh (+2813.13%)
Steven Cohen 53,800 sh (+7.60%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
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Q3 2015

DRI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 690,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 696,639 sh (+19.34%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 75,763 sh (-84.11%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.14
DRI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.47 vs. DRI: 20.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DRI' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.93  Med: 13.73 Max: 31.62
Current: 20.14
4.93
31.62
Forward P/E 15.55
DRI's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. DRI: 15.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.63
DRI's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
64% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. DRI: 20.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DRI' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 14.27 Max: 87.24
Current: 20.63
5.1
87.24
P/B 3.69
DRI's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. DRI: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DRI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.08 Max: 5.43
Current: 3.69
1.26
5.43
P/S 1.08
DRI's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. DRI: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DRI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.08
0.26
1.42
PFCF 34.34
DRI's PFCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 25.95 vs. DRI: 34.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DRI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.72  Med: 17.01 Max: 85.12
Current: 34.34
8.72
85.12
POCF 15.86
DRI's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.72 vs. DRI: 15.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DRI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: 7.23 Max: 17.9
Current: 15.86
2.58
17.9
EV-to-EBIT 15.78
DRI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.59 vs. DRI: 15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DRI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.4  Med: 11.00 Max: 46.9
Current: 15.78
6.4
46.9
EV-to-EBITDA 9.55
DRI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
68% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.45 vs. DRI: 9.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DRI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.4  Med: 7.70 Max: 21.9
Current: 9.55
4.4
21.9
Shiller P/E 18.57
DRI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 28.76 vs. DRI: 18.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DRI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.66  Med: 18.21 Max: 36.11
Current: 18.57
7.66
36.11
Current Ratio 0.76
DRI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. DRI: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DRI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.56 Max: 1.22
Current: 0.76
0.37
1.22
Quick Ratio 0.67
DRI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. DRI: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DRI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.27 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.67
0.16
1.1
Days Inventory 11.70
DRI's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. DRI: 11.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DRI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.32  Med: 17.09 Max: 30.08
Current: 11.7
12.32
30.08
Days Sales Outstanding 3.35
DRI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. DRI: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DRI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.88  Med: 2.79 Max: 3.83
Current: 3.35
1.88
3.83
Days Payable 12.98
DRI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
89% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 37.00 vs. DRI: 12.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DRI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.58  Med: 16.25 Max: 23.44
Current: 12.98
13.58
23.44

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.73
DRI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. DRI: 3.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DRI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 2.90 Max: 5.94
Current: 3.73
0.26
5.94
Dividend Payout 0.80
DRI's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. DRI: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DRI' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.34 Max: 3.67
Current: 0.8
0.07
3.67
Dividend Growth (3y) 8.60
DRI's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. DRI: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
DRI' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 19.80 Max: 108
Current: 8.6
0
108
Forward Dividend Yield 3.47
DRI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. DRI: 3.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.44
DRI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
93% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. DRI: 8.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DRI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 6.58 Max: 13.47
Current: 8.44
0.59
13.47
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
DRI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. DRI: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DRI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.60 Max: 6.5
Current: 0.9
0.9
6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 13.61
DRI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. DRI: 13.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DRI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 3.83 Max: 15.94
Current: 13.61
0.83
15.94
Price/Projected FCF 1.63
DRI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. DRI: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DRI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.26 Max: 2.19
Current: 1.63
0.49
2.19
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
DRI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DRI: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DRI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.66
Current: 1.26
0.38
1.66
Price/Graham Number 3.53
DRI's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
57% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. DRI: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DRI' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.67 Max: 5.88
Current: 3.53
0.78
5.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.33
DRI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. DRI: 6.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DRI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 9.10 Max: 15.7
Current: 6.33
2.1
15.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.39
DRI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 6.83 vs. DRI: -8.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DRI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.9  Med: 14.75 Max: 25.2
Current: -8.39
-9.9
25.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $6905
EPS $ 2.87
Beta0.16
Short Percentage of Float10.10%
52-Week Range $53.21 - 67.69
Shares Outstanding(Mil)128.24

Analyst Estimate

May16 May17 May18
Revenue(Mil) 6,878 7,154 7,417
EPS($) 3.22 3.70 3.78
EPS without NRI($) 3.22 3.70 3.78

Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants
Compare:BH, CMG, MCD, DIN, SBUX » details
Traded in other countries:DDN.Germany,
Darden Restaurants Inc is a Florida corporation incorporated in March 1995. The Company owns and operates full service restaurant. In the United States, it operated 2,174 restaurants in all 50 states, including 831 Olive Garden, 679 Red Lobster, 464 LongHorn Steakhouse, 54 The Capital Grille, 52 Yard House, 38 Seasons 52, 37 Bahama Breeze, 12 Eddie V's Prime Seafood, four test "synergy restaurants 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 restaurants in the United States and Canada, except for three restaurants located in Central Florida and three restaurants in California which are owned jointly by the Company and third parties, and managed by the Company, seven franchised restaurants in Puerto Rico and one Atlanta, Georgia airport location. Of 2,207 restaurants in the United States and Canada open on May 25, 2015, 1,060 were located on owned sites and 1,147 were located on leased sites. As of May 25, 2015, it had approximately 52 restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements, including 23 Red Lobster restaurants in Japan, seven LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in Puerto Rico (mentioned above), seven Red Lobster restaurants, four Olive Garden restaurants, and one LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant in the Middle East region. and five Olive Garden restaurants, one Red Lobster restaurant and one The Capital Grille restaurant in Mexico, one Red Lobster restaurant and one Olive Garden restaurant in Brazil and one Olive Garden restaurant in Peru. The Company's purchasing staff sources, negotiates and purchases food and supplies from more than 2,000 suppliers whose products originate in more than 30 countries. The Company is subject to various federal, state, local and international laws affecting its business.
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