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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.08
WEN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WEN: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WEN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.38 Max: 44.04
Current: 0.08
0.08
44.04
Equity-to-Asset 0.13
WEN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WEN: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WEN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.44  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.51
Current: 0.13
-0.44
0.51
Interest Coverage 2.74
WEN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
85% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. WEN: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WEN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.27 Max: 4.67
Current: 2.74
0.32
4.67
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 1.18
Beneish M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
6.65%
7.05%
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 % 21.93
WEN's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. WEN: 21.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WEN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.69  Med: 5.7 Max: 21.93
Current: 21.93
-22.69
21.93
Net Margin % 9.03
WEN's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. WEN: 9.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WEN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.32  Med: 0.84 Max: 9.03
Current: 9.03
-26.32
9.03
ROE % 19.14
WEN's ROE % is ranked higher than
82% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. WEN: 19.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WEN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.88  Med: 1.4 Max: 20.24
Current: 19.14
-33.88
20.24
ROA % 3.17
WEN's ROA % is ranked lower than
54% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. WEN: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WEN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.73  Med: 0.64 Max: 3.91
Current: 3.17
-15.73
3.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 24.70
WEN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. WEN: 24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WEN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.2  Med: 10.46 Max: 25.4
Current: 24.7
-45.2
25.4
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.00
WEN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
79% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. WEN: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WEN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.4  Med: 0.2 Max: 57.5
Current: -4
-47.4
57.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 25.60
WEN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WEN: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WEN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.6  Med: 3.1 Max: 80.3
Current: 25.6
-54.6
80.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 59.80
WEN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. WEN: 59.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WEN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.2  Med: 50.3 Max: 178.1
Current: 59.8
-63.2
178.1
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-05-16 Est.)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WEN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 39,074 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 60,887 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 1,749,730 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,764,182 sh (+1753.48%)
Robert Olstein 995,600 sh (-4.73%)
Murray Stahl 13,525,970 sh (-12.32%)
Steven Cohen 422,000 sh (-44.75%)
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Q2 2016

WEN Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 3,276,030 sh (+87.23%)
Jim Simons 2,027,282 sh (+14.91%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 12,952,733 sh (-4.24%)
Robert Olstein 801,290 sh (-19.52%)
Paul Tudor Jones 38,300 sh (-37.10%)
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Q3 2016

WEN Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 24,025 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 801,445 sh (+0.02%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 12,286,196 sh (-5.15%)
Jim Simons 1,494,682 sh (-26.27%)
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Q4 2016

WEN Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 27,919 sh (New)
John Paulson 1,250,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 9,428,217 sh (-23.26%)
Robert Olstein 523,505 sh (-34.68%)
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Business Description

Industry: Restaurants » Restaurants    NAICS: 722511    SIC: 5812
Compare:NAS:BJRI » details
Traded in other countries:TQK.Germany,
Wendy's Co franchises and operates company-owned Wendy's quick-service restaurants specializing in hamburger sandwiches throughout North America.

Wendy's is one of the largest quick-service chains in the U.S., measured by systemwide sales (estimated at $8.6 billion in 2012), and has more than 6,500 locations in 27 countries. The firm recently overthrew Burger King for the title of second-largest quick-service hamburger chain behind McDonald's. Wendy's strategy is to improve traffic by revitalizing its brand through new products, menu shifts, remodels, and a reinvigorated marketing campaign, all while maintaining the company's reputation for quality food.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 27.59
WEN's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.14 vs. WEN: 27.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
WEN' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.94  Med: 72.33 Max: 3040
Current: 27.59
15.94
3040
Forward PE Ratio 29.85
WEN's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. WEN: 29.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 27.59
WEN's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
61% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 23.91 vs. WEN: 27.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
WEN' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.69  Med: 60.13 Max: 503
Current: 27.59
15.69
503
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 4413.34
WEN's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
100% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.58 vs. WEN: 4413.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WEN' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.95  Med: 43.17 Max: 4776.67
Current: 4413.34
17.95
4776.67
PB Ratio 6.16
WEN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. WEN: 6.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WEN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.73 Max: 8.13
Current: 6.16
0.71
8.13
PS Ratio 2.48
WEN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WEN: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WEN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.69
Current: 2.48
0.11
2.69
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 114.15
WEN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
93% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 24.46 vs. WEN: 114.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WEN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.06  Med: 26.86 Max: 308.21
Current: 114.15
1.06
308.21
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 19.65
WEN's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
81% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 10.65 vs. WEN: 19.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WEN' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 9.9 Max: 53.85
Current: 19.65
0.99
53.85
EV-to-EBIT 17.64
WEN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. WEN: 17.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WEN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.5  Med: 21.6 Max: 205.2
Current: 17.64
-54.5
205.2
EV-to-EBITDA 12.67
WEN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 12.41 vs. WEN: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WEN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: 10.75 Max: 32.2
Current: 12.67
-21.6
32.2
PEG Ratio 1.23
WEN's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WEN: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
WEN' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.92 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.23
0.7
5.35
Current Ratio 1.97
WEN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. WEN: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WEN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 2.08 Max: 5.18
Current: 1.97
0.76
5.18
Quick Ratio 1.95
WEN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. WEN: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WEN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.05 Max: 5.18
Current: 1.95
0.71
5.18
Days Inventory 1.42
WEN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
97% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. WEN: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WEN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.42  Med: 3.09 Max: 4.8
Current: 1.42
1.42
4.8
Days Sales Outstanding 24.37
WEN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
80% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. WEN: 24.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WEN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 12.15 Max: 24.37
Current: 24.37
7.9
24.37
Days Payable 12.42
WEN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 38.53 vs. WEN: 12.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WEN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.42  Med: 17.03 Max: 35.93
Current: 12.42
12.42
35.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.93
WEN's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
58% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WEN: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
WEN' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 1.99 Max: 10.13
Current: 1.93
1.09
10.13
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.50
WEN's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. WEN: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
WEN' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.5 Max: 5
Current: 0.5
0.5
5
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 10.80
WEN's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. WEN: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
WEN' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -32.1 Max: 40.4
Current: 10.8
0
40.4
Forward Dividend Yield % 2.08
WEN's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
55% of the 293 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. WEN: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 6.07
WEN's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
88% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. WEN: 6.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
WEN' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.5  Med: 6.4 Max: 32.56
Current: 6.07
3.5
32.56
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 14.50
WEN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. WEN: 14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WEN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -83.2  Med: 2 Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5
-83.2
14.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 5.17
WEN's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. WEN: 5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
WEN' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.2 Max: 5.28
Current: 5.17
0.49
5.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.56
WEN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. WEN: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WEN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.62
Current: 2.56
0.16
2.62
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.12
WEN's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. WEN: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
WEN' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.67 Max: 6.69
Current: 1.12
0.65
6.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.67
WEN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
58% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. WEN: 5.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WEN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.2 Max: 8.3
Current: 5.67
0.5
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 24.81
WEN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
87% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Restaurants industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. WEN: 24.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
WEN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.1  Med: 1.85 Max: 90.3
Current: 24.81
-74.1
90.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,435
EPS (TTM) $ 0.48
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float6.97%
52-Week Range $9.15 - 14.47
Shares Outstanding (Mil)246.93

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 1,155 1,198 1,201
EPS ($) 0.46 0.54 0.58
EPS without NRI ($) 0.46 0.54 0.58
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.28 0.30 0.33
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