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Cheesecake Factory (Cheesecake Factory) Degree of Financial Leverage : 0.85 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Cheesecake Factory Degree of Financial Leverage?

Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT). Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 0.85. The higher Degree of Financial Leverage, the more volatile earnings will be.

The industry rank for Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage or its related term are showing as below:

CAKE's Degree of Financial Leverage is ranked better than
59.58% of 334 companies
in the Restaurants industry
Industry Median: 0.99 vs CAKE: 0.85

Cheesecake Factory Degree of Financial Leverage Historical Data

The historical data trend for Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Cheesecake Factory Degree of Financial Leverage Chart

Cheesecake Factory Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Degree of Financial Leverage
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.56 0.64 1.01 0.35 0.83

Cheesecake Factory Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Degree of Financial Leverage Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.66 0.71 1.53 0.83 0.85

Competitive Comparison of Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage

For the Restaurants subindustry, Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage, along with its competitors' market caps and Degree of Financial Leverage data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage Distribution in the Restaurants Industry

For the Restaurants industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage falls into.



Cheesecake Factory Degree of Financial Leverage Calculation

Cheesecake Factory's Degree of Financial Leverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

Degree of Financial Leverage=% Change in Earnings per Share (Diluted)**/% Change in EBIT
=( 2.18 (Mar. 2024) / 0.94 (Mar. 2023) - 1 )/( 113.933 (Mar. 2024) / 44.54 (Mar. 2023) - 1 )
=1.3191/1.558
=0.85***

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

** TTM data of EPS and EBIT was used to calculate Degree of Financial Leverage.
*** Please be aware that the Degree of Financial Leverage calculations are based on company-level data using the primary share class. The calculated data provided is for demonstration purposes and may slightly differ from the results displayed in the title due to potential variations caused by currency exchange rate differences throughout the year.


Cheesecake Factory  (NAS:CAKE) Degree of Financial Leverage Explanation

Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) is a leverage ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s Earnings per Share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, also referred to as Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT), resulting from adjustments in its capital structure. DFL is an essential tool for companies to assess the appropriate level of debt or financial leverage in their capital structure. When EBIT remains relatively stable, it results in stable earnings and earnings per share. In such cases, the company may consider taking on substantial debt. However, for companies operating in industries with significant fluctuations in EBIT, it is advisable to keep debt at a manageable level.

The higher Degree of Financial Leverage, the more volatile earnings will be. Because interest is a fixed expense, leverage can amplify earnings and EPS. This is beneficial when EBIT is growing, but it can become problematic in tough economic conditions when EBIT is under pressure.

Be Aware

The use of financial leverage varies across different industries and business sectors, and the application of Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) should be adjusted accordingly.


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Cheesecake Factory (Cheesecake Factory) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
26901 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas Hills, CA, USA, 91301
Cheesecake Factory owns and operates restaurants in the United States and Canada under brands that include The Cheesecake Factory, North Italia, and a collection within the Fox Restaurants Concepts subsidiary. The company's international presence, in the Middle East and Mexico, is through licensing agreements with third parties. The company also has a bakery division that produces cheesecakes and other baked products for sale in its restaurants, international licensees, and third-party bakery customers. The company has four operating business segments: The Cheesecake Factory restaurants, North Italia, other FRC, and Flower Child. Majority of the company's revenue comes from The Cheesecake Factory restaurants segment.
Executives
Ashley W Hanscom officer: PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING OFFICER 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD, CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Adam S. Gordon director 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD, CALABASAS CA 91301
Edie A Ames director C/O MORTONS RESTATURANT GROUP, INC., 325 LASALLE STREET, SUITE 500, CHICAGO IL 60610
David Bruce Pittaway director 150 E 58TH ST, STE 3700, NEW YORK NY 10155
Khanh Collins director 22825 QUEENSBRIDGE DRIVE, ASHBURN VA 20148
Matthew Eliot Clark officer: VP, Strategic Planning 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD, CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
David M Gordon officer: President C/O THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED, 26901 MALIBU HILLS DRIVE, CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Cheryl Slomann officer: Principal Accounting Officer 6450 VIA REAL, CURPINTERIA CA 93013
David Overton director, officer: Chairman and C.E.O.
Keith Carango officer: President (Subsidiary) 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD, CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301
Paul D. Ginsberg director C/O ROARK CAPITAL, 1180 PEACHTREE STREET NE, SUITE 2500, ATLANTA GA 30309
Rc Cake Holdings Llc 10 percent owner 1180 PEACHTREE STREET NE, SUITE 2500, ATLANTA GA 30309
Janice L. Meyer director 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD, CALABASAS CA 91301
Laurence B Mindel director IL FORNAIO AMERICA CORP, 770 TAMAPAIS DR STE 400, CORTE MADERA CA 94925
Alexander L Cappello director C/O THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC, 26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD, CALABASAS HILLS CA 91301