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Darden Restaurants Inc DRI Stock Quote

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  • Last Close 143.50
  • Sector Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry Restaurants
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 143.37  –  145.84
  • Year Range 120.20  –  173.06
  • Market Cap 17.3453 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.6 Mil /  1.2 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.63
  • Price / Book 8.08
  • Forward Div Yield 3.23%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.44%

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Darden Earnings: Same-Store Sales Continue to Outpace the Industry, but Consumer Uncertainty Looms

Jaime M. Katz Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Jaime M. Katz |

Narrow-moat Darden Restaurants extended its full-service restaurant share gains during its fiscal 2024 first quarter ended August, outperforming the industry’s same-store sales average by over 400 basis points (Black Box Intelligence). Driven by strong same-store sales growth of 6.1% at Olive Garden and 8.1% at LongHorn Steakhouse, total sales topped $2.7 billion, matching our estimate. Against a more challenging economic backdrop, Darden’s development of more value-oriented fare continues to resonate with consumers, buoyed by its dedication to strategically pricing at a value gap to its peers (according to Darden). As for cost management, restaurant-level EBITDA margin increased 170 basis points to 19%, thanks to food and beverage pricing leverage and productivity gains, just south of our 20% forecast.

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Business Description

Darden Restaurants is the largest restaurant operator in the U.S. full-service space, with consolidated revenue of $10.5 billion in fiscal 2023 resulting in 3%-4% full-service market share (per NRA data and our calculations). The company maintains a portfolio of 10 restaurant brands: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Ruth's Chris, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s, Bahama Breeze, and The Capital Burger. Darden generates revenue almost exclusively from company-owned restaurants, though a small network of franchised restaurants and consumer-packaged goods sales through the traditional grocery channel contribute modestly. As of the end of its fiscal 2023, the company operated 1,914 restaurants in the U.S.

1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando, FL, 32837
Industry Restaurants
Employees 187,384

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Yes. DRI has a forward dividend yield of 3.44%. See DRI’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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DRI’s market cap is 17.35 Bil.
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DRI’s stock style is Mid Core.
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DRI’s price/sales is 1.63.
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DRI’s price/forward earnings is 17.85.
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DRI’s price/book is 8.08.
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