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tickrz rank
B
Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI)
Services | Restaurants
CEO: Eugene I. Lee
Employees: 150000
darden.com
FACTOR RANKINGSFACTOR SCREENER 
Pure Value Rank229Dividend Rank56
Moat Rank330Financial Strength Rank167
Growth Rank395Momentum Rank112
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield2.58%
Payout Ratio55.02%
3 yr Dividend Growth1.64%
VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio22.12x
P/B Ratio5.55x
P/S Ratio1.56x
EV/EBITDA Ratio11.44x
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score8
Debt-to-Equity22%
Interest Coverage0x
MOAT
ROE25.44%
ROIC25.45%
Net Margin5.19%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth-3.07%
5 yr SPS Growth-1.56%
5 yr BPS Growth1.46%
Darden Restaurants Inc's strong Dividend Rank may warrant a closer look for investors seeking dividend paying stocks
 tickrz summary
Darden Restaurants Inc receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.
 value
 pure value ranking Warren Buffett ranking
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Darden Restaurants Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 22.1x, a P/B ratio of 5.6x, a P/S ratio of 1.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 11.4x. Darden Restaurants Inc ranks 229 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.Darden Restaurants Inc ranks 169 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Darden Restaurants Inc is probably not for you.

 quality
 moat financial strength
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Services sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.Darden Restaurants Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 8 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 0x, a debt/equity ratio of 22% and a Moat Rank of 330 translate to an average Financial Strength score.


 momentum
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 26.01% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 112. Darden Restaurants Inc's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

 yield
 value + yield
Shares currently yield 2.58%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Darden Restaurants Inc ranks 56 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Darden Restaurants Inc.

 growth
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -3.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 1.5% speak to its relatively poor ranking.

Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI)
Services | Restaurants
CEO: Eugene I. Lee
Employees: 150000
darden.com


tickrz rank
B

VALUATION RATIOS
P/E Ratio22.12x
P/B Ratio5.55x
P/S Ratio1.56x
EV/EBITDA Ratio11.44x
DIVIDEND ANALYSIS
Dividend Yield2.58%
Payout Ratio55.02%
3 yr Dividend Growth1.64%
FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Piotroski F-Score8
Debt-to-Equity22%
Interest Coverage0x
MOAT
ROE25.44%
ROIC25.45%
Net Margin5.19%
GROWTH
5 yr EPS Growth-3.07%
5 yr SPS Growth-1.56%
5 yr BPS Growth1.46%

TICKRZ RANK
Darden Restaurants Inc receives a B ranking in our proprietary ranking system that combines valuation, moat, operational performance, and financial strength. View the Top 50 tickrz ranked stocks here.

PURE VALUE
Valuation is the most heavily weighted component in our tickrz ranking methodology. Numerous academic and practitioner studies have found that a value approach outperforms the market over the long-run. Darden Restaurants Inc's valuation score is comprised of a P/E ratio of 22.1x, a P/B ratio of 5.6x, a P/S ratio of 1.6x, and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 11.4x. Darden Restaurants Inc ranks 229 out of the S&P 500 constituents on valuation--a relatively average score.

WARREN BUFFETT RANKING
Darden Restaurants Inc ranks 169 out of the S&P 500 constituents in our multi-factor Warren Buffett ranking methodology. This is a average score, meaning it ranks in the middle of the pack on valuation, moat, volatility, and financial strength factors. If you're looking for undervalued stocks with high moats and strong competitive advantages, Darden Restaurants Inc is probably not for you.

MOAT
To calculate a company's Moat Score, we look at its historical earnings growth, historical average return on equity, the volatility of its earnings stream, and also factor in the strength of its balance sheet. Our approach concludes the company's business moat is weak. Its position within the Services sector appears to be weak. Either the dynamics of its sector place it in a difficult position or management's executition is to blame for its disappointing performance.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH
Darden Restaurants Inc has a Piotroski F Score of 8 out of 9. The F Score examines changes in profitability, leverage, liquidity, and operating efficiency. Interest coverage of 0x, a debt/equity ratio of 22% and a Moat Rank of 330 translate to an average Financial Strength score.

MOMENTUM
Investment research has shown that stocks with strong performance over the last 6 to 12 months tend to perform better in the medium term than stocks with poor performance over the same period. In fact, the momentum factor is one of the strongest of all the investment factors. The company has seen its stock appreciate by 26.01% over the last 12 months. This performance is strong compared to other stocks in the S&P 500, earning it a rank of 112. Darden Restaurants Inc's strong 12 month stock performance will appeal to momentum investors.

VALUE + YIELD
Shares currently yield 2.58%. Our dividend ranking approach looks at a company's dividend growth rate, payout ratio, business moat, and valuation. Based on our methodology, Darden Restaurants Inc ranks 56 among the S&P 500 constituents. Investors looking for undervalued dividend stocks will want to closely investigate Darden Restaurants Inc.

GROWTH
A company's growth metrics are less important than its valuation, moat, and financial strength. However, a check on growth can be a good way to avoid companies in secular decline. The company's growth in sales, earnings, and book value places it among the bottom third of S&P500 companies. Its -3.1% 5 year annualized EPS growth, -1.6% 5 year annualized sales-per-share growth, and 5 year annualized book value-per-share growth of 1.5% speak to its relatively poor ranking.