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Darden Restaurants

DB:DDN
Snowflake Description

6 star dividend payer and undervalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
DDN
DB
$5B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. DE
  3. Consumer Services
Company description

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. The last earnings update was 18 days ago. More info.


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  • Darden Restaurants has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
DDN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-18.8%
DB:DDN
-6.8%
DE Hospitality
-0.6%
DE Market
1 Year Returns
-62.1%
DB:DDN
-48.1%
DE Hospitality
-20.9%
DE Market
DDN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Darden Restaurants (DDN) -18.8% -48.1% -60.5% -62.1% -49% -37.8%
DE Hospitality -6.8% -31.3% -57.6% -48.1% -63.2% -70.6%
DE Market -0.6% -18.6% -26.2% -20.9% -25.8% -31.8%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • DDN underperformed the Hospitality industry which returned -48.1% over the past year.
  • DDN underperformed the Market in Germany which returned -20.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility
DDN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

DDN Value

 Is Darden Restaurants undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Darden Restaurants to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Darden Restaurants.

DB:DDN Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.4%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year DE Government Bond Rate -0.4%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for DB:DDN
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year DE Govt Bond Rate -0.4%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Hospitality Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.78
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.782 (1 + (1- 21%) (95.47%))
1.249
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.25
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= -0.39% + (1.249 * 5.44%)
6.41%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for DB:DDN using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Darden Restaurants is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

Note: Free cash flow to equity valuations ignore the company's cash or debt.

DB:DDN DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 6.41%)
2020 315.60 Analyst x6 296.60
2021 376.23 Analyst x7 332.30
2022 724.63 Analyst x3 601.49
2023 823.50 Analyst x2 642.41
2024 828.50 Analyst x2 607.40
2025 830.75 Est @ 0.27% 572.39
2026 831.36 Est @ 0.07% 538.33
2027 830.82 Est @ -0.07% 505.59
2028 829.46 Est @ -0.16% 474.38
2029 827.55 Est @ -0.23% 444.80
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $5,015.00
DB:DDN DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2029 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $827.55 × (1 + -0.39%) ÷ (6.41% – -0.39%)
$12,130.87
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $12,130.87 ÷ (1 + 6.41%)10
$6,520.22
DB:DDN Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $5,015.00 + $6,520.22
$11,535.22
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $11,535.22 / 120.82
$95.47
DB:DDN Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Non-primary Listing Adjustment Factor 1 share in DB:DDN represents 0.87819x of NYSE:DRI
(This could be a different class, a depositary receipt, a different currency, or all of these things.)
0.87819x
Value per Share
(Listing Adjusted, EUR)
= Value per Share (USD) x Listing Adjustment Factor
= $ 95.47 x 0.87819
€83.84
Value per share (EUR) From above. €83.84
Current discount Discount to share price of €39.94
= -1 x (€39.94 - €83.84) / €83.84
52.4%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

Current Discount
Amount off the current price Darden Restaurants is available for.
Intrinsic value
>50%
Share price is €39.94 vs Future cash flow value of €83.84
Current Discount Checks
For Darden Restaurants to be considered undervalued it must be available for at least 20% below the current price. Less than 40% is even better.
  • Darden Restaurants's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a moderate discount (> 20%).
  • Darden Restaurants's share price is below the future cash flow value, and at a substantial discount (> 40%).
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Darden Restaurants's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Darden Restaurants's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
DB:DDN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2020-02-23) in USD $5.23
NYSE:DRI Share Price ** NYSE (2020-04-03) in USD $45.48
Germany Hospitality Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 9 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 21.1x
Germany Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 401 Publicly-Listed Companies 16.57x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Darden Restaurants.

DB:DDN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:DRI Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 45.48 ÷ 5.23

8.7x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Darden Restaurants is good value based on earnings compared to the DE Hospitality industry average.
  • Darden Restaurants is good value based on earnings compared to the Germany market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Darden Restaurants's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
DB:DDN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 8.7x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 24 Analysts
35.8%per year
Europe Hospitality Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 63 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 0.96x
Germany Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 256 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.17x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

DB:DDN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 8.7x ÷ 35.8%

0.24x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Darden Restaurants is good value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Darden Restaurants's assets?
Raw Data
DB:DDN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2020-02-23) in USD $19.30
NYSE:DRI Share Price * NYSE (2020-04-03) in USD $45.48
Germany Hospitality Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 12 Publicly-Listed Hospitality Companies 1.73x
Germany Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 572 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.44x
DB:DDN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:DRI Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 45.48 ÷ 19.30

2.36x

* Primary Listing of Darden Restaurants.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Darden Restaurants is overvalued based on assets compared to the DE Hospitality industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Darden Restaurants's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Hospitality industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Darden Restaurants has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DDN Future Performance

 How is Darden Restaurants expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 24 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
35.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Darden Restaurants expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Darden Restaurants's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of -0.4%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Darden Restaurants's earnings growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
  • Darden Restaurants's revenue growth is expected to exceed the Germany market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
DB:DDN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
DB:DDN Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 24 Analysts 35.8%
DB:DDN Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 24 Analysts 5.2%
Germany Hospitality Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 28.9%
Germany Hospitality Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 4%
Germany Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.1%
Germany Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.9%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
DB:DDN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
DB:DDN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2024-05-31 8,297 1
2023-05-31 9,246 1,408 809 3
2022-05-31 9,009 1,336 687 11
2021-05-31 8,027 758 294 24
2020-05-31 7,762 605 222 24
2020-04-06
DB:DDN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2020-02-23 8,766 1,268 639
2019-11-24 8,666 1,271 631
2019-08-25 8,583 1,304 722
2019-05-26 8,510 1,257 719
2019-02-24 8,415 1,175 685
2018-11-25 8,297 1,123 679
2018-08-26 8,205 1,033 651
2018-05-27 8,080 1,001 604
2018-02-25 7,881 946 554
2017-11-26 7,631 922 502
2017-08-27 7,392 907 493
2017-05-28 7,170 898 483
2017-02-26 7,026 902 498

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Darden Restaurants's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
  • Darden Restaurants's revenue is expected to grow by 5.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
DB:DDN Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Darden Restaurants Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:DDN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2024-05-31
2023-05-31 6.79 7.03 6.54 2.00
2022-05-31 5.61 6.79 4.51 6.00
2021-05-31 2.39 6.01 -0.21 14.00
2020-05-31 1.95 4.59 0.68 9.00
2020-04-06
DB:DDN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2020-02-23 5.23
2019-11-24 5.14
2019-08-25 5.85
2019-05-26 5.82
2019-02-24 5.54
2018-11-25 5.48
2018-08-26 5.27
2018-05-27 4.87
2018-02-25 4.45
2017-11-26 4.03
2017-08-27 3.96
2017-05-28 3.88
2017-02-26 3.99

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Darden Restaurants is expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Darden Restaurants's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the Germany market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the Germany market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Darden Restaurants has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DDN Past Performance

  How has Darden Restaurants performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Darden Restaurants's growth in the last year to its industry (Hospitality).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Darden Restaurants has delivered over 20% year on year earnings growth in the past 5 years.
  • Darden Restaurants's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Darden Restaurants's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the DE Hospitality industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Darden Restaurants's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Darden Restaurants Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

DB:DDN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2020-02-23 8,765.90 639.20 667.70
2019-11-24 8,665.90 631.00 808.10
2019-08-25 8,582.90 721.50 656.50
2019-05-26 8,510.40 718.60 660.80
2019-02-24 8,415.40 685.30 642.00
2018-11-25 8,297.30 678.70 665.20
2018-08-26 8,205.40 651.40 669.10
2018-05-27 8,080.10 603.80 662.10
2018-02-25 7,880.60 553.80 687.60
2017-11-26 7,630.90 501.60 660.40
2017-08-27 7,391.90 492.70 640.00
2017-05-28 7,170.20 482.50 627.40
2017-02-26 7,025.80 497.50 583.90
2016-11-27 6,994.60 439.40 588.00
2016-08-28 6,960.90 389.80 611.60
2016-05-29 6,933.50 359.70 622.90
2016-02-28 7,021.60 337.40 644.00
2015-11-29 6,905.00 357.60 635.20
2015-08-30 6,855.20 296.70 638.40
2015-05-31 6,764.00 196.40 673.50
2015-02-22 6,535.80 126.60 625.30
2014-11-23 6,423.40 84.80 642.20
2014-08-24 6,349.90 121.70 641.60
2014-05-25 6,285.60 183.20 647.30
2014-02-23 4,303.50 92.90 473.70
2013-11-24 4,943.20 140.80 519.60
2013-08-25 5,417.70 168.50 572.80
2013-05-26 5,921.00 237.30 625.20

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Darden Restaurants has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Darden Restaurants used its assets more efficiently than the DE Hospitality industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Darden Restaurants's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Darden Restaurants's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Hospitality industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Darden Restaurants has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DDN Health

 How is Darden Restaurants's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Darden Restaurants's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Darden Restaurants's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Darden Restaurants's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Darden Restaurants's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.9x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Darden Restaurants Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

DB:DDN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2020-02-23 2,341.20 928.50 321.70
2019-11-24 2,273.70 928.20 157.30
2019-08-25 2,381.30 928.00 350.80
2019-05-26 2,392.60 927.70 457.30
2019-02-24 2,315.70 927.40 302.90
2018-11-25 2,250.30 972.10 139.70
2018-08-26 2,275.20 926.80 151.80
2018-05-27 2,194.80 926.50 146.90
2018-02-25 2,124.90 977.00 146.80
2017-11-26 1,976.10 1,089.10 114.70
2017-08-27 2,058.70 936.60 146.80
2017-05-28 2,101.70 936.60 233.10
2017-02-26 1,972.80 440.70 391.40
2016-11-27 1,853.40 440.50 116.80
2016-08-28 1,801.30 440.20 114.70
2016-05-29 1,952.00 440.00 274.80
2016-02-28 1,918.20 447.70 215.80
2015-11-29 1,989.80 1,198.90 857.60
2015-08-30 2,424.10 1,452.60 690.10
2015-05-31 2,333.50 1,467.30 535.90
2015-02-22 2,237.80 1,476.70 436.20
2014-11-23 2,105.50 1,503.40 157.50
2014-08-24 2,127.90 1,583.50 413.70
2014-05-25 2,156.90 2,686.00 98.30
2014-02-23 2,121.70 2,677.50 127.00
2013-11-24 2,059.20 2,819.30 84.60
2013-08-25 2,071.50 2,706.40 108.90
2013-05-26 2,059.50 2,660.70 88.20
  • Darden Restaurants's level of debt (32.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (65.8% vs 32.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (164.7%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 17.9x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Darden Restaurants's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Darden Restaurants has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DDN Dividends

 What is Darden Restaurants's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
7.74%
Current annual income from Darden Restaurants dividends. Estimated to be 5.21% next year.
If you bought €2,000 of Darden Restaurants shares you are expected to receive €155 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Darden Restaurants's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in Germany (1.7%).
  • Darden Restaurants's dividend is above the markets top 25% of dividend payers in Germany (4.86%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
DB:DDN Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 24 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
Germany Hospitality Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 8 Stocks 11.3%
Germany Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 316 Stocks 3.9%
Germany Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.9%
Germany Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.7%
Germany Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 4.9%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

DB:DDN Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2024-05-31
2023-05-31
2022-05-31 3.80 4.00
2021-05-31 1.53 8.00
2020-05-31 2.46 10.00
2020-04-06
DB:DDN Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-12-19 3.520 4.172
2019-10-01 3.520 3.088
2019-09-19 3.520 2.978
2019-07-19 3.520 2.879
2019-06-20 3.520 2.875
2018-12-12 3.000 2.673
2018-09-20 3.000 2.752
2018-07-20 3.000 2.652
2018-06-21 3.000 2.738
2017-12-14 2.520 2.729
2017-09-21 2.520 3.067
2017-03-22 2.240 2.619
2016-07-25 2.240 3.282
2016-06-30 2.240 3.583
2016-04-06 2.000 3.062
2016-04-05 2.000 3.082
2015-09-17 2.200 3.519
2015-06-18 2.200 3.097
2015-03-30 2.200 3.353
2015-03-20 2.200 3.201
2014-09-15 2.200 3.887
2014-06-20 2.200 4.736
2014-03-21 2.200 4.409
2013-12-19 2.200 4.370
2013-09-20 2.200 4.330
2013-03-22 2.000 3.980
2013-01-02 2.000 4.302
2012-12-20 2.000 4.450
2012-06-22 2.000 3.846
2012-03-23 1.720 3.393
2011-12-16 1.720 3.589
2011-09-28 1.720 3.768
2011-06-30 1.720 3.567
2011-03-24 1.280 2.646
2010-12-20 1.280 2.713
2010-06-23 1.280 2.909
2010-03-23 1.000 2.251
2009-12-17 1.000 2.625
2009-09-29 1.000 3.098
2009-06-23 1.000 2.983

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  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • Dividends per share have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Darden Restaurants's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.5x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Dividends after 3 years are expected to be well covered by earnings (2x coverage).
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Darden Restaurants's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.9%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Darden Restaurants afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Darden Restaurants has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DDN Management

 What is the CEO of Darden Restaurants's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Gene Lee
COMPENSATION $10,710,578
AGE 57
TENURE AS CEO 5.2 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Eugene I. Lee, Jr., also known as Gene, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Darden Restaurants, Inc. since February 23, 2015 and September 2013 respectively. Mr. Lee served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of Darden Restaurants Inc from October 14, 2014 to February 2015. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Darden Restaurants from September 18, 2013 to October 14, 2014. He served as the President of Specialty Restaurant Group for Darden Restaurants Inc. from October 1, 2007 to September 2013. Mr. Lee served as the President of RARE Hospitality International Inc. from January 2001 to October 2007, Chief Operating Officer from January 1999 to October 2007 and Executive Vice President from January 1999 to January 2001. Prior to that, he served as an Executive Vice President of Operations at LongHorn Steakhouse Division from October 1997 to January 1999. He served as an Executive Vice President of Operations - Bugaboo Creek Steak House Division at Rare Hospitality International Inc., from January 1997 to October 1997. He served in various positions with Uno Restaurant Corporation, an operator of restaurants, including Senior Vice President - Operations. Mr. Lee has been an Independent Director of Advance Auto Parts Inc., since November 20, 2015 and Darden Restaurants, Inc. since February 23, 2015. He has experience as the chief executive officer of a national group of chain restaurants. In addition, he has experience in marketing, real estate and change management. He served as a Director of RARE Hospitality International Inc. since 2001. He holds an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston.

CEO Compensation
  • Gene's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Gene's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Darden Restaurants management team in years:

4.1
Average Tenure
57
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Darden Restaurants management team is about average.
Management Team

Gene Lee

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$11M
AGE
57
TENURE
5.2 yrs

Rick Cardenas

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
51
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Dave George

TITLE
Executive VP & COO
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
63
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Todd Burrowes

TITLE
President of Longhorn Steakhouse
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
56
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Dan Kiernan

TITLE
President of Olive Garden
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
58
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Kyle Holmes

TITLE
Managing Partner

Jon Norem

TITLE
Managing Partner

John Rucker

TITLE
Managing Partner

Chris Chang

TITLE
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
TENURE
4 yrs

Kevin Kalicak

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Analysis
TENURE
5.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Darden Restaurants board of directors in years:

5.3
Average Tenure
60
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Darden Restaurants board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Chuck Sonsteby

TITLE
Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$324K
AGE
65
TENURE
4 yrs

Gene Lee

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$11M
AGE
57
TENURE
5.2 yrs

Bill Simon

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$245K
AGE
60
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Cindie Jamison

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$257K
AGE
59
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Jim Fogarty

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$243K
AGE
51
TENURE
6.3 yrs

Nana Mensah

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$233K
AGE
66
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Margaret Atkins

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$238K
AGE
62
TENURE
5.5 yrs

Tim Wilmott

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$200K
AGE
60
TENURE
1.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Darden Restaurants individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price (€) Value (€)
16. Jan 20 Sell Douglas Milanes Individual 16. Jan 20 16. Jan 20 -791 €101.79 €-80,517
02. Jan 20 Buy Charles Sonsteby Individual 31. Dec 19 31. Dec 19 1,500 €96.90 €145,347
28. Oct 19 Sell Nana Mensah Individual 25. Oct 19 25. Oct 19 -1,103 €101.56 €-112,024
26. Sep 19 Sell Douglas Milanes Individual 25. Sep 19 25. Sep 19 -1,600 €108.69 €-173,908
31. Jul 19 Sell John Madonna Individual 30. Jul 19 30. Jul 19 -347 €111.36 €-38,641
31. Jul 19 Sell Matthew Broad Individual 30. Jul 19 30. Jul 19 -1,200 €112.37 €-134,838
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Management checks
We assess Darden Restaurants's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Darden Restaurants has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

DDN News

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DDN Company Info

Description

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of November 24, 2019, it owned and operated approximately 1,799 restaurants, which included 867 under the Olive Garden, 518 under the LongHorn Steakhouse, 166 under the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 79 under the Yard House, 59 under The Capital Grille, 45 under the Seasons 52, 42 under the Bahama Breeze, and 23 under the Eddie V’s Prime Seafood brands. Darden Restaurants, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.

Details
Name: Darden Restaurants, Inc.
DDN
Exchange: DB
Founded: 1968
$5,093,362,524
120,823,455
Website: http://www.darden.com
Address: Darden Restaurants, Inc.
1000 Darden Center Drive,
Orlando,
Florida, 32837,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE DRI Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 09. May 1995
DB DDN Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 09. May 1995
LSE 0I77 Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 09. May 1995
BRSE DDN Common Stock Berne Stock Exchange CH CHF 09. May 1995
BOVESPA D1RI34 BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COM Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo BR BRL 27. Jan 2020
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
185,000
Darden Restaurants employees.
Industry
Restaurants
Consumer Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2020/04/06 01:07
End of day share price update: 2020/04/03 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2020/04/02
Last earnings filing: 2020/03/19
Last earnings reported: 2020/02/23
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/05/26


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.