Balance Sheet Dive: McDonald’s Corp (MCD)’s Debt-to-Equity and Long-Term Debt/Eq Ratios

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After finishing at $269.30 in the prior trading day, McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD) closed at $267.50, down -0.67%. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.67 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3.16 million shares were traded. MCD stock price reached its highest trading level at $270.67 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $266.99.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of MCD by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 42.12 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 26.59. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.16 and its Current Ratio is at 1.16.

BofA Securities reiterated its Neutral rating for the stock on January 29, 2024, while the target price for the stock was revised from $291 to $341.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 23 ’24 when Erlinger Joseph M. sold 1,098 shares for $276.64 per share. The transaction valued at 303,751 led to the insider holds 16,977 shares of the business.

Erlinger Joseph M. sold 1,099 shares of MCD for $312,534 on Mar 22 ’24. The President, McDonald’s USA now owns 18,075 shares after completing the transaction at $284.38 per share. On Feb 23 ’24, another insider, Flatley Edith Morgan, who serves as the EVP – Global CMO of the company, sold 4,346 shares for $295.32 each. As a result, the insider received 1,283,461 and left with 2,905 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, MCD now has a Market Capitalization of 192868843520 and an Enterprise Value of 241718067200. As of this moment, McDonald’s’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 22.72, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 20.12. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.40. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 7.49. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 9.382 whereas that against EBITDA is 17.535.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, MCD has reached a high of $302.39, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $245.73. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -4.22%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -4.62%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 3.28M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3825630 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 731.30M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 720.64M. Insiders hold about 0.05% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 72.74% stake in the company. Shares short for MCD as of 1713139200 were 8492722 with a Short Ratio of 2.59, compared to 1710460800 on 8707234. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 8492722 and a Short% of Float of 1.17999995.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, MCD’s forward annual dividend rate was 6.38, compared to 6.38 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.023691053The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.24.

Earnings Estimates

The current assessment of McDonald’s Corp (MCD) involves the perspectives of 26.0 analysts closely monitoring its market dynamics.On average, analysts expect EPS of $2.89 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $3.02 and a low estimate of $2.8, while EPS last year was $3.17. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $3.09, with high estimates of $3.24 and low estimates of $3.0.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $11.81 and $11.11 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $11.34. EPS for the following year is $12.35, with 32.0 analysts recommending between $13.2 and $11.98.

Revenue Estimates

21 analysts predict $6.17B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $6.34B to a low estimate of $5.53B. As of the current estimate, McDonald’s Corp’s year-ago sales were $6.27BFor the next quarter, 21 analysts are estimating revenue of $6.48B. There is a high estimate of $6.63B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $6.35B.

A total of 28 analysts have provided revenue estimates for MCD’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $25.22B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $24.07B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $24.75B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $23.82BBased on 28 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $26.18B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $27.09B and the low estimate is $25.24B.

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