Wendy's Company (The) (WEN): Price and Financial Metrics

Wendy's Company (The) (WEN)

Today's Latest Price: $23.68 USD

0.45 (-1.86%)

Updated Oct 23 4:00pm

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Ranked of 49 in Restaurants

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WEN Stock Summary

  • Price to trailing twelve month operating cash flow for WEN is currently 32.38, higher than 87.97% of US stocks with positive operating cash flow.
  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for Wendy's Co is higher than it is for about 90.55% of US stocks.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 9.61 for Wendy's Co; that's greater than it is for 91.55% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Wendy's Co are IRM, OUT, CXW, LAMR, and WYNN.
  • Visit WEN's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.wendys.com.

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WEN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $23.68 52-week high $24.91
Prev. close $24.14 52-week low $6.82
Day low $23.64 Volume 2,115,100
Day high $24.23 Avg. volume 3,748,806
50-day MA $22.32 Dividend yield 0.84%
200-day MA $20.77 Market Cap 5.30B

Wendy's Company (The) (WEN) Company Bio

Wendy's owns and franchises hamburger-focused Wendy’s restaurants. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Dublin, Ohio.

WEN Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$23.68$53.2 122%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Wendy's Co with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Wendy's Co ranked in the 64th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 123.33%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WEN, they are:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 4.24 years, is 0.72% -- higher than 86.98% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Wendy's Co's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 12.91% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Relative to other stocks in its sector (Consumer Cyclical), Wendy's Co has a reliance on debt greater than 54.38% of them.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

NVR, WWE, FBHS, HIBB, and RSTRF can be thought of as valuation peers to WEN, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Cyclical sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest WEN News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Wendy's Co that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WEN as an investment opportunity.

Wendy's to ramp up breakfast advertising

Cowen is out with a very positive read on Wendy's ([[WEN]] +0.2%) after meeting with management.Analyst Andrew Charles: "Looking ahead, the company believes there is the opportunity to grow awareness of breakfast as the offering only has 50% broad awareness as well as a large, but unquantified, group of existing customers...

Seeking Alpha | September 25, 2020

Wendy's Reports Upbeat Second Quarter Results - Long-Term Growth Outlook Remains Strong

Investment Conclusion. There were a lot of positives in The Wendy’s Company’s (WEN) F2Q2020 results. Fueled by drive-through transactions, domestic same-stores sales turned positive in June and July and grew sequentially from June to July. In addition, the breakfast segment continued to deliver strong retail sales growth despite the impact...

Poonam A. Arora on Seeking Alpha | August 10, 2020

Dunkin' Brands CEO: Our Q2 performance proves we are navigating through COVID-19

Yahoo Finance catches up with Dunkin' Brands CEO David Hoffmann moments after his earnings call with analysts.

Yahoo | July 30, 2020

It’s Time for McDonald’s Stock to Shine. Here’s Why.

Shares of McDonald’s have been hard hit by Covid-19, but they could see improvement as Americans get sick of staying at home.

Yahoo | July 25, 2020

Why Chipotle isn't being hurt by California's crackdown on restaurants amid COVID-19 spike

Chipotle continues to forge ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yahoo | July 23, 2020

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WEN Price Returns

1-mo 11.70%
3-mo 1.21%
6-mo 20.09%
1-year 12.83%
3-year 65.95%
5-year 190.40%
YTD 7.76%
2019 45.34%
2018 -3.02%
2017 23.78%
2016 28.49%
2015 21.84%

WEN Dividends

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