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

Wendy's Company (The) (WEN): $23.42

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  • Quality is the dimension where WEN ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 82.62% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WEN is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • WEN's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 41.29% of US stocks).

WEN Stock Summary

  • For WEN, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 90.91% of US equities we're observing.
  • WEN's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 90.28% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of Wendy's Co's share price is greater than that of just 4.33% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Wendy's Co, a group of peers worth examining would be BKD, BERY, COOP, ARCO, and TSQ.
  • WEN's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Wendy's Co's official web site, go to www.wendys.com.

WEN Valuation Summary

  • WEN's EV/EBIT ratio is 26.9; this is 43.85% higher than that of the median Consumer Cyclical stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, WEN's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.2.
  • Over the past 243 months, WEN's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.2.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WEN.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WEN 2008-02-05 0.7 2.0 -45.0 58.7
WEN 2007-03-29 1.4 3.6 -152.1 21.4
WEN 2003-12-18 2.7 2.3 69.3 13.7
WEN 2002-08-20 4.9 1.6 -136.0 14.9
WEN 2002-01-02 3.1 1.5 1.0 0.8
WEN 2001-10-19 3.1 1.4 1.0 0.7

WEN Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WEN, see our WEN price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $26.11 Average Broker Recommendation 1.62 (Moderate Buy)

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WEN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $23.42 52-week high $29.46
Prev. close $22.98 52-week low $18.86
Day low $22.96 Volume 4,394,213
Day high $23.61 Avg. volume 3,845,688
50-day MA $23.32 Dividend yield 1.74%
200-day MA $22.20 Market Cap 5.18B

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:
$23.42$425.43 1703%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Wendy's Co. To summarize, we found that Wendy's Co ranked in the 92th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WEN, they are:

  • In the past 5.01 years, Wendy's Co has a compound free cash flow growth rate of 1.05%; that's better than 91.27% of cash flow producing equities in the Consumer Cyclical sector, where it is classified.
  • 59% of the company's capital comes from equity, which is greater than just 22.18% of stocks in our cash flow based forecasting set.
  • Wendy's Co's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 5.91% of tickers in our DCF set.

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

For other companies in the Consumer Cyclical that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WEN, try EYE, SIG, LAD, AIN, and FRGI.

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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.

Will Chipotle raise prices again?

Yahoo Finance Live chats with Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung after another big quarter.

Yahoo | July 21, 2021

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Yahoo | July 19, 2021

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Myles Udland, Brian Sozzi, and Julie Hyman discuss Robinhood’s interest in seeking a market valuation as high as $35 billion ahead of its IPO debut and what Robinhood could experience in the market after it goes public.

Yahoo | July 19, 2021

Wendy's Heats Up Summer with National Launch of All-New Ghost Pepper Ranch Sauce

WHAT: Get ready to spice up your life with Wendy's® Ghost Pepper Ranch Sauce–the hottest new dipping sauce addition at Wendy's that brings the heat in every bite. Available nationwide, this sauce innovation blends the heat of ghost peppers with the classic taste of ranch for a fiery sauce that will set your taste buds ablaze (in the best way possible).

Yahoo | July 19, 2021

The Wendy's Company to Report Second Quarter 2021 Results on August 11

The Wendy's Company (Nasdaq: WEN) will release its second quarter 2021 results before the market opens on Wednesday, August 11. The Company will host a conference call that same day at 8:30 a.m. ET, and a simultaneous webcast. The related presentation materials will be publicly available on the Company's Investor Relations website at www.irwendys.com. The live conference call will also be available by telephone at (866) 211-4759 for domestic callers and (647) 689-6752 for international callers.

Yahoo | July 14, 2021

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WEN Price Returns

1-mo 1.08%
3-mo 5.62%
6-mo 14.53%
1-year -0.26%
3-year 47.85%
5-year 164.11%
YTD 7.79%
2020 0.07%
2019 45.34%
2018 -3.02%
2017 23.78%
2016 28.49%

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