The Wendy's Co

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WEN : NASDAQ : Services
$13.67 | %
Today's Range: 13.505 - 13.705
Avg. Daily Volume: 3379200.0
02/24/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

WENDY'S CO's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased, representing an increase to the bottom line. WENDY'S CO has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.73 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.81% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)364.01464.63
EBITDA ($mil)155.92107.81
EBIT ($mil)126.5671.39
Net Income ($mil)48.897.58

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)349.56175.7
Total Assets ($mil)4114.424080.78
Total Debt ($mil)2515.822403.13
Equity ($mil)678.58705.46

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin48.7537.26
EBITDA Margin42.8323.2
Operating Margin34.7715.37
Sales Turnover0.390.46
Return on Assets4.532.41
Return on Equity27.9110.52
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio2.311.95
Interest Expense28.7327.94
Interest Coverage4.412.56

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)258.89273.33
Div / share0.060.06
Book value / share2.622.58
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume3373645.03766425.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 39.05 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 26.35. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.22 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.94 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.20. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, WENDY'S CO proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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WEN 19.84 Peers 39.05   WEN 16.08 Peers 17.57

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

WEN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

WEN is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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WEN 25.54 Peers 24.32   WEN 3.41 Peers 3.22

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

WEN is trading at a premium to its peers.


Average. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

WEN trades at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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WEN 5.22 Peers 8.20   WEN 228.57 Peers 79.94

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

WEN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

WEN is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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WEN 2.23 Peers 2.99   WEN -16.03 Peers 3.67

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

WEN is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

WEN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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