Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) belongs to the “Services” sector with an industry focus on “Restaurants”, with Mr. Eugene I. Lee Jr. as Pres, CEO & Director.

The company has been one of the biggest innovators in “Restaurants” employing approximately 178729 full time employees.

Key Statistics:

  • The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -1.67%, closing at the stock price of $77.05.
  • Currently, the market capitalization of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) is 9.66 Billion.
  • DRI has a 1-year high price of $ 95.22 and 1-year low price of $60.16.
  • The number of shares currently held by investors is 125.35 Million.
  • The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 3.04 Million.


The company reported an impressive total revenue of 7.17 Billion in the last fiscal year.

If you look at the company’s income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, DRI earned gross profit of 1.43 Billion, in 2015 1.55 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) produced 1.57 Billion profit.

Currently the shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) has a trading volume of 3.04 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 2100 shares – with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $60.16, and the company’s shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 95.22.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Up in the future.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Darden Restaurants, Inc. the EPS stands at 1.18 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 1.15, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts’ expectations.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

Currently the P/E of Darden Restaurants, Inc. stands at 20.14. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued.

The TTM operating margin is 9.4%. The return on invested capital at 17.2%, which is good, compared to its peers.

The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 16.38%, which means that the business has healthy reserve funds for contingencies that may arise.

Stock is currently moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -5.21%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 5.95% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

The stock grew about 10.85% in the past 5 years, this positive value indicates that the stock constantly performed well in previous years as well.

Future Expectations:

The target price for Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) is $93.6/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $0.99/share for the current quarter.

The company’s expected revenue in the current quarter to be 1.93 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of 12.5%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 12.04%.