Chipotle Mexican Grill
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Understanding Starbucks’ cost structure and operating expenses
Starbucks’ main cost driver is its price per pound of coffee beans. The two most consumed coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta blends.
Chipotle Is Giving Away Bitcoin or Burritos for National Burrito Day
Is a Pullback around the Corner for Shake Shack?
Should investors be paying a high premium for the company’s high growth? When compared to its peers, Shake Shack seems overvalued.
Why Chipotle Has A Lot Of Room For Unit Growth
Unit growth isn’t the only factor that drives revenue. A restaurant can keep adding more restaurants. Eventually, it can capture newer markets. This is what Chipotle is doing.
Do Restaurant Operators Expect to Increase Capex in 2H15?
The expected capital expenditure index increased by 1% to 101.7 in April from 100.7 in March.
Strength in Initial Jobless Claims Is Positive for Restaurants
Initial jobless claims can help us gauge the health of the US labor market. It indicates the number of people filing for unemployment.
Starbucks Analysts: Their Ratings and Their Targets
Looking at analysts’ ratings for Starbucks, about 79% of analysts have “buy” recommendations for Starbucks, 21% have “hold” recommendations, and none has “sell” recommendations.
Valuation Multiples of Key Restaurant Players
Where are some of the major restaurant companies such as Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera, and Yum! Brands trading from a valuation standpoint? Over the past month, US markets have experienced high volatility.
Yum! Brands’ Management Initiatives and Outlook for 2015
Management stated that it expects the second quarter EPS to lag by 20% YoY. It expects full-year EPS growth of 10% in 2015.
What Is the Outlook for Shake Shack in 2016?
A New York–based fine casual restaurant chain, Shake Shack (SHAK) announced its 4Q15 results on March 7, 2016. SHAK reported an overall revenue of $51.1 million and earnings per share of $0.08.
Where Will Yum! Brands Trade in the Next Few Quarters?
Yum! Brands has a forward PE ratio of 25x. This indicates that the stock is valued fairly. It’s a stable company with a long history of EPS growth.
Why Analysts Expect Shake Shack’s EPS to Fall in Q4
In the fourth quarter, analysts expect Shake Shack (SHAK) to post adjusted EPS of $0.03, a fall of 69% from $0.10 in the corresponding quarter of 2017.
Why Analysts Are Expecting Shake Shack to Rise over the Next 4 Quarters
For the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post revenues of $427.9 million, which would be a 27.4% YoY (year-over-year) rise.
Restaurant Capex Outlook Remains Elevated in May
The expected capital expenditure index increased by 0.9% to 100.8 in May from 101.7 in April.
Why Yum! Brands Is Expected To Report Lower EBITDA
Wall Street analysts’ estimated EBITDA for the fourth quarter is $633 million—compared to $918 million in the same quarter last year.
Yum! Brands’ 4Q15 Same-Store Sales Growth Is 2% in China
Following its dismal performance in 3Q15, Yum! decided to release its same-store sales growth performance for China on a monthly basis.
When Will Yum! Complete the Separation of Its China Division?
On October 20, Yum! announced that it will separate its China division from the rest of its business. It’s expected to complete this by the end of 2016.
Will Success Continue for Jack in the Box?
Same-store sales at Jack in the Box’s company-operated restaurants are expected to grow 4%–6% in 3Q15 and 4.5%–5.5% for the year. Qdoba’s sales are expected to increase 6%–8%.
Analysts Revised the Price Target after McDonald’s Earnings
Wall Street analysts set a price target of $125.1 for the next 12 months with a return potential of 5% from the closing price of $119.2 on January 25.
Why poor comps affected McDonald’s revenues
With disappointing same-store sales performance across all four segments, it isn’t surprising that McDonald’s reported revenues of $6,987 million—a 4.5% decline.
Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s food costs
CMG reported $372 million in food costs in 3Q14. Food costs accounted for 34.3% of the revenue. It was an increase of 70 basis points year-over-year (or YoY).
Retail Sales Reports From ICSC-Goldman And Johnson Redbook
The ICSC-Goldman and Johnson Redbook indices both report consumer spending data each week, but people consider the ICSC-Goldman index to be more consistent.
Must Know: Analysts’ Price Target for Chipotle Mexican Grill
About 47% of analysts have “buy” recommendations on Chipotle, 50% of analysts have “hold” recommendations, and 3% have “sell” recommendations on the company. Overall, the stock has a “buy” rating.
Chipotle Delivers: It Brings Back Carnitas
On September 28, Chipotle’s management announced that it was able to resume serving carnitas in 90% of Chipotle’s restaurants.
What Positions Did Bill Ackman Add, Cut, and Dispose of in Q1?
Pershing Square’s top three positions Pershing Square Holdings’ 13F portfolio’s value declined from $6.7 billion to $5.96 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Its number of positions fell from nine to eight. Pershing’s three largest positions at the end of the first quarter were as follows: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) accounted […]
Is Starbucks’s Enterprise Multiple Trading High?
Starbucks’s current EV (enterprise value) to EBITDA multiple stands at 17x, which is close to the company’s historical high point of 17.6x and similar to its PE.
Why Shake Shack Stock Rose after Fourth-Quarter Earnings
Shake Shack (SHAK) posted its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closed on February 25. Before looking at analysts’ reactions, we’ll look at Shake Shack’s fourth-quarter performance and stock performance.
Must-know: McDonald’s pricing and marketing initiatives in 3Q14
During the third quarter, McDonald’s launched its “Our food. Your questions” campaign. It enables communication between McDonald’s and its customers.
Why Analysts Dropped Their Estimates for Shake Shack’s Earnings
Currently, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post EBIT margins of 12.6%, 9.6%, 8.8%, and 13.3% in 3Q16, 4Q16, 1Q17, and 2Q17, respectively.
Why high valuation and coffee prices drove Starbucks down ~13%
As store count grew over the past few years, Starbucks’ forward P/E valuation metric also expanded. What used to be just 17x gradually grew to roughly 27x, a 58% based solely on expansion in the valuations.
An In-Depth Overview of Panera Bread
Panera Bread is a limited-service fast-casual restaurant company. In July 2017, JAB acquired Panera in a $7.5 billion deal and took it private.
Chipotle’s 1Q15 Earnings Per Share Up 47%
Chipotle reported its 1Q15 EPS of $3.88, which increased an impressive 47%, compared with an EPS of $2.64 in the corresponding quarter in 2014.
Analyzing Shake Shack’s Fine-Casual Concept
Shake Shack is conceptualized as a “new fine-casual” restaurant format. The fine-casual restaurant is a hybrid of the fine dining and fast-casual dining formats.
Domino’s Stock Jumps 21% Since Last Earnings Release
Year-to-date, Domino’s stock is up 8.7%, as of February 20. It has rocketed 21% since the company’s last earnings release in October 2014.
Must-know: Yum! Brands’ segments by business models
For six months ending June 2014, China’s division reported revenue of $3 billion, or 52% of Yum! revenues. China only represents 15% of the more than 40,000 Yum! restaurant units.
How Food Inflation Impacts The Restaurant Industry
Food inflation can squeeze a restaurant’s operating margins, but a restaurant can adjust the menu pricing and pass the cost on to customers.
Why McDonald’s same-store sales declined
McDonald’s (MCD) revenues declined 4.5% YoY. Revenues in the restaurant industry are mainly driven by same-store sales and unit growth. The global same-stores sales were down to -3.3% YoY.
2Q15 Earnings Preview: Starbucks Up 18% since Last Quarter
On April 20, investment firm Sanford Bernstein reiterated its “outperform” rating for Starbucks (SBUX) with a price target of $56.
Must-know: Yum! Brands’ Pizza Hut business
The first Pizza Hut opened in 1958. About one-third of Yum! Brands’ (YUM) total restaurant units in this segment were Pizza Hut at the end of 2013.
Must-know: Chipotle’s year-to-date performance
As of October 21, 2014, Chipotle Mexican Grill’s (CMG) year-to-date (or YTD) returns were~16.3%—compared to an average return of 8.3% on the S&P 500 Index.
Has Chipotle’s Stock Price Bottomed Out?
After posting better 1Q17 earnings on April 25, Chipotle’s stock price rose to $496.14 by May 16, 2017. Since then, it has experienced downward momentum.
Starbucks’ Shares Rise on Earnings
Starbucks (SBUX) reported its earnings on April 23 after the market closed. Shares started trading at $48.55. The shares were up slightly from the day before.
Why Burger King is improving its traffic through product innovation
Burger King (BKW) introduced premium products internationally that should complement its menu. It launched a Hashbrown Whopper in Korea, a Barbecue Bacon Whopper in the U.S., and a Mexican Whopper in Spain.
Must-Know: What Is PEG Ratio and How Is It Used?
Investors use a bunch of metrics to determine if a stock is attractive. One such metric is the PEG or the price-to-earnings-to-growth ratio.
An Investor’s Guide to Chipotle and Its Customers
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) operates more than 1,700 fast-casual restaurants. Here’s everything you need to know about the business.
Chipotle’s Plan to Woo Back Customers Propelled It to Top of Spy
Stocks at the top of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on January 13 were Southwestern Energy (SWN), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), and Range Resources (RRC).
Key Financial Highlights from Chipotle’s 2Q15 Earnings
After Chipotle reported its 2Q15 earnings on July 21, its shares rose 2.2%, or $14.37, at $687 in the after-hours trading session.
Starbucks’ Same-Store Sales Growth Is Declining
Same-store sales indicate the sales at the existing location over a period of time—usually one year. Same-store sales are driven by traffic and ticket.
Will Starbucks’ Growing Valuation Multiple Start to Fall?
Starbucks’ (SBUX) PE valuation multiple has been growing since October 2014, when the company hit a low point of 23x.
Must-Know: McDonald’s Has Got Tough Competition
McDonald’s (MCD) competition includes large international and national food chains as well as regional and local retailers of food products.
Starbucks revenues: Why customers are willing to pay a premium
Starbucks’ revenue mix is weighted in favor of beverages. This should come as no shock, considering the firm’s roots trace back to a single coffee shop at Pike’s Place Market in Seattle.
Starbucks Drove More Traffic to Its Stores in 3Q15
Why traffic increased in 3Q15 Starbucks has a strong loyalty program known as My Starbucks Rewards, or MSR, with 10.4 million active members. Membership increased 28% year-over-year in 3Q15. This program is built into Starbucks’s (SBUX) existing technology ecosystem, which is scalable. As the company expands its breadth of services and innovates ways to reward […]
Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s 3 key risks
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is exposed to three primary risks: price risk, interest rate risk, and currency risk.
Chipotle’s year-to-date return is in the red
As of February 6, Chipotle’s year-to-date returns were about -2%, compared to average returns of 1.7% on the S&P 500 Index.
McDonald’s Shares Rise 3% on 1Q15 Earnings Release
According to NASDAQ, McDonald’s shares closed at $97.84—up 3% from the previous day’s close. Share volume was also above-average.
Restaurant Industry Outlook On Capital Expenditures
Restaurants make capital expenditures for various reasons. They do it to open new stores, purchase new equipment, and remodel existing stores.
Must-know: Darden’s promo strategies for its 2 big restaurants
Darden Restaurants (DRI) will run its Never Ending Pasta Bowl for $9.99 campaign as part of its Brand Renaissance program during the fall to boost sales at Olive Garden. Olive Garden launched the unlimited pasta campaign in September, selling 1,000 passes for $100. The pass enables a pass holder to enjoy unlimited pasta, breadsticks, and soda for 49 days, according to Fox News.
How Is Dunkin’ Donuts Doing in Same-Store Sales Growth?
Overall same-store sales growth for Dunkin’ Donuts has been declining. The company had negative same-store sales growth in 2008 and 2009.
Chipotle Beats Analysts’ Q3 Expectations, Stock Falls
What to Watch for in Chipotle’s Q3 Earnings
Chipotle Opens 100th Chipotlane, Plans to Hire 10,000 More Employees
On Wednesday, Chipotle stock rose to a high of $1,135.66 before closing at 1,133.65. The stock rose 2.8% from the previous day’s closing price.
Will Chipotle’s Q2 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
So far this year, Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) has outperformed its peers and the broader equity markets. The company has delivered strong returns of 34.9%.
Why Did SunTrust Raise Its Target Price for Shake Shack?
On January 3, 2018, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey raised its 12-month target price for Shake Shack (SHAK) from $50.00 to $60.00 while maintaining its “buy” rating.
What to Expect for Yum! Brands’s Same-Store Sales Growth
Yum! Brands reported 1Q14 same-store sales growth of 3%, compared with 4% year-over-year. Sequentially, same-store sales growth improved from -2%.
71% Of Restaurant Operators Reported Positive Same-Store Sales
The NRA’s Current Situation Index for same-store sales stood at 105.2 in December 2014—compared to 103.5 in November.
What Drove Jack in the Box’s Earnings in 3Q16?
In the last five quarters, Jack in the Box has beaten analysts’ estimates four times.
E. Coli Incidents Have Likely Hurt Chipotle Most in 4Q15
In late October 2015, Chipotle was the subject of a significant food safety issue. Restaurants in Oregon and Washington were linked to an E. coli outbreak.
Can McDonald’s Same-Store Sales Turnaround Continue in 4Q15?
By focusing on product innovations, a value menu, and time-limited offerings, McDonald’s increased same-store sales in 3Q15 globally. Analysts expect this trend to continue in 4Q15 as well.
Why Shake Shack’s Analysts Expect Its Earnings to Rise
For 2Q17, analysts are expecting Shake Shack (SHAK) to post earnings per share of $0.16, which would be a growth of 14.3% over its EPS of $0.14 in 2Q16.
How Might 1Q16 Results Affect Chipotle’s PE Multiple?
In this article, we’ll use the PE (price-to-earnings) ratio due to its high visibility in Chipotle’s (CMG) earnings.
Chipotle’s bottom line grows 52% in 4Q14
Net income for Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) grew by 52% to $121.1 million year-over-year (or YoY) from $79 million in the corresponding quarter a year ago.
Why the Restaurant Performance Index is important
The Current Situations Index is based on indicators’ past trends—same-store sales, traffic, capital expenditure, and labor. It has been at levels above 100 since March 2014.
Chipotle’s Management Has Taken Initiatives to Buoy Its Image
Chipotle’s management has always been prompt and at times preemptive in fending off concerns that may hurt the company’s policy of “food with integrity.”
Current Same-Store Sales Rise For Restaurants
According to the NRA (National Restaurant Association), 72% of operators reported a gain in same-store sales over this period, and 11% reported a decline.
Chipotle Beats Analysts’ Expectations, Stock Falls
Yesterday, Chipotle Mexican Grill reported impressive second-quarter earnings. Driven by strong digital sales, the company posted revenue of $1.36 billion.
McDonald’s Supply Chain: A Must-Know for Investors
With over 38,000 restaurants, McDonald’s doesn’t make any of its products. Instead, it contracts with suppliers to meet its massive requirements.
Shake Shack Stock Falls after Disappointing Business Update
Today, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) provided a business update. The company reported that its total revenue for the second quarter was $91.8 million.
Chipotle Has Risen 160% from Its March Lows, Looking Ahead
Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) has bounced back strongly from its March lows by rising 168.8%. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $1145.63 on July 7.
Shake Shack Announces Expansion Plans in China, Stock Rises
Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) has big plans in China. The company announced that it will open 55 franchised restaurants in Mainland China by 2030.
Should You Keep Holding Chipotle Stock?
Recently, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) stock has performed exceptionally well. The stock jumped 125% from its March lows.
Are Bill Ackman’s Investment Strategies Successful?
In the first quarter of 2020, activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman made a windfall profit of $2 billion. He was short on the market in March 2020.
Is It Time for Investors to Sell Domino’s Pizza?
Domino’s Pizza could face completion from the entry of other big players, like Chipotle Mexican Grill and McDonald’s, into the delivery space.
Should You Avoid Shake Shack before Its Q1 Earnings?
As of April 30, Shake Shack was trading at $54.51. Despite the recent surge, the company is still trading 48.5% lower than its 52-week high of $105.84.
Chipotle Stock Rises Due to Strong Q1 Performance
Chipotle reported its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday after the market closed. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $3.08 on revenues of $1.41 billion.
Shake Shack to Return $10 Million Support Loan amid Criticism
Shake Shack stock rose during Monday’s trading session. The stock rose after the company announced that it will return the government support loan.
Why Jim Cramer Recommends a ‘Buy’ for Chipotle
Chipotle Mexico Grill (NYSE:CMG) will report its first-quarter earnings today after the market closes. Jim Cramer recommends a “buy” for the stock.
Will Chipotle Meet Analysts’ Q1 Expectations?
For the first quarter, analysts expect Chipotle to report revenue of $1.42 billion—growth of 8.9% from $1.31 billion in the first quarter of 2019.
Is There More Upside to Chipotle’s Stock Price?
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) stock fell to a low of $415 on March 15. Since then, the stock has increased by 69.7% to $704.3 as of April 7.
How’s Shake Shack Coping amid COVID-19?
So far this year, Shake Shack has lost 44.8% of its stock value. The company has underperformed its peers and the broader equity markets in 2020.
Chipotle’s CFO Is Confident despite COVID-19 Storm
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) is in the middle of the COVID-19 storm. However, CFO Jack Hartung is confident about weathering the storm.
Should You Consider Buying McDonald’s Right Now?
McDonald’s stock price is showing a sharp pullback. As of Wednesday, McDonald’s was trading at $162.98—a rise of 31.2% from March 18.
Has Shake Shack Reached Buying Levels for Investors?
Along with the global sell-off, the weak fourth-quarter sales and lower-than-expected 2020 guidance led to a fall in Shake Shack’s stock price.
Inside Scoop: Is McDonald’s a ‘Buy’ in March?
So far in 2020, McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) has outperformed its peers and the broader equity market. As of March 6, the stock has returned 0.6%.
Chipotle Stock Has Fallen, Expect a Rebound in 2020
Analysts expect Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) to report revenue of $6.32 billion in fiscal 2020—a rise of 13.2% from $5.59 billion in 2019.
Has Shake Shack Stock Bottomed Out?
As of Thursday, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) was trading at $61.67—a fall of 16.2% since it reported its fourth-quarter earnings.
What to Expect from Shake Shack’s Q4 Earnings
Shake Shack will report its fourth-quarter earnings on February 24. For the quarter, analysts expect the company’s revenue to rise in the double-digits.
What Drove Chipotle’s Earnings in Q4?
Yesterday, Chipotle reported its Q4 earnings after the market closed. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $2.86 on revenues of $1.44 billion.
What to Expect from Chipotle Mexican Grill in Q4
Chipotle will report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes on February 4. Analysts expect Chipotle to report revenue of $1.40 billion.
Is Ackman’s Pershing Square Riding on Berkshire’s Gains?
Founded by Bill Ackman, Pershing Square made a 58.1% profit last year. Between 2015 and 2018, Pershing Square posted negative returns.