Darden Restaurant Financial Statements and Financial Ratios Analyzed from 2014 to 2018

 “Darden Restaurant Inc. 2018 Company Analysis… For Beginners: Financial Statements and Financial Ratios: Defined, Discussed, and Analyzed for 5 Years” was written by, Paul Borosky, MBA. and owner of Quality Business Plan.  In this book, the author selected Darden's 2018 10k, Darden's 2017 10k annual report, Darden's 2016 10k annual report, Darden's 2015 10k annual report, and Darden's 2014 10k annual report as the basis for information gathering.  Once all Darden's 10k annual statements were collected, the author then inserted Darden's s income statement information and Darden's balance sheet information into a customized financial template. 

In this template, various graphs and charts were generated showing changes to Darden's revenues, profits, and other financial statement changes.  With this complete, a brief analysis was done for each of Darden's important financial statement line items.  Further, in the book, we also supply financial ratios for Darden for the last five years.  Each financial ratio has a formula supplied.  This allows you to better understand how the calculations were performed.  On a final note, for each financial statement line item and financial ratio, we offer a brief analysis of the company’s trends and what the changes mean in relations to the financial statements and financial ratios.

Darden Restaurant: Brief Summary

Darden Restaurant’s headquarters in located at 1000 Darden Center Drive in Orlando, FL.  The company competes in the restaurant industry.  Currently, the firm employs over 180,000 individuals.  Popular brands Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, and Bahama Breeze.

Darden currently has a market capitalization of approximately 14.07 billion.  The firm’s beta is .76.  This indicates that the company is less risky as compared to the overall market.  Their profit margin is slightly over 8%.  This is well above industry average.  Mena holders of the company’s stock include institutions, 93% and company employees, .19%.

As for their executive team, their CEO is Eugene Lee. Senior vice president and chief finance officer is Ricardo Cardenas.  Finally, Matthew Broad is their General Counsel.

Section 1: Darden Inc. Income Statement Analyzed 2014 to 2018

In this section, I walk through a broad definition as to what an income statement is and why it is important.  From this, I then discuss each of Darden's important income statement line items, such as revenues, gross profits, etc. in detail.  After each line item is defined and discussed, I then offer an analysis of Darden’s income statement line item from 2014 to 2018, in most cases.

Section 2: Darden Inc. Balance Sheet Analyzed from 2014 to 2018

For Darden Restaurant Inc. balance sheet, I again go through each important line item from the balance sheet.  In reviewing each line item, I will define the Darden's balance sheet line item, such as cash, property, plant and equipment, and liabilities between 2014 to 2018.  Next, I then offer an analysis of Darden's balance sheet line item.

Section 3: Darden Inc. Financial Ratios Analyzed from 2014 to 2018

For this section, I have chosen about 16 different financial ratios to review for Darden Restaurant Inc from 2014 to 2018.  In reviewing each of Darden's financial ratios, I first start with defining the financial ratio.  Next, I supply the financial formula for calculating the specific ratio.  Finally, I offer a brief analysis of Darden's Financial ratio.  Ratios calculated and analyzed for the last five years include:

  • Darden Restaurant's current ratio for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's quick ratio for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's cash ratio for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's total asset turnover for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's fixed asset turnover for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's Days Sales Outstanding for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's Inventory Turnover for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant'sAccounts Receivable Turnover for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's accounts payable turnover for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's return on assets (ROA) for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's return on equity (ROE) for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's profit margin for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's gross profit margin for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's operating profit margin for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's long-term debt ratio for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's debt to equity ratio for 2014 to 2018
  • Darden Restaurant's times interest earned for 2014 to 2018

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