Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fast-food giant McDonald's
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at McDonald's and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Oak Brook, Ill. (1948)|
|Market Cap||$89.6 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$25.5 billion|
|Management||CEO James Skinner (since 2004)
COO Donald Thompson (since 2010)
|Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)||17.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.94 billion / $12.05 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
A couple of months ago, bobbyabull listed several of McDonald's positives:
The only knock on this world famous American institution is that it's not a health food joint. That's not enough to offset their innovation, global presence, dividend and delicious product. ... The bottom line is that McDonald's is always busy and the stock yields 3%. This is an excellent long term, "sleep at night" staple for almost any portfolio.
Currently, McDonald's even trades at a P/E of 17.5. That represents a discount to other fast-food stocks like Starbucks (26.2), Yum! (21.2), and Chipotle Mexican Grill
CAPS member Vermilian elaborates on the bull case:
McDonald's will continue to operate one of the finest global restaurant plays available for investment. A great dividend stock for the long haul. One stock everyone should own. People have got to eat, and McDonalds continues to find new ways to reinvent itself and stay on the cutting edge. Loved worldwide.
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