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How to buy Arcos Dorados stock

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Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Arcos Dorados shares (ARCO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Arcos Dorados share price

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Arcos Dorados shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$2.99 - $5.75
50-day moving average $5.18
200-day moving average $4.99
Wall St. target price$6.62
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.05 (0.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.07

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Is it a good time to buy Arcos Dorados stock?

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Is Arcos Dorados under- or over-valued?

Valuing Arcos Dorados stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Arcos Dorados's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Arcos Dorados's PEG ratio

Arcos Dorados's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.15. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Arcos Dorados's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Arcos Dorados's EBITDA

Arcos Dorados's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $67.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Arcos Dorados's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Arcos Dorados financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Gross profit TTM $113.8 million
Return on assets TTM -1.53%
Return on equity TTM -48.22%
Profit margin -7.53%
Book value $0.95
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Arcos Dorados shares

There are currently 2.4 million Arcos Dorados shares held short by investors – that's known as Arcos Dorados's "short interest". This figure is 113.4% up from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Arcos Dorados shares can be evaluated.

Arcos Dorados's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Arcos Dorados's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Arcos Dorados shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Arcos Dorados shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Arcos Dorados's SIR currently stands at 2.21. In other words for every 100,000 Arcos Dorados shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2210 shares are currently held short.

However Arcos Dorados's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Arcos Dorados shares, or, against the total number of tradable Arcos Dorados shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Arcos Dorados's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Arcos Dorados shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0203% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Arcos Dorados shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Arcos Dorados.

Find out more about how you can short Arcos Dorados stock.

Arcos Dorados share dividends

We're not expecting Arcos Dorados to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Arcos Dorados's shares ever split?

Arcos Dorados's shares were split on a 76:75 basis on 30 July 2020. So if you had owned 75 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 76 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Arcos Dorados shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Arcos Dorados shares which in turn could have impacted Arcos Dorados's share price.

Arcos Dorados share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Arcos Dorados's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.9934 up to $5.745. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARCO.US volatility(beta: 1.38)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Arcos Dorados's is 1.3833. This would suggest that Arcos Dorados's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Arcos Dorados overview

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. operates as a franchisee of McDonald's restaurants. It has the exclusive right to own, operate, and grant franchises of McDonald's restaurants in 20 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, the U. S. Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, and Venezuela.

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