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How to buy The Cheesecake Factory stock

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The Cheesecake Factory is a restaurants business based in the US. The Cheesecake Factory shares (CAKE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Cheesecake Factory employs 45,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.2 billion.

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The Cheesecake Factory stock price (NASDAQ: CAKE)

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The Cheesecake Factory shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$31.42
52-week range$25.82 - $48.62
50-day moving average $31.11
200-day moving average $34.20
Wall St. target price$34.19
PE ratio 18.0741
Dividend yield $0.27 (3.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.62

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Is it a good time to buy The Cheesecake Factory stock?

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The Cheesecake Factory price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $31.42 from 2022-10-04

1 week (2022-09-28) 3.19%
1 month (2022-09-01) N/A
3 months (2022-07-01) 13.39%
6 months (2022-04-05) -17.94%
1 year (2021-10-05) -32.62%
2 years (2020-10-05) 6.44%
3 years (2019-10-04) 39.64
5 years (2017-10-05) 41.35

Is The Cheesecake Factory stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

The Cheesecake Factory's P/E ratio

The Cheesecake Factory's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, The Cheesecake Factory shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Cheesecake Factory's PEG ratio

The Cheesecake Factory's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9965. 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 The Cheesecake Factory's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Cheesecake Factory's EBITDA

The Cheesecake Factory's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $209.3 million.

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

The Cheesecake Factory financials

Revenue TTM $3.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.83%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.75%
Return on equity TTM 25.87%
Profit margin 2.65%
Book value $6.90
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Cheesecake Factory share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.77% of net profits

Recently The Cheesecake Factory has paid out, on average, around 24.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Cheesecake Factory shareholders could enjoy a 3.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Cheesecake Factory's case, that would currently equate to about $0.27 per share.

While The Cheesecake Factory's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Cheesecake Factory is investing more in its future growth.

The Cheesecake Factory's most recent dividend payout was on 23 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Cheesecake Factory's shares ever split?

The Cheesecake Factory's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 9 December 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Cheesecake Factory shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Cheesecake Factory shares which in turn could have impacted The Cheesecake Factory's share price.

The Cheesecake Factory share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Cheesecake Factory's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.823 up to $48.6197. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CAKE.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while The Cheesecake Factory's is 1.4183. This would suggest that The Cheesecake Factory's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Cheesecake Factory overview

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates restaurants. It operates two bakeries that produces cheesecakes and other baked products for its restaurants, international licensees, third-party bakery customers, external foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. The company owns and operates 306 restaurants throughout the United States and Canada under brands, including 208 The Cheesecake Factory and 29 North Italia; and a collection of Fox Restaurant Concepts, as well as 29 The Cheesecake Factory restaurants under licensing agreements internationally. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The Cheesecake Factory is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.048% of The Cheesecake Factory shares are held by insiders and 87.474% by institutions.
How many people work for The Cheesecake Factory?
Latest data suggests 45,800 work at The Cheesecake Factory.
When does the fiscal year end for The Cheesecake Factory?
The Cheesecake Factory's fiscal year ends in January.
Where is The Cheesecake Factory based?
The Cheesecake Factory's address is: 26901 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, CA, United States, 91301
What is The Cheesecake Factory's ISIN number?
The Cheesecake Factory's international securities identification number is: US1630721017
What is The Cheesecake Factory's CUSIP number?
The Cheesecake Factory's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 163072101

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