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Restaurant Brands International Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Restaurant Brands International shares (QSR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Restaurant Brands International employs 6,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Restaurant Brands International

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Restaurant Brands International. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: QSR. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Restaurant Brands International reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$57.48, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Restaurant Brands International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Restaurant Brands International. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Restaurant Brands International's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Restaurant Brands International's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$57.48, which is 12.74% down on its pre-crash value of USD$65.87 and 129.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$25.08.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Restaurant Brands International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$533.96 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$946.12.

Restaurant Brands International share price

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Restaurant Brands International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-15.
Latest market closeUSD$57.48
52-week rangeUSD$25.08 - USD$69.86
50-day moving average USD$56.6754
200-day moving average USD$53.3278
Wall St. target priceUSD$70.5
PE ratio 28.1502
Dividend yield USD$2.08 (3.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.115

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Is it a good time to buy Restaurant Brands International stock?

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Restaurant Brands International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $57.48 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) 0.70%
1 month (2020-09-29) 0.19%
3 months (2020-07-29) 1.05%
6 months (2020-04-29) 12.46%
1 year (2019-10-29) -11.38%
2 years (2018-10-29) 7.92%
3 years (2017-10-27) -11.77%
5 years (2015-10-29) 40.33%

Is Restaurant Brands International under- or over-valued?

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

Restaurant Brands International's P/E ratio

Restaurant Brands International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Restaurant Brands International shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Restaurant Brands International's PEG ratio

Restaurant Brands International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.69. 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 Restaurant Brands International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Restaurant Brands International's EBITDA

Restaurant Brands International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Restaurant Brands International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Restaurant Brands International financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.7%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.02%
Return on equity TTM 25.5%
Profit margin 11.82%
Book value $7.551
Market capitalisation USD$17.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Restaurant Brands International shares

There are currently 10.2 million Restaurant Brands International shares held short by investors – that's known as Restaurant Brands International's "short interest". This figure is 4% down from 10.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Restaurant Brands International shares can be evaluated.

Restaurant Brands International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Restaurant Brands International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Restaurant Brands International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Restaurant Brands International shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). Restaurant Brands International's SIR currently stands at 5.04. In other words for every 100,000 Restaurant Brands International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5040 shares are currently held short.

However Restaurant Brands International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Restaurant Brands International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Restaurant Brands International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Restaurant Brands International's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Restaurant Brands International shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0346% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Restaurant Brands International shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Restaurant Brands International.

Find out more about how you can short Restaurant Brands International stock.

Restaurant Brands International's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Restaurant Brands International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Restaurant Brands International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Restaurant Brands International's overall score of 24 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Restaurant Brands International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Restaurant Brands International's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.97/100

Restaurant Brands International's environmental score of 4.97 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Restaurant Brands International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Restaurant Brands International's social score

Social score: 10.09/100

Restaurant Brands International's social score of 10.09 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Restaurant Brands International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Restaurant Brands International's governance score

Governance score: 6.95/100

Restaurant Brands International's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Restaurant Brands International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Restaurant Brands International's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Restaurant Brands International scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Restaurant Brands International has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Restaurant Brands International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 24
Total ESG percentile 34.3
Environmental score 4.97
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.09
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.95
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Restaurant Brands International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 90.35% of net profits

Recently Restaurant Brands International has paid out, on average, around 90.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Restaurant Brands International shareholders could enjoy a 3.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Restaurant Brands International's case, that would currently equate to about $2.08 per share.

Restaurant Brands International's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Restaurant Brands International's most recent dividend payout was on 2 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Restaurant Brands International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Restaurant Brands International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.08 up to $69.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QSR.US volatility(beta: 1.21)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 Restaurant Brands International's is 1.2101. This would suggest that Restaurant Brands International's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Restaurant Brands International overview

Restaurant Brands International Inc. owns, operates, and franchises quick service restaurants under the Tim Hortons (TH), Burger King (BK), and Popeyes (PLK) brand names. The company operates through three segments: TH, BK, and PLK. Its restaurants offer blend coffee, tea, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, donuts, Timbits, bagels, muffins, cookies and pastries, grilled paninis, classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, french fries, soft drinks, chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other seafood, red beans and rice, and other food items. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned or franchised a total of 4,932 TH restaurants, 18,838 BK restaurants, and 3,316 PLK restaurants in approximately 100 countries worldwide and U.S. territories. Restaurant Brands International Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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