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How to buy McDonalds Corporation (MCD) stocks in Canada

McDonalds Corporation stock has moved 1.79% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in McDonalds Corporation stock.

McDonalds Corporation is a restaurants business based in the US. McDonalds Corporation stocks (MCD.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $229 – a decrease of 4.54% over the previous week. McDonalds Corporation employs 100,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23.8 billion.

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McDonalds Corporation stock price (NYSE:MCD)

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McDonalds Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-22.
Latest market close$233.91
52-week range$217.68 - $269.65
50-day moving average $245.10
200-day moving average $248.12
Wall St. target price$280.57
PE ratio 24.6871
Dividend yield $5.34 (2.36%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.48

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Is it a good time to buy McDonalds Corporation stock?

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McDonalds Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $233.91 from 2022-05-20

1 week (2022-05-13) -4.54%
1 month (2022-04-22) -6.50%
3 months (2022-02-22) -7.44%
6 months (2021-11-22) -7.72%
1 year (2021-05-21) 1.15%
2 years (2020-05-22) 26.84%
3 years (2019-05-22) 16.98%
5 years (2017-05-22) 57.84%

Is McDonalds Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

McDonalds Corporation's P/E ratio

McDonalds Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, McDonalds Corporation shares trade at around 25x 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.

McDonalds Corporation's PEG ratio

McDonalds Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5243. 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 McDonalds Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

McDonalds Corporation's EBITDA

McDonalds Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12 billion.

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

McDonalds Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $23.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 42.69%
Gross profit TTM $12.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.43%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 29.93%
Book value $-8.97
Market capitalisation $173 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

McDonalds Corporation'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 McDonalds Corporation.

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

McDonalds Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.47

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and McDonalds Corporation's overall score of 22.47 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like McDonalds Corporation 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.).

McDonalds Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.17/100

McDonalds Corporation's environmental score of 2.17 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McDonalds Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

McDonalds Corporation's social score

Social score: 14.15/100

McDonalds Corporation's social score of 14.15 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that McDonalds Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

McDonalds Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.15/100

McDonalds Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that McDonalds Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

McDonalds Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. McDonalds Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that McDonalds Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

McDonalds Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 55.39% of net profits

Recently McDonalds Corporation has paid out, on average, around 55.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McDonalds Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McDonalds Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $5.34 per share.

McDonalds Corporation'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.

McDonalds Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have McDonalds Corporation's shares ever split?

McDonalds Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 March 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your McDonalds Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for McDonalds Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted McDonalds Corporation's share price.

McDonalds Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, McDonalds Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $217.68 up to $269.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MCD.US volatility(beta: 0.57)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 McDonalds Corporation's is 0.5696. This would suggest that McDonalds Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

McDonalds Corporation overview

McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches and nuggets, wraps, fries, salads, oatmeal, shakes, desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, bakery items, soft drinks, coffee, and beverages and other beverages, as well as breakfast menu, including biscuit and bagel sandwiches, breakfast burritos, hotcakes, and other sandwiches. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated 40,031 restaurants. McDonald's Corporation was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. .

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