Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description-A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.

- Corporate strategy-Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.

- SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.

- Company history-Progression of key events associated with the company.

- Major products and services-A list of major products, services and brands of the company.

- Key competitors-A list of key competitors to the company.

- Key employees-A list of the key executives of the company.

- Executive biographies-A brief summary of the executives' employment history.

- Key operational heads-A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.

- Important locations and subsidiaries-A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.

- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years-The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.

- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods-The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden) is a full-service restaurant company. The company operates restaurants under various brand names such as Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House and Seasons 52. Darden also operates restaurants through joint ventures and franchises. Its restaurants provide a range of food and dining options to customers. Its menu offerings include Italian, Caribbean, and other continental food such as appetizers, salads, breadsticks, desserts, soups, wines, gluten-free, non-alcoholic drinks, steaks, sea food and beef. The company operates restaurants in the US, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and Malaysia. Darden is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the US.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Key Recent Developments

Jun 21,2018: Darden Restaurants Inc. posts Q4 Results

Mar 23,2018: Darden Restaurants posts financial results for Q3 ended February 25, 2018

Jan 22,2018: Darden Restaurants names as Dave George as executive vice president and COO

Dec 19,2017: Darden Restaurants reports fiscal 2018 second quarter results

Sep 26,2017: Darden Restaurants reports Q1 fiscal 2018 results

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Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies' strategic, financial and operational performance.

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Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 3

List of Tables 5

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Key Facts 6

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Key Employees 7

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Key Employee Biographies 8

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Major Products and Services 10

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-History 11

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Company Statement 13

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Locations And Subsidiaries 16

Head Office 16

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 16

Section 2-Company Analysis 17

Company Overview 17

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Business Description 18

Business Segment: Fine Dining 18

Overview 18

Performance 18

Key Stats 18

Business Segment: LongHorn Steakhouse 18

Overview 18

Performance 18

Key Stats 18

Business Segment: Olive Garden 18

Overview 18

Performance 19

Key Stats 19

Business Segment: Other 19

Overview 19

Performance 19

Key Stats 19

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Corporate Strategy 20

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-SWOT Analysis 21

SWOT Analysis-Overview 21

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Strengths 21

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Weaknesses 22

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Opportunities 23

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Threats 24

Darden Restaurants, Inc.-Key Competitors 25

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 26

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 26

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 27

Performance Chart 30

Financial Performance 30

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 31

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 32

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 33

Dec 19, 2017: Darden Restaurants reports fiscal 2018 second quarter results 33

Sep 26, 2017: Darden Restaurants reports Q1 fiscal 2018 results 34

Jun 29, 2017: Darden Restaurants reports fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year results 35

Jun 27, 2017: Darden Restaurants reports Q4 fiscal and full year 2017 results 36

Mar 29, 2017: Darden Restaurants reports Q3 fiscal results 37

Mar 27, 2017: Darden Restaurants reports higher net earnings for Q3, provides outlook for fiscal 2017 38

Section 5-Appendix 39

Methodology 39

Ratio Definitions 39

About GlobalData 43

Contact Us 43

Disclaimer 43

List of Figures

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Performance Chart (2014-2018) 30

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Ratio Charts 32

List of Tables

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Key Facts 6

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Key Employees 7

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Key Employee Biographies 8

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Major Products and Services 10

Darden Restaurants, Inc., History 11

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Subsidiaries 16

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Key Competitors 25

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Ratios based on current share price 26

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Annual Ratios 27

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...1) 28

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Annual Ratios (Cont...2) 29

Darden Restaurants, Inc., Interim Ratios 31

Currency Codes 39

Capital Market Ratios 39

Equity Ratios 40

Profitability Ratios 40

Cost Ratios 41

Liquidity Ratios 41

Leverage Ratios 42

Efficiency Ratios 42

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