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McDonald's Corporation (MCD)

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248.26 -1.07 (-0.43%)
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  • B
    I realized that the secret to making a million is saving for a better investment. I always tell myself you don't need that new maserati or that vacation just yet. That mindset helped me make more money investing. For example last year i invested 80k in stocks (with the help of my financial advisor of course) and made about 246k, but guess what? I put it all back and traded with him again and now I'm rounding up close to millions.
  • C
    Cassius King
    I always add more on dips and crashes, especially March 2020. I've never sold a single share of this stock.
  • d
    Went to the local McDonalds last night and used the drive thru. The manager told me over the speaker the store was closed because not enough employees showed up for work.... I'm in the burbs of Chicago, so there's millions of potential workers here, what's going on?
  • j
    Like I said, back to $160.
  • T
    Time to Lock in Profits
    Never Fight the fed....
    They are now draining liquidity out of the market...
  • I
    $^FTSE conversation
    DESPITE Major financial Failures from the US Companies (Apple, Amazon, Intel, Honeywell, IBM, Snap Scam), the US Government continues to PUMP the US Stock Prices Artificially.
    NASDAQ Composite Ponzi Scheme was 4800 in 2016 with much better fundamentals and better economy.
    How that Fraudulent NASDAQ Composite index got PUMPED from 4800 to 15000 in no time, Despite Collapsing Economy, Tanking Corporate Revenues, Record high corporate Loss, Record Number of Bankruptcies, Astronomical Record High Debt levels, increasing international competition for each $1 revenue, Skyrocketing Inflation, Spreading Pandemic, Political Polarization, Limited Real Resources and most importantly Insane Overvaluation in the US Stock Market?!!!
    Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) was 17,000 in 2016, with better economic fundamentals and higher corporate earnings. However, thanks to the Collapsing Economy, Coronavirus Pandemic, Tanking Corporate revenues and earnings, Skyrocketing unemployment, Trade Wars, Record INFLATION levels, and Heavy Stock Dilutions, Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) PONZI SCHEME has almost Doubled!
    S&P 500 (^GSPC) was at 1600.00 with better fundamentals and higher corporate earnings in 2016. Now it is sitting at ABSURD 4300.00 with TERRIBLE Fundamentals, Collapsing Economy, HEAVIER Corporate and National Debt and way lower corporate revenues and earnings!
    The World Economy is Collapsing, people are starving, but the US Government is too busy in printing money and PUMPING the Stock prices Artificially to make insiders trillionaire without working!
    ENJOY ABSURD COMPANY VALUATIONS, While the Economy is COLLAPSING and Corporate Revenues are TANKING!
    Enjoy Free Capital Gains in the US Stock Market while the Corporate Revenues are tanking and the Economy is Collapsing! US Stock Market is a “GET QUICK RICH” Scheme!
    The World Countries are refusing to accept the US Dollar as international reserve currency due to the HEAVY Dollar PRINTING!
    US Stocks are INSANELY OVERVALUED and OVERBOUGHT! US Stock Market is a MEGA PYRAMID SCHEME right now!!!

    The debt crisis in the US is similar to global warming — it is an incremental but enormous phenomenon that could trigger disaster at any given point.
    The debt crisis in the US is similar to global warming — it is an incremental but enormous phenomenon that could trigger disaster at any given point.
  • P
    $SHAK conversation
    I see many devoted fans here are confused by marketing and fraudulent "GROWTH" narrative and projections by insiders, management and buy-side WS analysts, while completely ignoring VALUATION and NUMBERS in general, and those posted quarter after quarter. They are confusing their feelings promoted by marketing ("lines out the door," "pay for quality," "growth" etc.) with ACTUAL NUMBERS - i.e., consistently LOWER "foot" traffic / SSS in existing older units, sharply lower A&Q revenue growth rates, steadily higher cost of inputs / expenses from leases to labor to staples / commodities to increase in debt and net liabilities, and documented history of incompetence - mismanaged product rollouts, R&D and strategies, stock and brand dilution, etc ... while its CEO sells massive amounts of stock and its founder / COB and largest individual shareholder is selling $10s of millions in stock and investing and lending his celebrity in other companies / competitors like Panera's SPAC-IPO.

    The REAL PRODUCT of this company is $SHAK stock and the REAL "MODEL" is pump-and-dump every quarter (make your bets / options accordingly) by unrealistic but optimistic narrative about the "future" by management and buy-side analysts. Not surprisingly, the new CFO was Goldman Sachs analyst who was the first to sharply raise PT to $95 after bad 2019Q2 quarter.

    You can argue the taste and "quality" all you want but you can't argue with SHAK's growing ever worse NUMBERS and its VALUATION - the word not surprisingly missing from most SHAK fans.

    Using P/S (8x) to compare with $MCD is silly - MCD is really a REIT / real estate company that mostly franchises and their Operating Margin (OM) is 15x-20x that of SHAK (and that's when SHAK's OM is not negative which is most of the time). For those who have problems understanding numbers - it means that MCD makes loads of money on their operations and SHAK doesn't, so to compare them on basis of P/S is like comparing apples to park benches. In other words, when MCD opens new units, it ACQUIRES ASSETS, when SHAK opens new units, it ACQUIRES LIABILITIES. Even with lower revenues since 2013, MCD kept lowering expenses to produce stable or slightly higher gross and operating profit.

    Even very overpriced (food and stock) Chipotle ($CMG) which has Gross Margin of about 50%-35% of SHAK and much lower revenue per unit, has OM of 2x-3x of SHAK's best OM-positive year because of lean operations and no need to "buy expensive high foot traffic", so CMG can grow organically while SHAK's AUV and sales per sqft keep going down.

    Negative CS and FCF, but always boasting about positive ADJUSTED EBITDA (mostly useless measure except for management and analysts that want to cover up the extent of "other" expenses - Enron and other frauds loved to use it in their reports and ECs while bleeding actual cash) even when EBIT is negative, which is one of the first signs of fraudulent enterprise.

    Reliance on very expensive, high-traffic areas and semi-affluent / mass-affluent or "while we are here let's splurge once for a very expensive burger and see if it's anywhere worth the price" so it's not surprising that 75%-80% of SHAK's first time visitors have "one and done" experience and never return - there are too many other restaurants including really "better" burgers - the "captive market" idea doesn't usually work long term.

    The idea that when SHAK stops opening the units it will suddenly start producing amazing profits is based on fundamental misunderstanding of its "model" and market economics and accounting - IN REALITY, they will just stop "growing" / "buying" revenue and will keep producing same losses because their operating margins are just too thin due to its "model" high built-in expenses (which will include even more service on the debt accumulated to build these units) and traffic even slower due to brand dilution and fresh "new new thing" competition - only insiders and WS will already suck all the money out of it and nobody is going to give them 500x P/E of imaginary "estimated next year profits".

    Some SHAK myths :
  • C
    Any employees here? I’m trying to figure out if front line workers (for lack of a more respectful phrase “minimum wage”) can take part in a share purchasing plan where MCD matches shares that employees buy? For franchised stores they keep directing me to inquire with the franchisee but I am wondering about corporate owned locations. Thank you.
  • J
    Buy and add MCD shares on dips. MCD is one of the best real estate investments, expanding globally, and spits out a sensible dividend.
  • R
    It’s all about the McDonalds App…love my free Filet O Fish
  • A
    when stocks move up and down 28%

    what good is a 2% dividend

    0.5% per quarter
  • T
    Time to Lock in Profits
    12 years of fed money printing have conditioned most to believe they found the golden goose and that stocks always go up and to always buy the dip..
    Yet it is proven that once the FED ACTUALLY begins to TIGHEN the money spigot
    the overpriced MARKET ALWAYS FALLS HUGE to fall to historical averages.
    In this case we are talking up to a 50% drop.. (MCD was 14.46 in 2008.... )
    WHAT is so HARD to UNDERSTAND about this ?
    The feds money printed has INFLATED the Markets for 12 years and now lack of the PRINTED money means DEFLATED MARKETS FOR MANY YEARS
    Move your STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS TO MONEY MARKETS YES TIME THE MARKETS as this has been the biggest one in WORLD HISTORY and upside is NIL downside is HUGE IMO with FED TIGHTENING !
    Beware another pump and dump.....
    And this is very concerning read it. Contrary to what the MSM is saying this doctor always wore a mask and was triple jabbed and he also suffered a lot with omnicron...
    "Triple-jabbed doctor says he caught omicron in London before virus was known to be in UK"
    Cardiologist says he fell ill days after attending conference with more than 1,200 other people
  • B
    Blank Check Equity LLC
    All McDonalds can do is go UP
  • j
    During and after Covid, McDonald’s lost a lot of veteran workers. They had to staff their restaurants quickly, but because their best managers had left, the new employees haven’t been trained well.

    It’s having a detrimental effects on service and quality.
  • T
    The Real Blake
    I turned to the MacDonald's page thinking about putting on a crash hedge, and then suddenly I got hungry.

    Mmmmm. Quarter Pounders.
  • l
    Mr. Wilkinson is even buying mcd shares.
  • R
    Kinda of wanted to get into this stock but I'm hearing about a rally on Reddit about boycotting McD's...
  • j
    $WBBA will be huge! The future of plant based burgers. Way back burgers is already a huge brand in the US. WBBA is the Asia extension. Just do the research. Check out U.S. locations and success in the link below:
    Wayback Burgers is about serving delicious and fresh, hand-made burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes, and delicious sides.
    Wayback Burgers is about serving delicious and fresh, hand-made burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes, and delicious sides.
  • J
    $270s cometh around the bend