Denny`s (DENN)

Denny's Corporation is the franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of December 30, 2020, Denny's had 1,650 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 146 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom.

Company profile

John Miller
Fiscal year end
Industry (SIC)
Former names
Denny's, Inc. • DFO, LLC • Denny's Realty, LLC • East Main Insurance Company ...
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DENN stock data

Analyst ratings and price targets

Last 3 months


2 Aug 22
12 Aug 22
28 Dec 22
Quarter (USD) Jun 22 Mar 22 Dec 21 Sep 21
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Annual (USD) Dec 21 Dec 20 Dec 19 Dec 18
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Cash burn rate (est.) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 1.36M 1.36M 1.36M 1.36M 1.36M 1.36M
Cash burn (monthly) 1.58M 793.5K (no burn) (no burn) (no burn) (no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 2.32M 1.17M n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining -956.65K 194.33K n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) -0.6 0.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
5 Aug 22 Lauderback Brenda J Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 9.7229 10,000 97.23K 5,421
4 Aug 22 Miller John C Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 8,844 0 8,844
13 Jun 22 Kelli Valade RSU Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 92,665 0 92,665
2 Jun 22 Wolfinger F Mark Deferred Stock Units Common Stock Grant Acquire A No No 0 10,027 0 10,027
13F holders Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 148 147 +0.7%
Opened positions 17 16 +6.3%
Closed positions 16 15 +6.7%
Increased positions 37 52 -28.8%
Reduced positions 63 52 +21.2%
13F shares Current Prev Q Change
Total value 892.01M 2.73B -67.3%
Total shares 61.47M 61.83M -0.6%
Total puts 51.7K 323K -84.0%
Total calls 47.8K 462.9K -89.7%
Total put/call ratio 1.1 0.7 +55.0%
Largest owners Shares Value Change
Franklin Mutual Advisers 7.43M $118.95M 0.0%
Allspring Global Investments 7.04M $100.74M +6.3%
BEN Franklin Resources 6.93M $99.24M -6.7%
Wellington Management 6.08M $86.97M -1.9%
BLK Blackrock 4.08M $58.39M -2.7%
Vanguard 3.19M $45.6M +0.8%
TROW T. Rowe Price 3.02M $43.2M +1.4%
Brown Advisory 2.28M $32.67M +5.0%
IVZ Invesco 2.19M $31.37M +1.4%
MCQEF Macquarie 1.7M $24.26M -0.2%
Largest transactions Shares Bought/sold Change
BEN Franklin Resources 6.93M -499.82K -6.7%
Allspring Global Investments 7.04M +414.47K +6.3%
Royce & Associates 1.21M -258.59K -17.7%
Chartwell Investment Partners 740.09K -212.77K -22.3%
Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership 0 -200.31K EXIT
Nuveen Asset Management 407.5K +199.93K +96.3%
Millennium Management 657.2K +178.6K +37.3%
Two Sigma Advisers 303.17K +160.1K +111.9%
Cooper Creek Partners Management 0 -154.08K EXIT
Wellington Management 6.08M -119K -1.9%

Financial report summary

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and could continue to disrupt our business, which could continue to have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations, liquidity and financial condition for an extended period of time.
  • The restaurant business is highly competitive, and if we are unable to compete effectively, our business will be adversely affected.
  • Our returns and profitability may be negatively impacted by a number of factors, including those described below.
  • The financial performance of our franchisees can negatively impact our business.
  • The locations of company and franchised restaurants may cease to be attractive as demographic patterns change.
  • Food safety and quality concerns may negatively impact our business and profitability.
  • Unfavorable publicity, or a failure to respond effectively to adverse publicity, could harm our brand’s reputation.
  • A decline in general economic conditions could adversely affect our financial results.
  • If we fail to recruit, develop and retain talented employees, our business could suffer.
  • Our growth strategy depends on our ability and that of our franchisees to open new restaurants. Delays or failures in opening new restaurants could adversely affect our planned growth and operating results.
  • Our brand’s expansion into international markets may present increased risks due to lower customer awareness of our brand, our unfamiliarity with those markets and other factors.
  • Litigation may adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • Existing and changing legal and regulatory requirements, as well as an increasing focus on environmental, social and governance issues, could adversely affect our brand, business, results of operations and financial condition.
  • If our internal controls are ineffective, we may not be able to accurately report our financial results or prevent fraud.
  • Changes to existing accounting rules or the questioning of current accounting practices may adversely affect our reported financial results.
  • Failure of computer systems, information technology, or the ability to provide a continuously secure network, or cyber attacks against our computer systems, could result in material harm to our reputation and business.
  • We rely on third parties for certain business processes and services. Failure or inability of such third-party vendors to perform subjects us to risks, including business disruption and increased costs.
  • Changes in the method used to determine LIBOR rates and the phasing out of LIBOR after 2021 may affect our financial results.
  • Our indebtedness could have an adverse effect on our financial condition and operations.
  • Many factors, including those over which we have no control, affect the trading price of our common stock.

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