Denny's Corporation Company Profile (NASDAQ:DENN)

About Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)

DennyDenny's Corporation (Denny's) operates a franchised full-service restaurant chain. The Company, through its subsidiary, Denny's, Inc., owns and operates the Denny's brand. As of December 28, 2016, the Denny's brand consisted of 1,733 franchised, licensed and Company-operated restaurants around the world, including 1,610 restaurants in the United States and 123 international locations. As of December 28, 2016, 1,564 of its restaurants were franchised or licensed and 169 were Company-operated. In addition to its breakfast-all-day items, Denny's offers a selection of lunch and dinner items, including burgers, sandwiches, salads and skillet entrees, along with an assortment of beverages, appetizers and desserts. The Company's Fit Fare menu helps its guests identify items suited to their dietary needs. Most Denny's restaurants offer special items for children and seniors. The Company has restaurant locations within travel centers, primarily with Pilot and Pilot Flying J Travel Centers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Restaurants & Bars
  • Sub-Industry: Restaurants
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:DENN
  • CUSIP: 24869P10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $810.8 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 67,175,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $11.93
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $11.95
  • 52 Week Range: $10.02 - $14.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.02
  • P/E Growth: 1.32
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $519.28 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.55
  • Book Value: ($1.17) per share
  • Price / Book: -10.26
  • EBIDTA: $91.98 million
  • Net Margins: 7.34%
  • Return on Equity: -60.77%
  • Return on Assets: 13.43%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: -3.27%
  • Current Ratio: 0.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.31%
  • Average Volume: 315,534 shs.
  • Beta: 0.58
  • Short Ratio: 9.65

Frequently Asked Questions for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)

What is Denny's Corporation's stock symbol?

Denny's Corporation trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DENN."

How were Denny's Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.01. The business earned $133.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $131.62 million. Denny's Corporation had a negative return on equity of 60.77% and a net margin of 7.34%. Denny's Corporation's quarterly revenue was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. View Denny's Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Denny's Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Denny's Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Denny's Corporation.

Where is Denny's Corporation's stock going? Where will Denny's Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

3 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Denny's Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $14.00. On average, they expect Denny's Corporation's stock price to reach $12.67 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Denny's Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Denny's Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Denny's Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Denny's Corp., formerly Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc., is one of the largest restaurant companies, operating moderately-priced restaurants: Denny's, Hardee's, Quincy's, El Pollo Loco, Coco's and Carrows. The company believes its restaurants benefit from the diversity of the restaurant concepts, the generally strong market positions and consumer recognition enjoyed by these chains, the benefits of a centralized support system for purchasing, menu development, human resources, management information systems, site selection, restaurant design and construction. " (9/21/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "The Wedbush View: We believe current 2017 consensus expectations are realistic, driven by expense control, opportunistic purchases of franchised units, and share repurchases. Recent meetings with CFO Mark Wolfinger, Sr. Director of Investor Relations & Financial Analysis Curt Nichols, and VP of Financial Planning and Analysis Robert Verostek increase our confidence in 0-2% annual SSS growth guidance. We model 0.6% for 2017. Incremental pricing taken in April should sustain menu pricing of around ~2% through the remainder of 2017." (6/6/2017)

Who are some of Denny's Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Denny's Corporation's key executives?

Denny's Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Debra L. Smithart-Oglesby, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • John C. Miller, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • F. Mark Wolfinger, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Director
  • Robert P. Verostek, Senior Vice President - Finance
  • Christopher D. Bode, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Michael Furlow, Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer
  • John W. Dillon, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Timothy E. Flemming, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer
  • Stephen C. Dunn, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Development Officer
  • Jill A. Van Pelt, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Who owns Denny's Corporation stock?

Denny's Corporation's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Wells Fargo & Company MN (7.68%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (5.88%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.73%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.73%), Lord Abbett & CO. LLC (2.29%) and State Street Corp (2.25%). Company insiders that own Denny's Corporation stock include Christopher D Bode, Debra Smithart-Oglesby, F Mark Wolfinger, Pelt Jill A Van, Stephen C Dunn and Timothy E Flemming. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Denny's Corporation.

Who sold Denny's Corporation stock? Who is selling Denny's Corporation stock?

Denny's Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Alliancebernstein L.P., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Prudential Financial Inc., Spark Investment Management LLC, First Trust Advisors LP and Chartwell Investment Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Denny's Corporation stock in the last year include Christopher D Bode, Debra Smithart-Oglesby, F Mark Wolfinger, Pelt Jill A Van, Stephen C Dunn and Timothy E Flemming. View Insider Buying and Selling for Denny's Corporation.

Who bought Denny's Corporation stock? Who is buying Denny's Corporation stock?

Denny's Corporation's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Susquehanna International Group LLP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Citadel Advisors LLC, NorthCoast Asset Management LLC and State Street Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Denny's Corporation.

How do I buy Denny's Corporation stock?

Shares of Denny's Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Denny's Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Denny's Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $12.01.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ DENN)
Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  121 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  106 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  227
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Denny's Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $12.67 (5.47% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/8/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
5/3/2017NomuraReiterated RatingHold$12.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017InstinetReiterated RatingNeutral$11.00 -> $12.00LowView Rating Details
5/5/2016StephensReiterated RatingOverweight$12.00N/AView Rating Details
11/4/2015Roth CapitalReiterated RatingHold$13.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Earnings by Quarter for Denny`s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ DENN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/30/2017$0.14N/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2017Q2 2017$0.15$0.14$131.62 million$133.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2017Q1 2017$0.13$0.12$128.55 million$127.91 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q4 2016$0.13$0.17$128.95 million$129.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2016Q3$0.13$0.13$127.97 million$128.39 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q2$0.13$0.13$125.78 million$124.32 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2016Q1$0.11$0.12$122.93 million$124.64 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q4$0.10$0.11$123.66 million$124.02 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q3$0.12$0.11$123.15 million$123.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2015Q215$0.12$0.11$120.28 million$123.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2015Q115$0.09$0.10$117.10 million$120.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q414$0.11$0.11$124.33 million$128.73 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2014Q314$0.09$0.10$115.40 million$117.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2014Q214$0.08$0.09$114.33 million$114.61 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2014Q114$0.07$0.07$112.97 million$111.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.08$0.08$116.16 million$114.26 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2013Q313$0.08$0.08$118.77 million$117.28 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.08$0.08$116.66 million$116.57 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.07$0.08$111.89 million$114.49 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/20/2013Q4 2012$0.07$0.07$112.80 million$115.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q312$0.09$0.06$120.60 million$120.95 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.07$0.05ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2012$0.06$0.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.08$0.94ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.10$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.09$0.08ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.07$0.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.08$0.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.58
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.60
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q2 20172$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q3 20172$0.14$0.15$0.15
Q4 20172$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q1 20181$0.13$0.13$0.13
Q2 20181$0.15$0.15$0.15
Q3 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
Q4 20181$0.16$0.16$0.16
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.42%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Denny`s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Denny`s Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/13/2017Stephen C DunnVPSell5,111$11.89$60,769.79View SEC Filing  
8/16/2017F Mark WolfingerEVPSell1,800$12.37$22,266.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Christopher D BodeCOOSell12,000$12.64$151,680.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2016Pelt Jill A VanVPSell9,200$12.68$116,656.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016Debra Smithart-OglesbyDirectorSell20,950$12.28$257,266.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2016Debra Smithart-OglesbyDirectorSell99,000$11.90$1,178,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016F Mark WolfingerEVPSell42,100$12.28$516,988.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2016Timothy E FlemmingVPSell15,300$11.43$174,879.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2016Debra Smithart-OglesbyDirectorSell2,281$11.50$26,231.50View SEC Filing  
6/17/2016Stephen C DunnVPSell12,500$10.81$135,125.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Pelt Jill A VanVPSell3,135$10.35$32,447.25View SEC Filing  
3/8/2016F Mark WolfingerCFOSell26,100$10.30$268,830.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Timothy E FlemmingVPSell7,700$10.31$79,387.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015Stephen C DunnVPSell4,225$11.27$47,615.75View SEC Filing  
3/18/2015Robert E MarksDirectorSell10,000$11.64$116,400.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Stephen C DunnVPSell4,514$10.00$45,140.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014Robert E MarksDirectorSell18,900$9.78$184,842.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Jay C GilmoreCAOSell17,866$9.17$163,831.22View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014F Mark WolfingerCFOSell20,000$8.90$178,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/31/2014F Mark WolfingerCFOSell20,000$8.60$172,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Timothy E FlemmingVPSell20,000$7.06$141,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Brenda J LauderbackDirectorSell18,900$6.82$128,898.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Stephen C DunnVPSell83,925$6.76$567,333.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Stephen C DunnVPSell84,275$6.91$582,340.25View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013Louis NeebDirectorSell18,900$7.49$141,561.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013F Mark WolfingerCFOSell100,000$6.05$605,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Jay GilmoreCAOSell23,133$6.08$140,648.64View SEC Filing  
8/8/2013Brenda LauderbackDirectorSell37,800$5.58$210,924.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013F Mark WolfingerCFOSell100,000$6.05$605,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
Latest Headlines for Denny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN)
DateHeadline logoDenny's Co. (DENN) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - September 21 at 9:32 PM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) Presents At CL King 15th Annual Best Ideas Conference - Slideshow - September 15 at 6:21 PM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) VP Sells $60,769.79 in Stock - September 14 at 11:56 PM logoDenny's responds to Twitter users who say its mascot looks like a 'turd' - September 14 at 6:39 PM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - September 12 at 10:04 PM logoDenny’s Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:DENN) : September 12, 2017 - September 12 at 4:33 AM logoDenny's Corporation to Present at CL King's 15th Annual Best Ideas ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - September 11 at 6:27 PM logoDenny’s Corporation to Present at CL King’s 15th Annual Best Ideas Conference on September 14, 2017 - September 11 at 6:27 PM logo5 Easy Ways To Get A Free (Or At Least Cheaper) Meal - Benzinga - September 10 at 10:19 PM logoDenny’s Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : DENN-US : September 8, 2017 - September 8 at 6:11 PM logoBiglari Holdings (BH) & Denny's Corporation (DENN) Head to Head Contrast - August 31 at 8:10 PM logoWorkday's (WDAY) CEO Aneel Bhusri on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 31 at 12:01 AM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) Lowered to "Strong Sell" at BidaskClub - August 26 at 6:02 PM logoRuby Tuesday (RT) and Denny's Corporation (DENN) Critical Survey - August 26 at 12:22 AM logoDenny’s Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : DENN-US : August 25, 2017 - August 25 at 7:24 PM logoIs Toyota Spending on NASCAR Paying Off? - August 21 at 5:30 PM logoWhich Chains Have Eclipse Deals and Promotions? - August 20 at 4:42 PM
News Icon12 chains and companies with special deals to celebrate the solar eclipse - August 19 at 5:01 PM logoInsider Selling: Denny's Corporation (DENN) EVP Sells 1,800 Shares of Stock - August 18 at 8:50 PM logoETFs with exposure to Denny’s Corp. : August 17, 2017 - August 17 at 7:03 PM logoDenny's Corporation's (NASDAQ:DENN) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Wedbush - August 8 at 7:00 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Denny's Corporation's Q4 2018 Earnings (DENN) - August 4 at 7:10 PM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research - August 3 at 9:10 PM logoDenny’s Corp. :DENN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 4:49 PM logoBrokers Offer Predictions for Denny's Corporation's FY2017 Earnings (DENN) - August 3 at 10:44 AM logoDenny’s Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DENN-US : August 2, 2017 - August 2 at 6:41 PM logoEdited Transcript of DENN earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT - August 2 at 4:36 AM logoDenny's (DENN) CEO John Miller on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 1 at 11:34 PM logoDenny's posts 2Q profit - August 1 at 11:33 PM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS - August 1 at 9:29 PM logoBRIEF-Denny's Corporation Q2 earnings per share $0.12 - August 1 at 6:31 PM logoDenny’s CEO John Miller Joins CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion - August 1 at 6:31 PM logoDenny's is feuding with 'Dawson's Creek' star James Van Der Beek, who's pretending to be a DJ on Twitter - August 1 at 6:31 PM logoDenny's Corporation (DENN) Given "Buy" Rating at Wedbush - July 30 at 8:38 AM logoSeacoast Banking Corporation of Florida's (SBCF) CEO Dennis Hudson on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 28 at 7:51 PM logoJobs Numbers Poised for Release Next Week - July 28 at 7:51 PM logoDenny's Corporation (NASDAQ:DENN) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday - July 25 at 7:50 AM logoDenny’s Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DENN-US : July 21, 2017 - July 21 at 7:35 PM logoLocal Denny's restaurant closes - July 20 at 7:55 PM logoDenny's Corporation Announces Timing of Second Quarter Results and Conference Call on August 1, 2017 - Nasdaq - July 19 at 5:23 AM logoDenny's Corporation Announces Timing of Second Quarter Results ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 17 at 12:10 PM logoDenny’s Corporation Announces Timing of Second Quarter Results and Conference Call on August 1, 2017 - July 17 at 12:10 PM logoDenny's just schooled IHOP with the ultimate Twitter comeback - July 13 at 7:08 PM logoShort seller Cohodes targets Canadian firm Exchange Income Corp - July 5 at 6:32 PM logoDenny’s Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:DENN) : July 5, 2017 - July 5 at 6:32 PM logoDenny’s Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : DENN-US : July 4, 2017 - July 5 at 12:39 AM logoEndeavour Mining Corporation: Endeavour Mining To Acquire Avnel to Further Strengthen its High-Quality Project Pipeline - June 28 at 10:41 PM logoUPDATE 5-Sears Canada to close stores, cut jobs in restructuring - June 22 at 5:08 PM logoDenny's (DENN) Presents At Annual Oppenheimer Consumer Conference - Slideshow - June 22 at 5:08 PM logoUPDATE 2-Sears Canada says it seeks creditor protection to pursue restructuring - June 22 at 10:29 AM



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