Arcos Dorados Holdings (NYSE: ARCO) and (NASDAQ:YUMC) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.


This table compares Arcos Dorados Holdings and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arcos Dorados Holdings 2.51% 20.04% 5.19%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Arcos Dorados Holdings and , as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arcos Dorados Holdings 0 0 3 0 3.00
0 0 0 0 N/A

Arcos Dorados Holdings presently has a consensus price target of $10.87, indicating a potential upside of 7.59%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Arcos Dorados Holdings and ‘s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arcos Dorados Holdings $2.93 billion 0.73 $78.81 million $0.38 26.58

Arcos Dorados Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than .

Institutional & Insider Ownership

37.1% of Arcos Dorados Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


Arcos Dorados Holdings beats on 6 of the 6 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Arcos Dorados Holdings

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. is a McDonald’s franchisee. The Company operates or franchises over 2,140 McDonald’s-branded restaurants. It divides its operations into four geographical divisions: Brazil; the Caribbean division, consisting of Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States Virgin Islands of Saint Croix and Saint Thomas, and Venezuela; the North Latin America division (NOLAD), consisting of Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama, and the South Latin America division (SLAD), consisting of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay. Its menus feature over three tiers of products: entry-level options, such as its Big Pleasures, Small Prices offerings and Almuerzos Colombianos (Colombian Lunches) in Colombia; core menu options, such as the Big Mac, Happy Meal and Quarter Pounder, and premium options, such as Big Tasty or Angus premium hamburgers and chicken sandwiches and low-calorie or low-sodium products.

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