McDonald's Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1955

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Public

  • Employees
  • 150,000


  • Stock Symbol
  • MCD

Stock Symbol

  • Investments
  • 19

  • Share Price
  • $272.38
  • (As of Friday Closing)

McDonald's General Information


McDonald's is the largest restaurant owner-operator in the world, with 2023 system sales of $130 billion across nearly than 42,000 stores and 115 markets. McDonald's pioneered the franchise model, building its footprint through partnerships with independent restaurant franchisees and master franchise partners around the globe. The firm earns roughly 60% of its revenue from franchise royalty fees and lease payments, with most of the remainder coming from company-operated stores across its three core segments: the United States, internationally operated markets, and international developmental/licensed markets.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
McDonald's System
Ownership Status
Publicly Held
Financing Status
Primary Industry
Restaurants and Bars
Other Industries
Internet Retail
Food Products
Stock Exchange
Corporate Office
  • 110 North Carpenter Street
  • Chicago, IL 60607
  • United States
+1 (630) 000-0000

McDonald's Timeline

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McDonald's Stock Performance

(As of Friday Closing)

Stock Price Previous Close 52 wk Range Market Cap Shares Average Volume EPS
$272.38 $273.51 $245.73 - $302.39 $196B 721M 3.3M $11.84

McDonald's Financials Summary

In Thousands,
TTM 31-Mar-2024 FY 2023 31-Dec-2023 FY 2022 31-Dec-2022 FY 2021 31-Dec-2021
EV 252,094,217 261,324,765 237,475,268 244,824,382
Revenue 25,764,900 25,493,700 23,182,600 23,222,900
EBITDA 13,869,900 13,675,200 10,859,000 12,172,800
Net Income 8,595,500 8,468,800 6,177,400 7,545,200
Total Assets 53,513,000 56,146,800 50,435,600 53,854,300
Total Debt 50,881,000 53,091,100 48,699,000 49,349,100
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McDonald's Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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McDonald's Comparisons

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McDonald's Competitors (9)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Papa John's International Private Equity-Backed Louisville, KY 00000 00000 000000000 00 00000
Domino's Pizza Formerly PE-Backed Ann Arbor, MI 00000 00000 000000000 00000
Yum! Brands Corporation Louisville, KY 00000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
Starbucks Formerly VC-backed Seattle, WA 000000 000.00 000000 - 000 000.00
Domino's Pizza Group Corporation Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 0000 00000000
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McDonald's Patents

McDonald's Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
ES-2748131-T3 Device and procedure for cooking food on a grill Active 04-Oct-2005 00000000000
CA-2591943-A1 Method and apparatus for making a sandwich Inactive 21-Dec-2004 000000000
EP-1838155-A2 Method and apparatus for making a sandwich Inactive 21-Dec-2004 000000000
EP-1838156-A2 Method and apparatus for making a sandwich Inactive 21-Dec-2004 000000000
CA-2591451-A1 Method and apparatus for making a sandwich Inactive 21-Dec-2004 B65D5/667
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McDonald's Executive Team (60)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Christopher Kempczinski President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Jo Sempels President & Senior Vice President
Ian Borden Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Catherine Hoovel Chief Accounting Officer, Accounting & Controller, Finance
Tariq Hassan Chief Marketing, Digital and Customer Experience Officer, McDonald's USA
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McDonald's Board Members (18)

Name Representing Role Since
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McDonald's Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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McDonald's Investments & Acquisitions (19)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Alonyal 04-Apr-2024 0000000000 Restaurants and Bars 00 000000
McDonald's China 30-Jan-2024 000000000 00.00 Restaurants and Bars
Caspers Company 11-Jul-2022 0000000000 Restaurants and Bars 000000000
Lillian Augusta 20-Oct-2020 00000 0000 Personal Products
McDonald (4 Restaurants in Detroit) 01-Apr-2020 Corporate Asset Purchase Buildings and Property
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McDonald's Subsidiaries (4)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
McDonald's Franchisee 401(k) Plan Corporate Pension Wenatchee, WA 2004
HanGook McDonald's Restaurants and Bars Seoul, South Korea 0000
Caspers Company Restaurants and Bars Tampa, FL 0000
McDonald's Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Oakbrook Terrace, IL
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McDonald's ESG

Risk Overview

Risk Rating

Updated April, 27, 2024

26.58 | Med Risk

Risk Scale

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Management is related to actions taken to manage ESG issues


Peers Analysis

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McDonald's Exits (8)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Apprente 01-Oct-2019 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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Dynamic Yield 24-Apr-2019 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
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ConnXus 21-May-2018 00000 00000 00 000 Completed
  • 7 buyers
Pret A Manger 31-Jan-2001 000000000 000.00 Completed
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Savista 19-Sep-2000 Platform Creation Completed
  • 2 buyers
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McDonald's FAQs

  • When was McDonald's founded?

    McDonald's was founded in 1955.

  • Who is the CEO of McDonald's?

    Christopher Kempczinski is the CEO of McDonald's.

  • Where is McDonald's headquartered?

    McDonald's is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

  • What is the size of McDonald's?

    McDonald's has 150,000 total employees.

  • What industry is McDonald's in?

    McDonald's’s primary industry is Restaurants and Bars.

  • Is McDonald's a private or public company?

    McDonald's is a Public company.

  • What is McDonald's’s stock symbol?

    The ticker symbol for McDonald's is MCD.

  • What is the current stock price of McDonald's?

    As of 17-May-2024 the stock price of McDonald's is $272.38.

  • What is the current market cap of McDonald's?

    The current market capitalization of McDonald's is $196B.

  • What is McDonald's’s current revenue?

    The trailing twelve month revenue for McDonald's is $25.8B.

  • Who are McDonald's’s competitors?

    Papa John's International, Domino's Pizza, Yum! Brands, Starbucks, and Domino's Pizza Group are some of the 9 competitors of McDonald's.

  • What is McDonald's’s annual earnings per share (EPS)?

    McDonald's’s EPS for 12 months was $11.84.

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