McDonald's Corporation is an international chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, which operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants worldwide. The Company's restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menu. Its menu also includes salads, fish, wraps, smoothies, and seasoned fries.

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TypePublic
HQOak Brook, US
Founded1955
Size (employees)235,000 (est)
Websitemcdonalds.com
McDonald's was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Oak Brook, US
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Key People/Management at McDonald's

Steve Easterbrook

Steve Easterbrook

President and Chief Executive Officer
Francesca DeBiase

Francesca DeBiase

Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer
David Fairhurst

David Fairhurst

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Robert Gibbs

Robert Gibbs

Chief Communications Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations
Jerry Krulewitch

Jerry Krulewitch

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Silvia Lagnado

Silvia Lagnado

Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer
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McDonald's Office Locations

McDonald's has offices in Oak Brook, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco and in 44 other locations
Chicago, US (HQ)
110 North Carpenter Street
Oak Brook, US (HQ)
2915 Jorie Blvd
Brunn am Gebirge, AT
Campus 21 Liebermannstrasse, A01601
Bakı, AZ
Neftçilər Prospekti
Machelen, BE
12 De Kleetlaan
Toronto, CA
1 McDonald’s Place
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McDonald's Financials and Metrics

McDonald's Revenue

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McDonald's's revenue was reported to be $22.82 b in FY, 2017 which is a 7.3% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Market capitalization (17-Jan-2019)

139.6b

Closing stock price (17-Jan-2019)

181.1
McDonald's's current market capitalization is $139.6 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

28.1b27.4b25.4b24.6b22.8b

Revenue growth, %

(2%)(7%)(3%)(7%)

Cost of goods sold

17.2b17.0b15.6b14.4b12.2b

Gross profit

10.9b10.5b9.8b10.2b10.6b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018

Revenue

6.7b7.2b7.0b6.0b6.5b6.6b5.9b6.3b6.4b5.7b6.0b5.8b5.1b

Cost of goods sold

4.2b4.4b4.3b3.8b4.0b4.0b2.3b3.7b3.7b3.2b3.3b2.9b2.6b

Gross profit

2.5b2.8b2.7b2.2b2.5b2.6b3.6b2.6b2.7b2.4b2.7b2.8b2.5b

Gross profit Margin, %

38%39%38%37%38%39%61%41%43%43%45%49%49%
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

2.8b2.1b7.7b1.2b2.5b

Accounts Receivable

1.3b1.2b1.3b1.5b2.0b

Prepaid Expenses

807.9m783.2m558.7m565.2m828.4m

Inventories

123.7m783.2m100.1m58.9m58.8m
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

2.7b3.7b2.8b1.6b4.0b2.5b3.3b3.1b2.3b2.4b2.4b2.7b2.5b

Accounts Receivable

1.2b1.3b1.2b1.1b1.2b1.1b1.2b1.3b1.3b1.3b1.5b1.6b2.0b

Prepaid Expenses

756.6m837.9m645.4m767.4m692.8m804.6m485.7m564.1m595.1m552.0m597.5m495.9m435.9m

Inventories

106.2m110.7m105.0m98.8m102.3m99.3m93.7m87.4m90.5m56.8m56.7m54.2m53.8m
Annual
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

5.6b4.8b4.5b4.7b5.2b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.6b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.4b

Inventories

(44.4m)(4.9m)44.9m28.1m(37.3m)

Accounts Payable

(60.7m)(74.7m)(15.0m)89.8m(59.7m)
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

1.2b2.6b3.7b811.5m2.0b3.3b1.1b2.2b3.5b1.2b2.6b4.5b1.4b4.5b

Depreciation and Amortization

410.4m823.6m1.2b386.1m778.3m1.2b383.7m767.0m1.1b325.3m664.8m1.0b362.9m365.0m1.1b

Cash From Operating Activities

1.9b3.4b5.2b1.7b3.2b5.2b1.7b3.0b5.2b1.5b2.8b4.4b1.6b

Cash From Investing Activities

(608.2m)(1.2b)(2.0b)(349.2m)(695.7m)(1.1b)(255.9m)(459.6m)(810.7m)138.1m(8.7m)1.2b(359.1m)
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McDonald's Operating Metrics

Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018

Restaurants

35.49 k35.68 k35.86 k36.26 k36.29 k36.37 k36.41 k36.53 k36.47 k36.50 k36.62 k36.90 k36.91 k37.01 k36.98 k37.24 k37.29 k

Countries

120 119 119 119 119 119 119 119 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120 120
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McDonald's Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Boston MarketMay 18, 2000
Donatos PizzaMay 06, 1999
3267114 Nova Scotia Company
Closed Joint Stock Company "Moscow-McDonald's"
Guangdong Sanyuan McDonald's Food Company Limited
HanGook McDonald's Co. Ltd.
Limited Liability Company "McDonald's"
Lux MC Holdings S.àr.l.
McD APMEA Holdings Pte. Ltd.
McD Asia Pacific, LLC
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McDonald's Revenue Breakdown

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McDonald's revenue breakdown by business segment: 44.3% from Revenues from franchised restaurants and 55.7% from Sales by Company-operated restaurants

McDonald's revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 8.5% from Foundation Markets & Corporate, 24.2% from High Growth Markets, 32.2% from International Lead Markets and 35.1% from U.S.

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McDonald's Online and Social Media Presence

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McDonald's News and Updates

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McDonalds Is Replacing 2,500 Human Cashiers With Digital Kiosks: Here Is Its Mathwdxefcqufszuzezftuxetqsqxt

In a report released this week by Cowen's Andrew Charles, the analyst calculates the jump in sales as a result of the company's new Experience of the Future strategy which anticipates that digital ordering kiosks (shown above) will replace cashiers in at least 2,500 restaurants by the end of 2017 an…

FRY WARS: Taco Bell is bringing back Nacho Fries as McDonald's prepares to debut Cheesy Bacon Fries (YUM, MCD)

Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are returning to menus on January 24.  The fries debuted almost exactly a year ago and were an immediate hit for Taco Bell. This year, the Nacho Fries are returning as McDonald's prepares to launch Cheesy Bacon Fries, setting up a battle of the fast-food cheese fries.  T…

We tested out McDonald's self-serve kiosks to see how far we could customize a Big Mac

McDonald's self-service kiosks allow you to add or subtract items from your order. We tried hacking one of the kiosks to see how much we could take out of a Big Mac. Last year the company announced it was spending $2.4 billion to accelerate the self-serve initiative. Insider recently found some …

McDonald's lost a 'David versus Goliath' trademark battle over Big Macs to a small Irish rival called Supermac's

McDonald's has been stripped of its exclusive right to the "Big Mac" trademark in Europe. It lost it after a challenge from a small Irish rival called Supermac's. The conflict began when McDonald's asked European Union (EU) officials to prevent Supermac's opening outside of Ireland. Supermac's doe…

McDonald's loses "Big Mac" trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

McDonald's Corp's has lost its rights to the trademark "Big Mac" in a European Union case ruling in favour of Ireland-based fast food chain Supermac's, a decision from the EU's Spain-based Intellectual Property office (EUIPO) showed.

McDonald's loses EU trademark battle over the Big Mac

McDonald's has lost its trademark for its Big Mac burger in the European Union.
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McDonald's Company Life and Culture

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McDonald's Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was McDonald's founded?

    McDonald's was founded in 1955.

  • Who are McDonald's key executives?

    McDonald's's key executives are Steve Easterbrook, Francesca DeBiase and David Fairhurst.

  • How many employees does McDonald's have?

    McDonald's has 235,000 employees.

  • What is McDonald's revenue?

    Latest McDonald's annual revenue is $22.8 b.

  • What is McDonald's revenue per employee?

    Latest McDonald's revenue per employee is $97.1 k.

  • Who are McDonald's competitors?

    Competitors of McDonald's include Five Guys, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Wendy's Company.

  • Where is McDonald's headquarters?

    McDonald's headquarters is located at 2915 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook.

  • Where are McDonald's offices?

    McDonald's has offices in Oak Brook, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco and in 44 other locations.

  • How many offices does McDonald's have?

    McDonald's has 48 offices.