McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The Company's restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. In response to changing consumer tastes, the Company has expanded its menu to include salads, fish, wraps, smoothies, and seasoned fries.
Oak Brook, US
Size (employees)
375,000 (est)
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
Mike Soenke

Mike Soenke

Chief Financial 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
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McDonald's Office Locations

McDonald's has offices in Guatemala City, Ponce, Paramaribo, Da Kao and in 50 other locations
Oak Brook, US (HQ)
2915 Jorie Blvd
Brunn am Gebirge, AT
1 Liebermannstraße
Bakı, AZ
Neftçilər Prospekti
Machelen, BE
12 De Kleetlaan
Toronto, CA
1 McDonald’s Place
Helsinki, FI
29 Paciuksenkatu
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McDonald's Financials and Metrics

McDonald's Financials

McDonald's's revenue was reported to be $24.62 b in FY, 2016 which is a 3.1% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (Q3, 2017)

5.8 b

Gross profit (Q3, 2017)

2.8 b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2017), %


Net income (Q3, 2017)

1.9 b

EBIT (Q3, 2017)

3.1 b

Market capitalization (20-Apr-2018)

129.5 b

Cash (30-Sep-2017)

2.7 b


155.2 b
McDonald's's current market capitalization is $129.5 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


28.1 b27.4 b25.4 b24.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

17.2 b17 b15.6 b14.4 b

Gross profit

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


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

Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

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

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

5.6 b4.8 b4.5 b4.7 b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.6 b1.6 b1.6 b1.5 b


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

Accounts Payable

(60.7 m)(74.7 m)(15 m)89.8 m
USDQ1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

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

Depreciation and Amortization

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

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Cash From Investing Activities

(608.2 m)(1.2 b)(2 b)(349.2 m)(695.7 m)(1.1 b)(255.9 m)(459.6 m)(810.7 m)138.1 m(8.7 m)1.2 b
USDY, 2017


50.4 x


34.9 x


48.1 x


15.3 k


-8.2 x


0.9 x

Financial Leverage

-9.4 x
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McDonald's Operating Metrics

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


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 k


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

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
McDonald's Restaurants (Shenzhen) Company Limited
3267114 Nova Scotia Company
Lux MC Holdings S.àr.l.
McD APMEA Holdings Pte. Ltd.
MCD Investments Limited
McDonald's Central Europe GmbH
McDonald's GmbH
McDonald's Polska Sp. z o.o
McDonald's Restaurants Limited
McDonald's (Tianjin) Foods Company Limited
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McDonald's News and Updates

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

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…

What the Richest Man in the World Learned From Working at McDonald's

'It's different from what you learn in school,' says Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

KFC is making an unprecedented move to take on Chick-fil-A and McDonald's (YUM)

KFC is launching a new chicken sandwich called the Crispy Colonel.  For the first time, the chicken chain is bringing back a retired Colonel Sanders to reprise his role — George Hamilton, playing the Extra Crispy Colonel.  The Crispy Colonel, which comes in four variations, gives KFC the chance to…
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