Insider Trading Report: Restaurant Brands International (QSR)

Marc Lemann, a director at Restaurant Brands International (QSR), recently bought 15,000 shares. This buy came to a total purchase price of just over $1 million, and represents the director’s initial stake in the company.

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  • This represents a rare buy at the company, as the most recent prior buy occurred in early 2019. Overall, company insiders have been regular and large sellers of company shares, including both C-suite executives and company managers.

    Overall, company insiders own about 1.5 percent of company shares.

    The company is the parent firm for a number of restaurant companies, including Tim Horton’s in Canada and Burger King in the US and internationally.

    Over the past year, revenues have been flat, but earnings have risen as the company has become more efficiently run. But shares have underperformed the S&P 500 by nearly 15 points.

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  • Action to take: The company looks reasonably valued at 20 times forward earnings, and at 6.5 times EV to revenue. Investors may like shares, as the company is paying out over 100 percent of its earnings in a dividend right now, for a current yield just under 3.3 percent.

    The most recent charts on the company suggest that there’s a downtrend underway that may end when shares get into the low $60 range. That would be a reasonable buy point, and a good price point at which to buy call options to bet on a move higher.

     

    Disclosure: The author of this article has no position in the stock mentioned here, and does not intend to trade in this company after the next 72 hours. The author receives no compensation from any of the companies mentioned in this article.

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