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1H18 Valuation Results are In


Results from RR's 1H18 Valuation Survey

  • While the 1H:18 unit level franchisee valuation multiple increased because of a scarcity of deals and an abundance of capital, the absolute level remains beneath 2016 levels.
  • 6-month outlook is pressured by prospects of higher labor, food and borrowing costs.‚Äč

  • 1H18 segment results must be considered from both an absolute level perspective and in terms of sequential change. 
  • Absolute multiples for the QSR sandwich & coffee/bakery segments are highest which reflects the inclusion of some of the largest, most recognizable brands.
  • Multiple growth was highest for: fast casual which suggests that this business model is still in vogue; and family dining which benefits from turnarounds at IHOP & Denny's. Conversely, pizza & sub-sandwich segments are pressured by struggles at Papa John's and Subway’s return to discounting ($4.99 Footlongs). 


Source: RR's June 2018 Valuation Report (outline)


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