| Darden Restaurants is a restaurant company. Co. owns and operates the Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen®, Yard House®, The Capital Grille®, Seasons 52®, Bahama Breeze® and Eddie V's Prime Seafood® restaurant brands located in the U.S. and Canada. Co. also has restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements. Co. has four reportable segments: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Fine Dining (which includes The Capital Grille and Eddie V's) and Other Business (which includes Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and its franchise operations). We show 45 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DRI shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DRI market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DRI market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DRI's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of DRI versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DRI market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like DRI can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DRI by allowing them to research the DRI market cap history.