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Unit Level EBITDA Multiples Continue to Strengthen
- RR's Restaurant Unit Valuation overview provides EBITDA multiple estimates (post G&A as outlined on page 6) for 34 chains based on survey data from 7 leading appraisal firms (responsible for approximately 3,010 store valuations over the last 6 months).
- Our aggregate valuation multiple estimate continues to increase to 4.59x (since bottoming in January 2010 at 4.25x) with generally broad-based gains across every segment. We attribute the up-tick to improving sales trends, more stable unit economics, historically low interest rates and a slightly more favorable lending environment (as outlined on page 6). All-the-same, current valuation levels remain 6% below the July 2007 peak of 4.9x reflecting the post-recession use of stricter underwriting criteria and higher equity requirements.
- Survey participants forecast higher EBITDA multiples over the next 6 months which reflects expectations for greater access to capital helped by slightly improving unit level economics.
Unit Level Valuation Report (34 Concepts): Semi-annual survey of valuation experts provides national chain EBITDA multiple and cap rate estimates plus a 6 month outlook. Mid-year restaurant finance update looks at current year budgeted restaurant loan originations versus actual results, borrower financial condition, next year loan origination expectations, and changes to underwriting standards. This data is useful to analyze and benchmark both unit level valuations and aggregate system values. For information on how to order the complete report, please contact Phil Mangieri at (203) 938-4703 or pmangieri@ChainRestaurantData.com.
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