Argus Downgrades Restaurant Brands International (QSR) to Hold

October 27, 2021 8:29 AM EDT
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Argus analyst John Staszak downgraded Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) from Buy to Hold.

  • We expect the company to face continued cost pressures, as well as a labor shortage, over the next 12 months.
  • We currently project increases of 5%-6% in food and labor costs, with inflation potentially reaching the high single digits.
  • Due to the labor shortage, Restaurant Brands has had to reduce hours and limit service at many of its restaurants.
  • We are lowering our 2021 EPS estimate to $2.80 from $2.86 and our 2022 estimate to $3.15 from $3.18.

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Shares of Restaurant Brands International closed at $57.63 yesterday.

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