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06/26/2024 |

CMG 50:1 Stock Split Goes Into Effect

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Key Takeaways

  • Chipotle conducted a 50-for-1 stock split, one of the largest in NYSE history.
  • Focus on upcoming earnings report and long-term expansion plans.
  • Strong performance despite broader pullback in discretionary spending.
Chipotle’s Strategic Focus and Market Performance

CMG (Chipotle Mexican Grill) has successfully completed its 50-for-1 stock split, with shares beginning to trade on a split-adjusted basis of $56/share. As the company looks forward to its upcoming earnings report on July 24th, 2024, it continues to focus on its long-term strategy of expanding and opening new locations.

While shares remained relatively stable on Wednesday, historical data from BAC (Bank of America) suggests stocks that undergo splits often see increased trading activity, potentially gaining significantly over the following year.

Commitment to Employees and Earnings Outlook

In addition to the stock split, Chipotle has rewarded long-term employees with a special equity grant. The company’s leadership is optimistic about its financial performance, having reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit in April.

Despite a general pullback in discretionary spending, Chipotle and other fast-casual chains like SG (Sweetgreen) have continued to post strong earnings. Analysts have expressed confidence in Chipotle’s market position and its potential for further growth. The company projects comparable restaurant sales to grow in the mid-to-high-single-digit percentage range for fiscal 2024 and plans to open between 285 and 315 new locations this fiscal year.