Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (CBRL) has been a dividend darling the past few years with huge dividend increases and massive share buybacks while the share price was depressed. If you do a lot of travel by car you're most likely familiar with the old-timey restaurant/gift shop combination stores. It's' down home country cooking is great for the road weary traveler. Every now and then I get in the mood to venture away from the tried and true dividend growth companies and search for new-to-me companies to research and follow. As a dividend growth investor seeking to reach financial independence it's usually the new-to-me companies that are providing much higher dividend growth rates which is just icing on the cake. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. closed trading on Wednesday, May 28th at $101.14 giving a current yield of 3.95%.
Analysts followed by Yahoo!Finance expect Cracker Barrel to grow earnings 10.10% per year over the next 5 years and I've assumed they can grow at 7.58% (75% of 10.10%) for the next three years and at 4.00% in perpetuity. Running these numbers through a discounted earnings analysis with a 10% discount rate and summing over 30 years yields a fair value price of $114.95. This means the shares are trading at a 12.6% discount to the discounted earnings analysis.
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