| 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). The DRI stock yearly return is shown above.
The yearly return on the DRI stock yearly return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annual return over the calendar year 2013 for the given stock.
When performing this calculation it is important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annual return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon.
One way to factor dividends into the return is simply to count them as cash — we don't do
that here. Instead, our website aims to empower investors
by performing the DRI annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).