FRANdex: Trade Pressures, Interest Hikes, and More Hit Franchises in 2018
While returns for FRANdex were down by -12.95% Q-o-Q, the recent volatility in the markets led to FRANdex outperforming broader indices in Q4 2018. The returns for S&P 500 and Russell 2000 in Q4 were -13.15% and -17.40%, respectively.
FRANdata has been studying the trajectory of publicly-traded franchises for more than 3 years. FRANdex tracks the performance, based on market capitalization, of 62 U.S.-based publicly-traded companies operating under and generating income through the franchise business model. All index levels are normalized to 1,000 at Q1 2006 for comparison purposes, and all remaining periods are adjusted accordingly.
About the Analyst
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
Ritwik’s expertise as a senior research analyst has allowed him to analyze the ins and outs of the operational and financial performances of hundreds of franchise brands.