FRANdex: Growth Linear to Broad Indices to Start 2019 Strong

April 24th, 2019 by Ritwik Donde

The year is off to a great start, with franchises posting positive returns in the first quarter. In Q1-2019, franchise companies’ returns slightly outpaced those for Russell 2000, and were almost in line with those for the S&P 500. Non-food franchises significantly outperformed their food counterparts, with latter having lost a lot of market capital due to the recent spate of “go-private” deals. Returns for non-food stocks increased by 17.33% Q-o-Q, while those for food companies increased by 10.85% Q-o-Q.

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