Global sales tepid for McDonald's in Q4

McDonald's (MCD) reports comparable-store sales rose 0.1% during Q4 as the company made up for lower traffic with a higher average guest check.

Comparable sales in the U.S. were worse than what analysts anticipated, falling 1.4% vs. 0.5% consensus and 0.9% in Q3.

In Europe, McDonald's saw comparable store sales growth of 1% on broad positive sales momentum.

APMEA comp sales fell 2.4% during the period on a weak performance by McDonald's in Japan and China.

In an early look at Q1 of 2014, McDonald's says global comp sale for January are trending flat.

MCD -0.5% premarket

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  • Deja Vu
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    Recently took 4 kids to breakfast at McD's. The tab for pancakes & OJ, plus a couple of biscuits & coffee for myself came to $30+, an average of $6 per head. Next day I took them to a Mariott's.The full breakfast buffet complete with a omlette station, came to $42 for 5. For $42, I got everything from linen, china, real cream, fruit etc etc. Where do you think I'll go next time?


    McD serves crappy fast food now and charges an arm and a leg if you don't order off the 99 cent menu. To cover the losses on the $1 menu, McD is sticking up people who pay for regular menu items. Its almost as sure a loser strategy as tht e Post Office charging a penny to deliver huge catalogs from bulk mailers but 50c to deliver a letter.
    23 Jan 2014, 08:20 AM Reply Like
  • PSalerno
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    The first paragraph is WRONG. comps declined 0.1% in Q4, rose 0.2% in the year.
    23 Jan 2014, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • Guardian3981
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    Socialism hurts bus with low margins and low end products/services the most.


    If protestors get there way and we see a 15$ an hour min wage then it will be no cheaper to go to McDs then to Cheesecake factory. I wonder what that will do to McD sales?
    23 Jan 2014, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • buyonpanic
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    A $15 min wage would put at least 33% of businesses that rely almost soley on unskilled labor out of business. Never going to happen
    23 Jan 2014, 09:07 AM Reply Like
  • Mking30
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    ill take my payment in cash, thanks...
    23 Jan 2014, 11:21 AM Reply Like
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