Dunkin -5% premarket on Q2 sales miss, reduced full-year outlook

|By:, SA News Editor

Dunkin Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) -5.1% premarket after Q2 revenues came in below expectations, weighed by bad weather and other consumer challenges.

Q2 U.S. same-store sales rose 1.8% at Dunkin' Donuts shops and climbed 4.2% at Baskin-Robbins; international same-store sales fell 3.1% at Dunkin' shops and slipped 1.6% at Baskin-Robbins locations.

DNKN cites unseasonably cold and rainy start to the spring season as the main reason for the disappointing growth figures, but says same-store sales gradually improved throughout the quarter with June average weekly sales reaching the highest volume on record.

However, DNKN cuts its FY 2014 sales targets, now seeing EPS of $1.73-$1.77 from prior guidance of $1.73-$1.83 and $1.80 analyst consensus estimate and revenue growth of 5%-7% from prior 6%-8% to ~$749.5M-$763.8M and $770M consensus.