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Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) prices its IPO at $19/share, over the top end of its range, valuing the...

Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) prices its IPO at $19/share, over the top end of its range, valuing the company at $2.4B. With over-allotment options, the company many raise over $486M in one of the few non-tech offerings catching investors' eye. Much of the money wil go to pay down nearly $2B in debt. (earlier)
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  • Stoploss
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    If the debt was 1B, would the ipo value be 1.4B ?

     

    I see, IPO and Bailout are now synonymous? Hmmm.
    26 Jul 2011, 06:56 PM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    I do not get your point.
    26 Jul 2011, 07:54 PM Reply Like
  • Gary Jakacky
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    Ha...here is a better point. The 'debt' they are using the IPO to retire was used to pay the Hedgie/Wedgies a cool bunch of megamillions when they borrowed it last November.; After the IPO, those same hedgie wedgies will own a majority of the company.

     

    Tim Hortons is remarkably similar to Dunkin in style, content, setup and variety. It has a PE of 13. Crank a 13 PE into trailing eps and see what ya get.
    26 Jul 2011, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • 7footMoose
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    And when LinkedIn went public and the stock soared there was less than 10% of the company in the public's hands. That is one of the reasons why these IPO's are not worth investing in. Should be commonly known.
    26 Jul 2011, 08:36 PM Reply Like
  • Insurance Bull
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    Service, specifically leisure, companies should not be pricing their IPOs at a premium. Especially a company that sells donuts and breakfast foods and drinks because the competition list goes on forever if someone were to make one. Not to mention it is cheaper for people to eat at home. I expect a P rerun tomorrow.
    26 Jul 2011, 09:14 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    Dunkin Doughnuts is a hot new concept that should sell at a premium to Starbucks? Man, I'm too old for this stuff.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:00 PM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    At the right price I am interested. Their footprint already exists and if they can sell more stuff through this existing footprint which is fixed cost then you have expanding margins.
    26 Jul 2011, 10:04 PM Reply Like
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