Is Dunkin' Brands Finally A Value To Investors?
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Dunkin' Brands: Portfolios Can Run On Dunkin'
Feb. 5, 2015, 6:06 AM
- Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN): Q4 EPS of $0.46 misses by $0.01.
- Revenue of $193.21M (+5.5% Y/Y) beats by $1.84M.
Feb. 4, 2015, 5:30 PM
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Feb. 3, 2015, 3:50 PM
- Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ:DNKN) announces it will introduce a new beverage platform in the U.S. this year.
- The chain says it will roll out new blenders which will be used for fruit and frozen coffee smoothies.
- What to watch: A slowdown in DD comp sales contributed to a recent EPS guidance cut by the company. Menu innovation is viewed by analysts as one way to stoke comp growth back over 3%.
Jan. 26, 2015, 4:33 PM
- The new $2.6B securitized debt facility replaces the previous one of $1.9B, and fixes the weighted average interest rate at 3.765% for the next few years.
- Net proceeds to the company will be about $615M, much of which will be returned to shareholders as the company launches a new $700M buyback program.
- Adjusted EPS guidance is lowered to $1.83-$1.87 from $1.88-$1.91 previously.
- DNKN unchanged after hours
Jan. 23, 2015, 12:41 PM
- Companies selling coffee perked up their ears after Starbucks said it saw strong single-serve and packaged coffee sales during its most recent quarter and took market share.
- Grocery store analysts have noted the aggressive positioning of Starbucks products in many chains over the last six months.
- SBUX FQ1 report, SBUX earnings call.
- On watch: Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR), Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KRFT), J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM), TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS).
Jan. 17, 2015, 12:45 PM
- Milk prices are in a downward trend with an excess of supply on the international market.
- The supply is so far beyond expectations that some U.S. cooperatives have directed farms to pour out part of their inventory.
- A reduced level of milk imports from China and Russia has been a factor in the market.
- Food companies are seeing a quicker benefit from the milk price decline than consumers, although analysts anticipate lower prices at grocery and C-stores stores in 2015.
- Milk price data (consumers) vs. milk futures chart
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- Related ETFs: MOO.
Jan. 12, 2015, 10:53 AM
- Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +0.8%) says it opened 405 Dunkin' Donuts stores and 17 Baskin-Robbins outlets in 2014.
- The company expects to add between 410-440 Dunkin' Donuts locations in the U.S. in 2015 and 5-10 Baskin-Robbins stores.
- All the store counts are on a net basis.
Jan. 9, 2015, 8:35 AM
- The House passed a bill to redefine a full-time worker under the Affordable Care Act to 40 hours a week from 30 hours.
- The legislation could impact millions of workers as companies adjust hours and employee policies around the issue.
- The measure was passed by a vote total of 252-172.
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated the bill will see a vote in his chamber.
- The White House has threatened to veto the bill on its view it will reduce the number of workers covered by healthcare.
- Most industry groups within the restaurant and food industry have issued support for the legislation.
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Jan. 8, 2015, 1:38 PM
- The National Retail Federation is urging Congress to pass H.R. 30 to restore the traditional 40-hour work week standard for healthcare benefits.
- Healthcare benefits as defined under the Affordable Care Act are applied at the 30-hour level.
- CBO estimates on the impact of H.R. 30 (.pdf)
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Jan. 8, 2015, 11:42 AM
- Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +1.3%) plans to open 1.4K Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in China over the next two decades in an aggressive expansion strategy.
- The chain currently has about 16 outlets operating in the region.
- The first new restaurant is expected to be opened during Q4.
- What to watch: The China path has been far from smooth for U.S. fast-food chains KFC and McDonald's, although Dunkin' Donuts' relies less on meat suppliers which could work in its favor.
- Also on Dunkin' Donuts global expansion: Dunkin' Donuts rolls into Mexico (Jan. 05 2015)
Jan. 5, 2015, 11:08 AM
- Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ:DNKN) announces it has entered Mexico through a franchise agreement with a Sizzling Platter subsidiary.
- More than 100 Dunkin' Donuts outlets are planned for Mexico in the first wave.
Dec. 31, 2014, 11:33 AM
- Consumer spending: More consumers say they are willing to trade-up to a traditional dining spot from fast-casual than trade-down to a fast-food option, according to Technomic. The revelation takes some of the steam away from the argument that lower gas prices will boost traffic at major fast-food chains.
- IPOs: Profitable 2014 launches by Zoes Kitchen (ZOES -0.2%) and Habit Burger (HABT -0.5%) could inspire other private chains to go public. Shake Stack (Pending:SHAK) got an early jump by filing this week for an IPO.
- Labor costs: Analysts see a risk to profitability in the sector from the wave of minimum wage laws set to go into effect over the next year. Some analysts think President Obama will push for federal legislation with the issue hard for election-minded Republicans to oppose strongly.
- Fast-casual pizza: A breakout of a fast-casual pizza concept is widely expected in 2015 (candidates).
Chipotle: Another +30% run for the Mexican chain off of sizzling comps leaves it with limited upside, according to some analysts. Chipotle (CMG +0.8%) execs don't agree, noting during the Q3 earnings call (transcript) that enormous upside exists to maximize peak transactions per hour (350-400). Beef, cheese, and avocado pricing will be key for CMG next year as well.
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Dec. 24, 2014, 9:57 AM
- The restaurant industry will run up against soft comps in January and February due to last year's winter storms which were much worse than normal.
- Restaurant same-store sales will rise just over 2% for the full year, according to an estimate from the co-founder of the NRN-MillerPulse tracking survey.
- Technomic sees a 3% growth in restaurant comps in 2015, while Fitch Ratings has an outlook for 2% to 3%.
- On the cost side, commodity prices for chicken, cheese, wheat, and pork are all expected to moderate. However, beef prices are seen increasing 4% to 8%.
- Minimum wage increases in many state kick in on January 1 which could impact the bottom line for many chains.
- Fresh IPOs, concept acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts care expected to be major themes in 2015, according to analysts.
- CEOs on the hot seat include Don Thompson at McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) and Nigel Travis at Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN).
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Dec. 18, 2014, 9:29 AM
Dec. 18, 2014, 9:14 AM| Dec. 18, 2014, 9:14 AM | 9 Comments
Dec. 18, 2014, 7:08 AM
- Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) announces financial targets for 2015.
- Guidance from the restaurant operator includes revenue growth of 5% to 7% and operating income growth of 6% to 8%.
- Comparable-store sales are expected to rise 1% to 3% at both the Dunkin' Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins chains.
- The company sees adding 410 to 440 Dunkin' Donuts U.S. stores and 5 to 10 Baskin-Robbins outlets. The international store count is forecast to increase by 200 to 300 units.
- 2015 EPS is pegged at $1.88-$1.91 vs. $2.02 consensus.
Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. operates as a franchisor of quick service restaurants, serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. It operates through four segments: Dunkin' Donuts U.S., Dunkin' Donuts International, Baskin-Robbins International and Baskin-Robbins... More
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