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  • Mon, Jan. 25, 8:15 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) reports global comparable-store sales increased 5.0% in Q4 with improvement seen across all segments.
    • Comparable-store sales rose 5.7% in the U.S. as the All Day Breakfast initiative generated traffic.
    • International Lead Markets segment comparable-store sales rose 4.2%.
    • The High Growth Markets comp was +3% with both China and Russia in positive territory.
    • Total revenue at McDonald's was off 4% after foreign exchange shook off nine percentage point.
    • SG&A expenses +2% to $675M. Company-owned restaurant expenses -7% to $3.419B.
    • The company says it expects positive top-line momentum across all segments this year..
    • Previously: McDonald's beats by $0.08, beats on revenue (Jan. 25 2016)
    • MCD +3.02% premarket to $121.97.
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 8:15 AM | 20 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 25, 8:01 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): Q4 EPS of $1.31 beats by $0.08.
    • Revenue of $6.34B (-3.5% Y/Y) beats by $120M.
    • Shares +3.46% PM.
    • Press Release
    | Mon, Jan. 25, 8:01 AM | 39 Comments
  • Sun, Jan. 24, 5:30 PM
    | Sun, Jan. 24, 5:30 PM | 4 Comments
  • Nov. 10, 2015, 2:01 PM
    • In a PR issued in tandem with the company's annual investor meeting (runs from 1PM-5PM ET, webcast), McDonald's (MCD +1.4%) confirms it's not pursuing a REIT for its real estate assets. Exec Pete Bensen: "We have concluded that any potential value creation from a REIT is out-weighed by the significant financial and operational risks to our business and the continued progress of our turnaround."
    • Also announced: McDonald's is hiking its quarterly dividend by 5% to $0.89/share (3.1% yield at current levels). The next dividend is payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders on record as of Dec. 1. $30B worth of capital returns are now expected over the 3-year period ending 2016, up from a prior $20B.
    • The company now aims to refranchise 4K restaurants, up from a prior target of 3.5K. 93% of restaurants are expected to be franchised by the end of 2018, up from a current 81%. McDonald's is also hiking its G&A cost savings target by $200M/year to $500M/year; it aims to cut its G&A base by nearly 20% from the start of 2015.
    • For 2016, on a constant currency basis, McDonald's is aiming for 3%-5% system-wide sales growth, 5%-7% op. income growth, capex of $2B, and a 1-year ROIC in the high teens. ~1K new restaurants are expected to be opened. In actual dollars, consensus is for revenue to drop 3.3% in 2016 to $24.5B.
    • Earlier: McDonald's won't pursue REIT
    | Nov. 10, 2015, 2:01 PM | 19 Comments
  • Oct. 22, 2015, 8:15 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) reports global comparable-store sales increased 4.0% in Q3 with improvement seen across all segments.
    • Comparable-store sales rose 0.9% in the U.S. to mark the first quarterly gain in two years. International Lead Markets segment comparable-store sales rose 4.6%, while the High Growth Markets segment turned a 8.9% comp.
    • Total revenue fell 5% after foreign exchange lopped off a full twelve percentage points.
    • SG&A expenses +8.2% to $584M.
    • The company says it expects positive global comparable-store sales in Q4.
    • The turnaround of McDonald's into a "modern, progressive" burger company is underway, says management.
    • Previously: McDonald's beats by $0.12, beats on revenue (Oct. 22 2015)
    • MCD +6.59% premarket to $109.15.
    | Oct. 22, 2015, 8:15 AM | 29 Comments
  • Oct. 22, 2015, 7:59 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): Q3 EPS of $1.40 beats by $0.12.
    • Revenue of $6.62B (-5.3% Y/Y) beats by $210M.
    | Oct. 22, 2015, 7:59 AM | 20 Comments
  • Oct. 21, 2015, 5:30 PM
    | Oct. 21, 2015, 5:30 PM | 25 Comments
  • Jul. 23, 2015, 8:13 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) reports global comparable-store sales fell 0.7% in Q2.
    • The U.S. comp was -2% on negative traffic, while APMEA was -4.5% and Europe +1.2%.
    • Operating margin growth: U.S -6%, Europe -20%, APMEA -26%.
    • Foreign currency swings cut into total revenue by eleven percentage points, turning a +1% gain to a -10% drop.
    • SG&A expenses -6% to $592.4M.
    • The company says it expects positive global comparable-store sales in Q3 with a return of momentum in China a factor.
    • The restaurant chain will continue to test the all-day breakfast initiative.
    • Previously: McDonald's beats by $0.02, beats on revenue
    • MCD -0.24% premarket to $97.35.
    | Jul. 23, 2015, 8:13 AM | 9 Comments
  • Jul. 23, 2015, 7:59 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): Q2 EPS of $1.26 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $6.49B (-9.6% Y/Y) beats by $40M.
    | Jul. 23, 2015, 7:59 AM | 14 Comments
  • Jul. 22, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Apr. 22, 2015, 8:07 AM
    • Global comparable-store sales fell 2.3% for McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) in Q1.
    • Foreign exchange swings cut into revenue by 10 full percentage points.
    • Comparable-store sales fell in each of the company's geographic regions (U.S. -2.6%, Europe -0.6%, APMEA -8.3%) on weak traffic patterns.
    • SG&A expenses fell 6% to $583M during the quarter.
    • Total operating expenses were 4% lower to $4.573B which may have helped the company beat EPS estimates.
    • The company says a turnaround plan will be detailed on May 4. CEO Steve Easterbrook quotes McDonald's founder Ray Kroc in saying "taking risks" is part of the new operating paradigm.
    • MCD +0.82% premarket to $95.61.
    | Apr. 22, 2015, 8:07 AM | 5 Comments
  • Apr. 22, 2015, 8:02 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): Q1 EPS of $0.84 may not be comparable to consensus of $1.06.
    • Revenue of $5.96B (-11.0% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Shares +0.66% PM.
    | Apr. 22, 2015, 8:02 AM | 10 Comments
  • Apr. 21, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Jan. 23, 2015, 8:16 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) reports global comparable-store sales fell 0.9% in Q4 on soft traffic trends across geographic segments.
    • The U.S. comp was down 1.7% in a restaurant sector heading in the other direction (see: Restaurant comps ignited off of $2 gas effect).
    • The APMEA comp fell 4.8% on a steep traffic decline amid continued blowback from supplier issues.
    • SG&A expenses +5.5% to $662.5M due in part to spending on "positioning" for the future.
    • The company heads into 2015 with its lowest capital expenditure budget in five years at $2.0B.
    • CEO Don Thompson uses the words "adapting" and "evolve" again in his summary, but warns on further pressure on sales through the first half of the year.
    • MCD +1.7% premarket to $92.44.
    | Jan. 23, 2015, 8:16 AM
  • Jan. 23, 2015, 8:04 AM
    • McDonald's (NYSE:MCD): Q4 EPS of $1.13 misses by $0.09.
    • Revenue of $6.57B (-7.3% Y/Y) misses by $110M.
    • Shares +1.22% PM.
    | Jan. 23, 2015, 8:04 AM | 11 Comments
Company Description
McDonald's Corp franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the food service industry. Its geographic segments include the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States