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Dunkin' Brands (DNKN)

  • Thu, Jul. 23, 6:43 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) reports U.S. comparable store sales growth of 2.9% in Q2.
    • The U.S. comp for the Baskin-Robbins chain was 3.4%.
    • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. royalty income grew 8.2% to $106.34M.
    • Dunkin' Donuts International revenue rose 19.9% to $5.42M due to 5.9% increased in franchise fees and 110.1% in royalty income
    • Adjusted operating margin rate declined 60 bps to 48.7%.
    • Traffic for Dunkin' Donuts in the U.S. accounted for ~60 bps of comp growth.
    • Dunkin' Donuts U.S. has 80 net opening during the quarter to take the number of distribution points up 5.4% Y/Y to 8,240.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Revenue:+6% to +8%; Operating income: +7% to +8%; Adjusted EPS: $1.87 to $1.91.
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  • Mon, Jul. 20, 8:50 AM
    • CLSA downgrades Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) to an Underperform rating after having the restaurant chain slotted at Outperform.
    • The Asian investment firm bases its new stance on Dunkin's valuation which has shot ahead of projected EPS growth following DNKN's 29% run this year.
    • DNKN -1.18% premarket to $54.33.
  • Thu, Apr. 23, 10:46 PM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) will replace Riverbed Technology (set to be acquired) in the S&P MidCap 400 after Monday's close. Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) will replace Entropic Communications (also set to be acquired) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the April 30 close.
    • Dunkin' rose to $52.71 in AH trading, after rising 7.9% in regular trading in response to its Q1 beat and guidance hike. Walker & Dunlop rose to $19.34.
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  • Thu, Apr. 9, 8:14 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) is added to the Credit Suisse U.S. Focus List.
    • The investment firm initiates coverage with an Outperform rating and $56 price target.
    • DNKN +0.66% premarket to $48.69 vs. the 52-week high of $49.40.
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  • Thu, Feb. 26, 10:42 AM
    • Shares of J.M. Smucker (SJM +1%) and Dunkin Brands' (DNKN +2.9%) are both higher after the two companies sign a deal to broaden distribution for Dunkin' Donuts K-cups.
    • J.M. Smucker is handling distribution to grocery stores and club chains, while Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR -0.1%) will cover office supply stores and specialty stores.
    • Perhaps the most important aspect of the new distribution deal is that Dunkin' K-Cup packs will now be sold online.
    • The K-cup shakeup isn't expected by most analysts to have a major impact on Starbucks (SBUX +0.2%) which is also a Keurig partner. Smaller coffee brands could suffer though.
  • Dec. 18, 2014, 9:14 AM
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  • Jul. 24, 2014, 7:55 AM
    • 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.
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  • Feb. 6, 2014, 8:34 AM
    • Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) reports comparable-store sales growth of 3.5% in Q4 as its chains performed better in the U.S. than internationally. The growth rate is roughly halfway between what rivals Starbucks and McDonald's showed for overlapping periods.
    • The company had 149 net store opening during the quarter.
    • DNKN +2.0% premarket
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  • Jul. 26, 2013, 2:08 PM
    The coffee trade is doing quite well today with shares of Starbucks (SBUX +7%), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +6%), and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR +2.3%) all lively. Though at one time, Starbucks was pegged as a GMCR-killer (via Verismo) and thought to be a thorn to DNKN's expansion plans, the prevailing thought is that the coffee market might be big enough for quite a few players. The very last thing people want to give up is a cup of coffee," notes Lazard Capital.
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  • Jul. 16, 2013, 1:11 PM
    Dunkin Brands (DNKN -1.4%) slips on a couple of tepid ratings calls today: JPMorgan reiterates its Neutral rating on the stock, however it did raise its price target to $45 from $40. Also, Stifel Nicolaus initiates coverage with a Hold.
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 12:40 PM
    More on Dunkin Brands' (DNKN +3.1%) Q1: Comps growth came in at 1.7% overall driven by larger guest checks as customers bought more units per sale. Baskin-Robbins saw negative U.S. comps during the period however as the ice cream seller's same store sales faced a particularly tough compare with the unseasonably warm 2012 Q1. A refinancing charge also weighed on results. (PR)
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  • Jan. 31, 2013, 9:38 AM
    Dunkin' Brands (DNKN +4.2%) opens up trading with a bang after its narrow EPS beat and reiterated profit guidance is just enough to keep sentiment positive. After its dividend hike, shares now trade with a juicier 2.1% yield.
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  • Dec. 5, 2012, 5:30 PM
    After-hours top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: UEPS +6.9%. GRMN +4.5%. MAS +3.9%. CTRP +3.7%. DKS +2.3%.
    After-hours top losers: MW -10.0%. VRA -8.0%. ALGN -4.4%. DNKN -3.4%. ICON -2.9%.
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Company Description
Dunkin Brands Group Inc is a franchisor of quick service restaurants serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard serve ice cream. The Company franchise restaurants under its Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States