Yahoo (YHOO) increased the growth rate in its mobile advertising business. By the end of 2014 it will start getting more traffic from mobile than desktop.
Yahoo’s other area of core business is the display advertising business. It hasn’t been performing well. In 3Q14, its revenue declined by 6% YoY.
We’ll look at Yahoo’s search market business. In the third quarter, Yahoo (YHOO) generated 41% of its revenue from the search advertising business.
Yahoo (YHOO) is expected to announce its fiscal 4Q14 earnings on January 27, 2015. Yahoo had robust third quarter results. Its revenue was $1.09 billion.
Looking at McDonald’s earnings over the quarters, it’s clear that the restaurant performs best in the second half of the year.
McDonald’s earnings release for the fourth quarter of 2014 will tell investors if the company’s stock value is where it should be or not.
Most of McDonald’s unit growth is expected to come from conventional and developmental franchises. The earnings release should reveal all.
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APMEA was dragged down by McDonald’s supplier issue in China. According to the company, Japan too was affected by the supplier issue.
Wall Street analysts estimate McDonald’s 4Q14 revenue will come in at $6,950 million. That’s a 1% sequential decline over 3Q14 revenues.
In the month of November, McDonald’s same-store sales declined by 4.6% in the US, by 4% in APMEA , and by 2% in Europe.
McDonald’s had the largest share of the fast food restaurant industry in 2014 and serves 70 million customers per day—more than the population of France.
Year-to-date, Starbucks’s (SBUX) stock has declined 1% as of January 16. However, Starbucks’s gain is 4.6% since its previous earnings release.
A revenue driver to watch in Starbucks’s earnings release is the recent introduction of newly innovated Chestnut Praline Latte at its La Boulange stores.
Starbucks’s EBITDA is lowest in second quarters, which shows the seasonality of the business. Adverse weather conditions can also affect EBITDA.
Starbucks’s push for premium goes beyond capturing the coffee market. Starbucks is offering its customers super-premium and hand-crafted coffees.
Starbucks’s digital strategy is important, especially in order to attract and engage Millennials.
The following are Starbucks’s geographic segments: Americas; China and Asia Pacific; and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Since most of Starbucks’s same-store sales are concerning, unit growth is critical for Starbucks to increase company revenues.