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McDonald’s Set To Report Latest Earnings

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 5:17 p.m. ET

McDonald’s set to report earnings on January 23

McDonald’s (MCD) is expected to release its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings on January 23, 2015. Year-to-date, as of January 16, the company’s stock has declined 1.8%. The S&P 500 Index declined 1.8% and volatility (VIX) increased to $20.90 over this period. Meanwhile, McDonald’s stock has increased 1.4% since its previous earnings release.

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What are projected earnings?

Wall Street analysts’ consensus for McDonald’s earnings per share, or EPS, are estimated to come in at $1.22 for the fourth quarter of 2014. McDonald’s missed earnings expectations in the previous quarter, a trend seen in many quarters, as you can see in the chart above.

Rival Yum! Brands (YUM), which operates Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, will announce its earnings on February 4, 2015. Popeyes (PLKI) is expected to announce its earnings on February 25, and Wendy’s (WEN), on February 26. Burger King (BKW) has yet to announce its earnings release date.

We’ll be covering earnings for some of these companies so mark your calendars and visit our website after the releases.

A few of the companies mentioned above are held by the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY). For more on the US restaurant industry, read An in-depth overview of the US restaurant industry.

Company overview

McDonald’s (MCD) is a fast-food, limited service restaurant. It has more than 35,000 restaurants in over 100 countries. It employs more than four million people. McDonald’s serves 70 million customers per day. This is a number greater than the population of France.

According to Australian research firm IBISWorld, McDonald’s had the largest share of the fast-food restaurant industry in 2014. In the US, its share was 17%.

We’ll look at revenue expectations for the company in the next part of this series.

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