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How McDonald’s Wages and Major Costs Stack Up
McDonald’s performance is sensitive to any changes in price levels—be it food, labor, or rent. So how much does it cost for McDonald’s to generate revenue?
Must-Know: McDonald’s Has Got Tough Competition
McDonald’s (MCD) competition includes large international and national food chains as well as regional and local retailers of food products.
McDonald’s Supply Chain: A Must-Know for Investors
With over 38,000 restaurants, McDonald’s doesn’t make any of its products. Instead, it contracts with suppliers to meet its massive requirements.
McDonald’s Global Presence and the Three-Legged Stool
McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast food chain, has over 38,000 restaurants across 120 countries. In 2018, it had approximately $21.0 billion in sales.
McDonald’s Menu Struggles to Shed Its Junk Food Rep
Despite health-related controversies, fast food companies such as McDonald’s maintain that they provide consumers with choice and convenience.
What Analysts Think of Sprouts Farmers Market
There were no recommendation changes from Wall Street analysts on Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) after its 4Q17 results.
SFM’s Management Looks for More than a 20% Earnings Jump in 2018
After delivering a 15% year-over-year rise in 2017, Sprouts’ management now expects an 11.5%–12.5% YoY rise in its 2018 net sales.
Sprouts Farmers Market Largely in Line with Expectations in 4Q17
Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 4Q17 results February 22, 2018.
Sprouts Farmers Market: 4Q17 Earnings Preview
Sprouts Farmers Market is scheduled to release its 4Q17 results on February 22, 2018, for the three months ending on December 31, 2017.
What Rising Consumer Goods and Material Orders Signal
Manufacturers’ new orders for consumer goods and materials New orders for consumer goods and materials give investors an insight into the demand for goods and form an important constituent of the Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Index). Changes to demand in the consumer goods sector impact the performance of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) companies, which include large retailers such […]
Analysts Raise Sprouts’ Price Target after 3Q17 Results
Sprouts Farmers Market’s (SFM) strong 3Q17 earnings and guidance revision was well received by the market.
Analysts Remain Positive on Sprouts ahead of 3Q17 Results
Sprouts Farmers’ better ratings reflect its steady performance in terms of healthy margins, consistent same-store sales, and strong earnings.
How Many Americans Quit Their Jobs in August?
As per the latest JOLTS report, about 2.1 million Americans quit their jobs voluntarily in August, which was a decrease of 70,000 from the previous reading.
What Caused Bunge’s Legal Action against Egypt’s Grain Buyer?
Bunge (BG) has a market capitalization of $8.1 billion. BG fell by 2.8% to close at $56.75 per share as of February 9, 2016.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s 2Q17 Earnings Rose 16%
SFM’s top line is expected to grow 13%–14% based on its sales comp growth of 1.5%–2.0% and 32 new store openings.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat: Top, Bottom Lines Up
Phoenix, Arizona–based Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) reported its 2Q17 results on August 3. Total sales for SFM increased 15% year-over-year to $1.2 billion, $17.0 million more than consensus estimates.
What’s Eating Kroger’s Sales Comps?
Kroger (KR) has done reasonably well lately, having survived an intensely competitive retailing environment over the past few years.
What Impacted Constellation Brands’ 4Q Wine and Spirits Sales?
In the full-year fiscal 2017, Constellation Brands’ Wine and Spirits segment’s sales rose 6.0% to $3.1 billion.
Mondelēz’s Stock: Why Do Most Analysts Rate It a ‘Buy’?
Current recommendations As of January 30, 15 of 20 analysts covering Mondelēz International’s stock had a “buy” rating. Five analysts had a “hold” recommendation, and there were no “sell” recommendations. On January 5, 2017, Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Mondelēz International’s stock with a “buy” rating and a price target of $51. Consensus “buy” rating […]
Why Has Mondelēz International Been Rising for Two Months?
Mondelēz International’s (MDLZ) stock rose 3.6% to $44.32 per share on October 26, 2016, after the announcement of the company’s 3Q16 results.
With Phenomenex, Danaher Has an Attractive Consumables Asset
On October 12, Danaher announced its an agreement to acquire Phenomenex, a privately held manufacturer of separation and purification consumables.
Pall Acquisition Gave Birth to Danaher’s Filtration Business
Danaher’s filtration business came into existence through the acquisition of Pall in 2015.
Analyzing the Ratings and Recommendations for Hain Celestial
After Hain Celestial’s announcement on August 15 regarding the delay in its results, many firms updated their ratings and recommendations for the stock.
Investing in Restaurant Stocks: Tailwinds and Challenges
You could consider investing in restaurant stocks, given the solid fundamentals in the sector and the macroeconomic tailwinds favoring the industry.
Tyson’s 2016 Guidance Includes Synergies of Hillshire Brands Buy
After a strong fiscal 2Q16, Tyson Foods (TSN) updated and raised its guidance for 2016. The company expects its Prepared Foods segment to benefit the most.
What Benefited Tyson Foods’ Performance in 2Q16?
Tyson reported its financial results for fiscal 2Q16 on May 9. Earnings continued the positive growth trend in the second quarter.
Why Did Mondelez’s Stock Price Fall after Its 2Q16 Results?
On July 27, Mondelez International (MDLZ), the maker of Cadbury chocolates and Oreo cookies, reported its fiscal 2Q16 results. The stock fell 3%.
Dover’s Food Equipment Sales Turn Sour, Drag Refrigeration Lower
The refrigeration and food equipment segment was responsible for 25.5% of Dover’s (DOV) total sales and 28.6% of the total segment profits in 2Q16.
Archer Daniels Midland’s Valuation before Its 2Q16 Earnings
Archer Daniels Midland is trading at a higher PE multiple of 15.3x over its forward 12-month EPS—compared to Bunge as of July 25, 2016.
What Challenged Archer Daniels Midland’s Results in 1Q16?
Archer Daniels Midland didn’t have a great start to 2016. Earnings fell 45% YoY in the first quarter. The adjusted EPS came in around $0.42 for the first quarter.
Did Oreo Cookies, Trident Gum Sales Boost Mondelez’s 2Q Earnings?
Mondelez International (MDLZ), maker of Cadbury chocolates and Oreo cookies, is all set to report its fiscal 2Q16 earnings results on July 27 before the market opens.
How Did Cal-Maine’s Specialty Egg Business Perform in 4Q16?
Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) is strategizing to pursue additional opportunities to market and sell specialty eggs due to changing consumer demand trends.
Why Did Cal-Maine Foods Report a Loss in Fiscal 4Q16?
On July 18, Cal-Maine Foods reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year results ending May 28. Its adjusted EPS was a loss of $0.01 per share for fiscal 4Q16.
Ingredion’s Valuation Multiple ahead of 2Q16 Earnings
A forward PE valuation multiple indicates how much an investor is willing to pay over the company’s EPS for the next four quarters. Ingredion’s valuation rose 13% since fiscal 1Q16.
What Will Hurt Mead Johnson’s 2Q16 Revenue?
Analysts are expecting Mead Johnson’s revenue to be $964 million for 2Q16. That’s a fall of 7% compared to 2Q15 revenues of $1.0 billion.
Why Are So Many Analysts Rating B&G Foods a ‘Hold’?
Approximately 78% of analysts rate B&G Foods a “hold,” and 22% rate it a “buy.” None of the analysts rate it a “sell.”
Why Has B&G Foods Rallied 38% So Far in 2016?
B&G Foods (BGS), a processed and packaged food company, has had an impressive increase in share price so far in 2016. As of June 24, 2016, BGS stock has rallied 38%.
What Are Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations for ConAgra?
The average broker target price for ConAgra has risen slightly to $50.60 from $50.27. This 5% higher than ConAgra’s closing price of $47.91 on June 23.
Can ConAgra Foods Revive its Revenue Growth in 4Q16?
Analysts expect ConAgra Foods’ revenue to be $2.8 billion for fiscal 4Q16. This represents a decrease of 29%—compared to its 4Q15 revenues of $4.1 billion.
Will Divestiture Help ConAgra Foods Drive Its Growth?
ConAgra Foods (CAG) will report its fiscal 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 earnings before markets open on June 30, 2016. It has recent divestiture and expansion news.
Soda Tax Introduced: How Was Dr Pepper Snapple Affected?
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has a market cap of $17.0 billion.
How Is Bunge’s Environmental, Social, and Governance Score?
Bunge (BG) has had the highest ESG score among its peers for the last five years.
Tyson Foods’ Updated Guidance for Fiscal 2016
Tyson Foods expects to increase share repurchases under its share repurchase program. The company has repurchased ~3.0 million shares for $200 million so far in fiscal 3Q16.
How Much Did Tyson Foods Return to Shareholders in Fiscal 2Q16?
On May 5, Tyson Foods announced quarterly dividends of $0.15 per share on its Class A common stock and $0.14 per share on its Class B common stock.
Why Kellogg Didn’t Have a Good End to 2015
For fiscal 2015, Kellogg’s reported net sales fell by 7.2%. The currency-neutral adjusted net sales rose by 1.2%. Sales fell for all of the segments in 4Q15.
Did Constellation Brands Beat Estimates for Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings?
Constellation Brands (STZ) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.19 in fiscal 4Q16, beating Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.14.
Analyzing the Expectations for Cal-Maine Foods in Fiscal 3Q16
Cal-Maine Foods will report its fiscal 3Q16 results on March 28. Cal-Maine’s stock has gained 2% since its last quarter earnings release on December 23, 2015.
Will Acquisitions Drive McCormick’s Revenue in Fiscal 1Q16?
Analysts are expecting McCormick’s revenue to come in at $1.0 billion for fiscal 1Q16, which represents an increase of 2% compared to fiscal 1Q15 revenue of $1.0 billion.
What Is Ingredion’s Quarterly Dividend per Share?
Ingredion’s price movements on a weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) basis are 0.36%, 4.7%, and 11.4%, respectively.
Snyder’s-Lance Stock Fell 6% after Its Fiscal 2015 Results
Snyder’s-Lance (LNCE) stock fell 6% after the company reported its fiscal 2015 results after the market closed on February 29, 2016.
A Close Look at B&G Foods’ Operating Margins in Fiscal 4Q15
B&G Foods (BGS) reported that operating margin for fiscal 4Q15 rose to 14.2% compared to 12.7% in 4Q14. Operating margin for fiscal 2015 was 17.8% compared to 13.6% in 2014.
What Are Campbell Soup’s Revenue Expectations for Fiscal 2Q16?
Campbell Soup (CPB) mentioned in its preliminary results that it expects reported net sales for 2Q16 to decline by 1% due to the negative impact of currency translation.
Hormel Foods in Fiscal 2016: What’s the Raised Guidance?
Hormel Foods (HRL) has raised its fiscal 2016 EPS (earnings per share) guidance range to $1.50–$1.56. The earlier EPS guidance range was $1.43–$1.48.
Did WhiteWave Foods’ Revenue Meet Expectations in 4Q15?
WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) was expected to report revenue of $1,034 million for 4Q15, a rise of 13.5% YoY (year-over-year). The company reported $1,027 million, an increase of ~13% compared to 4Q14.
How WhiteWave Foods’s Stock Has Performed since 3Q15
On November 9, 2015, WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) reported its 2015 third quarter results, and the stock rose ~5%, reacting to the company’s strong performance.
WhiteWave Foods’ Earnings Expected to Rise 26% in 4Q15
WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) has been showing tremendous positive growth in earnings over the past few quarters. Earnings continue to rise every quarter.
McCormick & Company’s Revenue Rose by 2.4% in Fiscal 4Q15
In fiscal 4Q15, McCormick & Company (MKC) saw its sales grow by 2.4% to $1,201.9 million as compared to fiscal 4Q14.
McCormick & Company’s Stock Rose 4% after Fiscal 4Q15 Results
McCormick & Company’s (MKC) stock rose by 4% to close at $85.41 on January 28 following the release of fiscal 4Q15 earnings.
Lancaster Colony Trades below Key Moving Averages
Lancaster Colony’s (LANC) stock is trading 3.9% below its 100-day moving average, 9.9% below its 50-day moving average, and 11.3% below its 20-day moving average.
Lancaster Colony’s Stock Falls 11% after Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings
Lancaster Colony’s stock fell by 11% to $104.05 on January 28 after the company released its fiscal 2Q16 earnings report. It fell another 2% and closed at $101.68 on January 29.
Tyson Foods’s Revenue Is Expected to Fall 7% in Fiscal 1Q16
Tyson Foods’s (TSN) revenue is expected to fall by 7.2% to $10.0 billion for fiscal 1Q16. Although positive, the revenue growth has been on a declining trend.
Analysts Expect No Growth in Hain Celestial’s Fiscal 2Q16 EPS
Hain Celestial updated its guidance for fiscal 2016 on January 11. The earnings range is now $1.95–$2.10 per diluted share, a rise of 4%-12% as compared to fiscal 2015.
Lancaster Colony’s Revenue and EPS Could Rise in Fiscal 2Q16
Lancaster Colony is set to report its fiscal 2Q16 results on January 28, prior to the market opening. The analysts’ estimate for revenue is $333 million.
McCormick’s Revenue and EPS Estimated to Rise in Fiscal 4Q15
McCormick will report its fiscal 4Q15 results on January 28. The analysts’ estimate for revenue is $1.2 billion, a rise of 1.6% compared to the year-ago quarter.
Bird Flu Impacts Cal-Maine Foods’ Stock
Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) has a market capitalization of $2.4 billion. It rose by 5.2% to close at $49.39 per share as of January 15, 2016.
Brown-Forman Corporation’s Agreement to Sell Its Brands
Brown-Forman has entered into an agreement to sell Southern Comfort and Tuaca trademark to Sazerac for $543.5 million. This agreement will close by March 1.
Moody’s Assigned a ‘Baa1’ Rating to Mondelēz International’s Debt
Mondelēz International (MDLZ) has a market cap of $64.5 billion. MDLZ fell by 3.6% to close at $40.59 per share on January 13, 2016.
How Does Cal-Maine Foods Compare to Its Peers?
ETFs holding Cal-Maine Foods have outperformed CALM based on PE and PBV. However, Cal-Maine Foods is way ahead of its ETFs based on price movement.
Cal-Maine Foods: Revenue and Income Rose in Fiscal 2Q16
On December 23, 2015, Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) reported its fiscal 2Q16 earnings for the quarter ended November 28, 2015. After the report, CALM stock rose by 1.7% to close at $49.59 per share on December 23.
What Diamond Foods’ Segments Contributed in Fiscal 1Q16
Diamond Foods operates in two segments that are the Snack segment and the Nut segment. The latter consists of the Emerald and Diamond of California brands.
Moving Averages of Diamond Foods and Its Peers
As of December 10, Diamond Foods closed at $38.6. The company has shown positive EPS growth in the last fiscal year, contributing to the stock price’s performance.
Come and Get It: Papa John’s Stock Performance and Returns
Between January 4, 2010, and December 31, 2014, Papa John’s price grew from $11.8 to $55.8, with a return of ~373% over five years, for a CAGR of ~36%.
Slicing up Papa John’s Costs and Expenses
From 2010 to 2014, the total costs and expenses of Papa John’s as a percentage of its total sales hovered between 92.3% and 92.9%. In 2014, it was 92.6%.
Sizing up Papa John’s Management and Board of Directors
John H. Schnatter is the founder of Papa John’s and currently serves as the company’s chair and CEO. Steve M. Ritchie is the company’s President and COO.
Why Papa John’s Leads the Pack in Technology Implementation
Papa John’s was first to introduce online ordering at all of its US delivery restaurants in 2001 as well as first to introduce SMS text ordering in 2007.
Assessing Papa John’s Key Revenue Ingredients: Same-Store Sales and Unit Growth
Papa John’s same-store sales at the company-owned restaurants increased by 8.2% in 2014, compared to 6.6% in 2013.
A Recipe for Growth: Reading Papa John’s Franchise-Heavy Model
Papa John’s was operating 4,663 restaurants at the end of 2014, only 735 of which are company-owned. The remaining 3,928 are franchise-operated restaurants.
A Key Rundown of Papa John’s North American Historical Revenues
In 2014, Papa John’s earned total revenues of $1.6 billion, of which nearly 93% was generated from North American operations.
What Do the Moving Averages of Diamond Foods and Peers Indicate?
As of December 3, 2015, Diamond Foods closed at $39.8. It was trading 17.7% above its 100-day moving average and 9.2% above its 50-day moving average.
Post Holdings’ Revenue and Income Rise in Fiscal 4Q15
After its fiscal 4Q15 earnings report, Post Holdings fell by 2.2% to close at $61.99 per share as of November 23, 2015.
J.M. Smucker Company Raised Guidance for Fiscal 2016
J.M. Smucker had a dividend yield of 2.1% as of November 20, 2015. The company’s management has been raising the dividend for the last five years.
Campbell Soup to Report Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results
On November 24, 2015, Campbell Soup (CPB) will report its first quarter earnings for fiscal 2016.
Flowers Foods Reports Mixed Results for 3Q15
Flowers Foods has a market cap of $5.6 billion. Flowers Foods’ year-to-date price movement has been rising quarter-over-quarter in 2015.
How Did Dean Foods Company’s Stock React to Its Earnings Release?
Shares of Dean Foods had reacted negatively to the second quarter earnings release, falling by 3%. The stock now trades lower than where it started in 2015.
Archer Daniels Midland’s Stock Reacts to Unimpressive Results
In November, Archer Daniels Midland reported its 3Q15 results. The company’s stock didn’t react well to the results, falling by 7% and closing at $43.15.
Ingredion Will Report Its 3Q15 Results on October 29
On October 29, 2015, Ingredion (INGR) will report its third quarter results for fiscal 2015. Its shares rose by 7% after the earnings were released in the last quarter.
How Did Diamond Foods Perform Compared to Its Peers?
The peers outperformed Diamond Foods based on the net profit margin and EPS. Diamond Foods is ahead of its peers based on the current ratio, PE ratio, and PBV ratio.
Diamond Foods: Organic Growth Boost the Revenue
According to Diamond Foods’ 4Q15 earnings report, the net revenue rose to $201.810 million—a rise of 8.46% on a quarterly basis.
Performance of General Mills in a Competitive Market
General Mills is way ahead of its ETFs based on price movement, PE, and PB.
Why it’s important to understand Noodles and Co.
Noodles & Company (or NDLS) was founded in 1995. It’s a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves classic noodle and pasta dishes.
What is the outlook for the restaurant industry?
In August, the Restaurant Performance Index stood at 101.9, an increase of 1% from July, which was its first gain in three months.
Why Fiesta is consolidating its food distribution
Fiesta’s partnership with food distributor PFG will allow the growing brands to share a national distribution system and freight consolidation.
Why Fiesta Restaurant Group is seeing significant growth
At the end of the second quarter, Fiesta Restaurant Group’s net income increased 87.4% to $9.3 million, compared to net income of $5 million in 2Q13.
Why Pollo Tropical is recording strong growth
For the 19th consecutive quarter, Pollo Tropical has delivered positive comparable restaurant sales growth.
Second quarter revenue growth is positive for Fiesta
For 2Q14, Fiesta’s total revenues recorded an increase of 9.4% to $154.2 million from $140.9 million in the corresponding quarter last year.
Fiesta Restaurant Group’s brands and restaurant statistics
As of June 2014, Fiesta Restaurant Group owned 112 Pollo Tropical restaurants and 166 Taco Cabana restaurants.
Must-know: An overview of Fiesta Restaurant Group
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. (FRGI) owns, operates, and franchises two fast-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana.
How Burger King is financing its Tim Hortons acquisition
The Tim Hortons (THI) acquisition’s value of about $12.5 billion is more than Burger King’s (BKW) market capitalization of $10.9 billion as of August 26.
Why Starbucks’ year-to-date performance is flat
Although the YTD return is slightly positive, as a company, Starbucks has performed well over the past six years. An investment of $100 on September 28, 2008, in Starbucks would grow to $545.34 on September 29, 2013—compared to $161.17 in the S&P 500 and $236 in the S&P Consumer Discretionary.
Must-know: Investors react to Starbucks’ earnings
Starbucks reported its earnings on July 24 after the market closed. On July 24, shares started trading at $79.59. The day’s high and low were $80.64 and $79.15, respectively. Share volume was approximately seven million shares compared to an average daily volume of ~3.8 million shares.