$MCD (McDonald's Corp.)

$MCD {{ '2016-01-25T16:53:46+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the high growth segment, $MCD's 4Q15 comparable sales increased 3%. China's 4Q15 comparable sales increased 4%. $MCD expects to open more than 250 restaurants in China, the highest of any of its markets.

$MCD {{ '2017-09-07T13:59:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD said it plans to expand its McCafé coffee drinks to the beverage aisle in 2018 with three new ready-to-drink McCafé Frappes, Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla, in partnership with $KO. The new drinks, to be produced, distributed and marketed by the Coca-Cola system, will be available in re-sealable PET bottles at retailers nationwide.

$MCD {{ '2017-09-06T13:48:51+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD relaunched its McCafé experience, introducing new café-quality espresso beverages and expanded retail offerings. In early 2018, McCafé will also expand its retail presence by partnering with The Coca-Cola Company to introduce a line of ready-to-drink McCafé Frappé beverages in three flavors, Caramel, Vanilla, and Mocha.

$MCD {{ '2017-08-08T14:56:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Under $MCD’s Vision 2022 strategy, the opening pace of new restaurants in mainland China is expected to ramp up from about 250 per year in 2017 to 500 per year in 2022. It plans to increase the restaurant portfolio mix in tier 3-4 cities to about 45% of all $MCD restaurants in China and grow Experience of the Future restaurants to over 90%.

$MCD {{ '2017-08-08T14:56:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD announced a series of development initiatives for mainland China termed Vision 2022. The Vision 2022 strategy aims to drive double-digit sales growth in each of the next five years by increasing the number of restaurants from 2,500 to 4,500, including delivery hub coverage of over 75% of restaurants, by the end of 2022.

$MCD {{ '2017-08-08T14:55:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD has partnered with CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital Partners, and $CG to operate its businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong. The deal was completed on July 31, 2017, creating the largest McDonald's franchisee outside the US. The sale to the China franchisee includes about 2,500 restaurants in Mainland China and about 240 in Hong Kong.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T22:16:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD has expanded McDelivery with UberEATS to 13 countries, including 3,500 restaurants in the US in the past three months. McDelivery is now available across the globe from over 7,800 restaurants in 47 countries and six continents. $MCD has annual systemwide delivery sales of nearly $1Bil across various markets in Asia and the Middle East.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T16:40:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD commented that the $AMZN-$WFM deal announcement demonstrates the disruptive and fast-paced nature of the business world. $MCD continues to challenge itself and is committed to remain competitive on value. $MCD believes deliveries are a good example of how the industry is responding to rapidly-changing consumer expectations.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T16:15:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

With regards to the UberEATS delivery program, $MCD stated that stores near college locations have seen more success compared to others. There is also some success in lower socio-economic areas and downtown areas or places where people don’t have access to cars. $MCD will work with UberEATS on plans for expansion beyond existing markets.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T15:55:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD expects to close its China-Hong Kong refranchising transaction in the coming weeks. With its completion, the company will reach its global refranchising target of about 4,000 restaurants more than a full year ahead of its original targeted timeline.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T15:46:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

The biggest component of $MCD’s income is franchise margins, which represent about 75% of total restaurant margin dollars. In 2Q17, franchise margins grew to over $2Bil, up 8% in constant currency. Company-operated margin dollars were relatively flat for the quarter while the company-operated margin percentage grew 160BP to 18.7%.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T15:34:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2Q17, $MCD grew global guest count by 3% resulting in strong earnings growth. This strength was broadbased as the company grew comparable sales and guest counts in all its top nine markets. The UK saw positive comparable sales along with Canada and Germany. In Japan, $MCD saw double-digit comparable sales during the quarter.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T13:18:32+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MCD McDonald's Corporation Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T12:44:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 2Q17, $MCD’s system-wide sales rose 8% in constant currencies, due to strong comparable sales performance and restaurant expansion. In the High Growth segment, comparable sales grew 7%, led by strong performance in China and positive results across the entire segment. In the Foundational Markets & Corporate segment, comparable sales rose 13%.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T12:41:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 2Q17, $MCD’s global comparable sales increased 6.6%, reflecting positive guest counts in all segments. In the US, comparable sales increased 3.9%, reflecting the national cold beverage value promotion and the launch of the Signature Crafted premium sandwich platform. Comparable sales for the International Lead segment increased 6.3%.

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T12:36:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD reported a 28% increase in 2Q17 earnings. Net income was $1.39Bil compared to $1.09Bil in 2Q16. Diluted EPS increased 36% to $1.70 from last year. Consolidated revenues decreased 3% to $6Bil versus the prior-year period, due to the impact of the company's strategic refranchising initiative.

$MCD {{ '2017-06-01T12:11:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD announced Hubert Lee as the Developmental Licensee (DL) for its Taiwan market. $MCD entered into a Multi Unit Franchise Agreement for the Taiwan market with De Yu Co. Ltd., a consortium of investors led by Lee, with Lee holding a 70% controlling stake. Lee will be actively involved in $MCD's business in Taiwan.

$MCD {{ '2017-04-25T16:35:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD said that the U.S. guest count was negative in 1Q17. When adjusting for the leap day effect from last year, it was relatively flat.

$MCD {{ '2017-04-25T15:54:44+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD said that it didn't lose momentum in the U.K. since Brexit and it is still investing aggressively in the U.K. In France, $MCD faces challenging macroeconomic environment. In Australia, the company had good results in the last two or three years and it has to adjust with the competition. In Germany, $MCD is off to a slow start in 2017.

$MCD {{ '2017-04-25T13:42:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD's comparable sales for the International Lead segment increased 2.8% in 1Q17, primarily driven by continued momentum in the UK and Canada's successful launch of All Day Breakfast. In the High Growth segment, comparable sales rose 3.8%, and in Foundational Markets & Corporate segment, it rose 10.7%.

$MCD {{ '2017-04-25T13:36:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Burger chain $MCD reported 4% growth in global comparable store sales in 1Q17, though revenues declined 4% to $5.67Bil due to the impact of refranchising. Net income was $1.21Bil, or $1.47 per share, higher than $1.12Bil, or $1.25 per share in the year-over quarter.

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