$MCD (McDonald's Corp.)

$MCD {{ '2016-01-25T16:17:17+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

CEO Steve Easterbrook stated that its turnaround plan is the first step to "fortifying" the fundamentals of its business and restarting growth. He also said that $MCD will build on this foundation as the company is positioned for long-term growth that will drive shareholder value in 2016 and beyond.

$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.

$MCD {{ '2017-04-25T12:47:05+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MCD McDonald's Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 Highlights

$OMC {{ '2017-04-18T14:08:57+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$OMC said that the major account wins like Volkswagen, $T and $MCD are contributing to the company at this point. With regards to the timing of the wins, the company commented that $PG and AT&T were from 2Q16 and 4Q16 respectively. Volkswagen and $MCD wins were in early 2017.

$CTSH {{ '2017-02-06T12:49:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CTSH said it has been selected by Riyadh International Catering Corp. as a strategic partner to enable $MCD's restaurant chain in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to become a digital enterprise, transforming customer experience and service agility.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T17:17:27+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD expects the food at home deflation in 2017 to not be as favorable as it was in 2016. The Informal Eating Out industry is projected to be relatively muted in 2017. If grocery store prices continue to rise, the company views this as a positive for some of its traffic.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T17:05:26+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the International Lead markets, as part of refranchising, $MCD is selling lower volume restaurants with potentially lower margins. In the near term, this slightly impacts the franchise margin percent. The margins were also pressured by lease costs. $MCD said positive comparable sales will help drive healthy margins.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T16:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

By mid-2017, $MCD expects to refranchise over 3,500 restaurants towards its goal of refranchising 4,000 by the end of 2018. The China/Hong Kong transaction, which is expected to close mid-2017, is the most significant transaction of the company’s refranchising efforts resulting in the sale of more than 1,750 company-owned stores.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T16:36:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In the Foundational markets, $MCD saw positive comparable sales of 11.1% for 4Q16 and 10% for 2016 with strong performance in Japan and certain markets in Latin America, throughout 2016, as well as solid results across the segment’s remaining geographic regions.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T16:30:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 4Q16, $MCD delivered strong performance in the UK driven by new food news, a steady focus on core classics and value. Australia continued its positive momentum despite intensified competition in the marketplace. The company saw strong performance in Canada and sees significant opportunity for improvement in Germany and France.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T16:20:31+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD's global comparable sales were up 3.8% for 2016. Operating income increased 7% for 4Q16 and 11% for 2016 in constant currencies. The company’s EPS increased 12% in 4Q16 and 16% in 2016 in constant currencies. Restaurant cash flows grew worldwide and $MCD saw all-time highs in many major markets, including the US.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T13:36:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q16, $MCD reported sales by company-operated restaurants of $3.6Bil, down 9% YoverY. Revenue from franchised restaurants grew 3% YoverY to $2.37Bil.Operating income for the quarter grew 5%.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T13:33:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD has returned $2.2Bil to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends in 4Q16, and $14.2Bil for FY16, marking the successful achievement of the Company's targeted return of $30Bil for the three-year period ending 2016. The Company has also announced a 6% increase in its dividend beginning in 4Q16.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T13:32:29+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$MCD McDonald's Corp. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 and FY16 Highlights

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T13:31:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 4Q16, $MCD delivered a 2.7% growth in its global comparable sales, but U.S. comparable sales fell 1.3%. The lower U.S. comparable sales reflects the challenging comparison against the prior year launch of the very successful All-Day Breakfast. Comparable sales for International Lead segment grew 2.8% and grew 4.7% in the High Growth segment.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-23T13:23:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Fast-food chain $MCD reported a 1% YoverY drop in its 4Q16 net income to $1.2Bil. On per share basis, earnings grew 10% to $1.44, reflecting the decrease in weighted average shares outstanding. Revenue decreased 5% YoverY to $6Bil, due to the impact of refranchising.

$MCD {{ '2017-01-09T12:50:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MCD said the consideration will be settled by cash & by new shares in the company issued to $MCD. After transaction close, CITIC & CITIC Capital will have a controlling stake of 52%, while Carlyle & $MCD will have interests of 28% & 20%, respectively. The partnership intends to add over 1,500 restaurants in China & Hong Kong over the next 5 years.

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