$MCD (McDonald's Corp.)

$MCD {{ '2016-01-25T13:34:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

World's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants $MCD's global comparable sales for 4Q15 grew 5%. In U.S., comparable sales rose 5.7%, benefiting from Oct. launch of All Day Breakfast and unseasonably mild weather. International comparable sales increased 4.2% on strong performance in the U.K., Canada and Australia.

$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.

$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.

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