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Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
Barclays commented on the U.S. restaurant industry Monday and examined the financial "state" of consumers and how this impacted restaurants in certain regions and states. Analyst Jeffrey A. Bernstein noted that a variety of state-specific...
guardian.co.uk  Mar 11  Comment 
The baked goods giant says it will remove whitening agent from its powdered donuts over fears it might contain toxic nanomaterials Dunkin’ Donuts announced Tuesday it is removing titanium dioxide, a whitening agent, from its powdered donuts....
TheStreet.com  Mar 11  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dunkin' Brands Group  stock is up 1.54% to $47.42 in morning trading Wednesday after Credit Suisse initiated coverage with an "outperform" rating and a $56 price target.  Although investors are concerned with Dunkin's...
CNNMoney.com  Mar 10  Comment 
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Benzinga  Mar 6  Comment 
Speaking on CNBC's Fast Money, Tim Seymour analyzed a 2.98 percent move higher in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: DNKN). The stock has been performing well recently, but he would rather own Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). Karen Finerman...
USAToday.com  Mar 6  Comment 
Dunkin' Donuts agrees to stop using whitening agent in powdered sugar after group objects




 
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Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) runs a series of quick service restaurants (QSR) that sell coffee, baked goods, and ice cream. These products are sold through the Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins brands. These stores are meant to be relatively fast delivery with both drive-thru and counter service. Very few of the stores have table service. The company makes the majority of its money through franchise fees and royalties.[1]

Business Overview

For the full year 2010, Dunkin' Brands' total revenue was $577M. This corresponds to a 7% increase over the $538M announced in 2009. The company reported a net income of $26.9M in 2010 and $35M in 2009.[2]

New Updates

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on July 26, 2011. The company offered 22.25M shares each for $19. This was above the initial price range of $16-$18. The deal raised a total of $423. The lead underwriters were J P Morgan Chase (JPM), Barclays (BCS), and Morgan Stanley (MS).[3]

Trends & Forces

Dependence on the Northeast of the US

Approximately 55% of Dunkin's stores are located in New England and New York. The next 43% are located across the east coast, leaving roughly 2% not on the east coast. This massive dependence on Northeastern and Eastern America provides a significant opportunity to the company to expand to the remaining parts of America. If such an expansion is successful the company may be able to enter many largely untapped markets. However, these other markets are not yet proven to be receptive of the Dunkin' chains and may be more difficult to expand into. [4] [5]

  1. DNKN S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Our Company" pg 1-2
  2. DNKN S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Summary consolidated financial and other data" pg 10
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Dunkin' Brands raises $423 million after pricing IPO at $19, above the range" 26 July 2011
  4. Seeking Alpha "5 Reasons to Buy Dunkin' Donuts, Not Dunkin' Stock" 1 August 2011
  5. DNKN S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS SUMMARY "Continue Dunkin' Donuts US contiguous store expansion" pg 5
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