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Benzinga  Nov 17  Comment 
Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees, ABDD Arizona, to develop seven restaurants in Phoenix. The group's...
Benzinga  Nov 13  Comment 
Mike Khouw said on CNBC's Options Action that 13 times average daily options volume was traded in Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: DNKN) on Wednesday. He explained that a trader closed a position initiated in October, in the November 47.5 calls,...
TheStreet.com  Nov 13  Comment 
NEW YORK -- Dunkin' Brands has been lighting up OptionMonster's tracking systems, and Wednesday the breakout began.  Our proprietary ResearchLab market scanner spotted the doughnut chain in late October as it squeezed between its 50- and...
Benzinga  Nov 12  Comment 
CNBC Fast Money's Jon Najarian said on "Halftime Report Final Trade" that Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ: DNKN) is a buy because he noticed unusual options activity in the name. Pete Najarian thinks that the market is going higher and he...
Motley Fool  Nov 12  Comment 
You might not like paying more at Starbucks, but rising prices seem to be a good thing for SBUX investors.
TheStreet.com  Nov 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In an attempt to keep the sales and profits flowing nearly around the clock, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks are planning to sell more dinner-friendly foods in 2015. The endless-work clock that many folks are on --...
Motley Fool  Nov 4  Comment 
They both sell coffee and baked goods, but there's one big difference that sets them apart
USAToday.com  Nov 4  Comment 
You won't see this ice cream coming.




 
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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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