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SeekingAlpha  Aug 30  Comment 
By The Specialist: Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) lately has been eating Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ:DNKN) lunch then washing it down with their own dark and rich coffee. While Starbucks continues to defy gravity, punching in its 18th consecutive quarter of...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 30  Comment 
By George Hanley: Shareholders in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) have enjoyed strong upside over the past five years, with the company's stock price up more than 400%, thanks to gradually improving profitability as well as a sizable expansion...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 29  Comment 
By FNF Solutions: Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN), the parent company of the famous Baskin Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts, may not be an investor's first choice due to a multitude of factors. One of them is that the brand competes with giants like...
Motley Fool  Aug 29  Comment 
Some are addicted to both brands of coffee, but maybe it’s time to face reality on the better brand.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 28  Comment 
Dunkin' Donuts debuted its new dark-roast coffee, the first hot dark roast in its 64-year history, on Thursday at a Modesto, Calif., store, and plans to sell it nationwide starting Sept. 22.
BusinessWeek  Aug 28  Comment 
Tim Hortons expansion plans will run into Dunkin' Donuts overseas
SeekingAlpha  Aug 27  Comment 
By Orange Peel Investments: Burger King's (NYSE:BKW) purchase of Tim Horton's (NYSE:THI) could be one of the better M&A deals we've seen in a while, for a couple of reasons. First, both brands are fantastic; Burger King is a staple in the fast...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 25  Comment 
By The Specialist: The results of the first quarter of the year for Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) were disappointing. CEO Nigel Travis said the reason for this was the harsh winter weather closed businesses and schools and disrupted the...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 24  Comment 
By John-Erik Koslosky: On the surface, the idea seems silly - selling McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) coffee by the bag on store shelves. After all, this is a restaurant chain best known for its burgers and fries, not its coffee. At least not the way...
Benzinga  Aug 20  Comment 
Shares of Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) peaked at $53.05 per share back in March and have since been underperforming the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow Jones indices. In a note to clients on Wednesday, analysts at Barclays find the pullback in shares...




 
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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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