SeekingAlpha  Sep 17  Comment 
By Alpha Now at Thomson Reuters: By David Aurelio Tax reform is a hot topic on Capitol Hill, and the debate is largely fueled by concerns related to tax inversions. The U.S. federal corporate income tax rate of 35% is the highest in the...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 17  Comment 
By WestEnd511: Tim Horton (NYSE:THI) reported preliminary SSSg for Q3 that showed strong sequential acceleration from Q2. Canadian SSSg was +3.6% and US SSSg was +7%, vs. the +2.6% and +5.9% SSSg reported in Q2, respectively. While the company did...
Canada.com  Sep 16  Comment 
Documents filed with regulators on Tuesday illustrated lengthy talks between Burger King and Tim Hortons that began last March with a suggestion to billionaire investor Warren Buffet
Canada.com  Sep 15  Comment 
Tim Hortons released stronger than expected preliminary Q3 sales results just weeks after debuting a darker blend of java
newratings.com  Sep 15  Comment 
MIAMI-DADE-COUNTY (dpa-AFX) - Canadian coffee and dough-nut chain Tim Hortons, Inc. (THI, THI.TO) on Monday pre-announced preliminary same-store sales growth results for the third quarter of 2014 quarter-to-date period. For the third quarter...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 13  Comment 
By Options Calling: Burger King Risking Top Line For A Better Bottom Line? On August 24, Burger King Worldwide (NYSE:BKW) and Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) revealed that they were in merger talks, upon which the result would be an emergence of a...
Reuters  Sep 11  Comment 
Burger King Worldwide Inc is lining up a $7.25 billion loan package to finance its $11.5 billion acquisition of Canadian quick service restaurant chain Tim Hortons , sources...
Canada.com  Sep 10  Comment 
Burger King’s deal to buy Tim Hortons looks more attractive on the merits of its controlling shareholder than the fast food giant’s performance, particularly if you stack it up against the coffee chain it is buying
Forbes  Sep 10  Comment 
Canadian stocks overall look a bit cheaper than U.S. equities right now. Here are five to consider.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 9  Comment 
By Dale Roberts: Recently Burger King (NYSE:BKW) took over Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) in a deal that created the third largest quick serve restaurant operation "in the world." I booked some massive profits, but I was not happy. I was not happy to make...


Tim Hortons, Inc. (NYSE:THI) is the largest fast food restaurant chain in Canada (and the fourth-largest in all of North America) based on market capitalization.[1] Its best selling product is coffee, and the chain is known for its "double-double," a coffee with two creams and two sugars. Tim Horton's also has a food menu to complement its beverage selection, offering doughnuts, sandwiches, and other food items.

Despite intense competition throughout Canada coming from other fast food giants such as McDonald's, Tim Horton’s has acquired more than 75% share of customer traffic in Canada’s coffee and baked goods sector. The company views Quebec and Western Canada as its fastest-growing domestic markets and as opportunities for further expansion. Tim Horton's has also been eager to expand U.S. operations, since it already has high market saturation in Canada. This is problematic, as it is forced to compete with entrenched brands like Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's (MCD), and Starbucks, and it hasn’t been that successful in the U.S. markets.

Another issue that the company confronts rising prices for commodities such as coffee, oil, wheat, and sugar, which have compressed margins. Tim Horton's must keep its products affordable to attract customers, which keeps it from passing these costs directly onto consumers.

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