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SeekingAlpha  Sep 24  Comment 
By Critical Timing: The proposed merger between Burger King Worldwide (NYSE:BKW) and Canada's Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) has been characterized as a canny tax-saving maneuver, aka tax inversion. The two companies entered an agreement to create the...
Canada.com  Sep 23  Comment 
Stocks in companies on the firing line of new measures to prevent corporations avoiding taxes by moving abroad are falling today
Reuters  Sep 23  Comment 
Burger King Worldwide and Tim Hortons Inc on Tuesday said their $11.5 billion merger is "moving forward as planned," as new Treasury Department rules on corporate tax...
USAToday.com  Sep 23  Comment 
Trade groups say Treasury's new rules on tax inversions could cause 'bad economic results.'
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...




 

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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