Dunkin’ Brands Group Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. franchises quick service restaurants (“QSRs”) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as ice cream. The Company operates primarily in the breakfast part of the day within the QSR segment of the restaurant industry. Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. operates worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dunkin’ Brands Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.40 per share on revenues of $183.09 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 46.17.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.43 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.53, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Dunkin’ Brands Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 538 577 628 658
Diluted EPS ($) NA 0.28 0.32 0.93

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 172.39 171.72 161.70 161.86
Diluted EPS ($) 0.15 0.26 0.32 0.22

Past Performance:
Dunkin’ Brands Group has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)