Restaurants: The BlackBox Index for January 2021 Shows Stimulus Benefits

By Ryan D. Lavender Published on February 11, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Earlier today (Thursday, February 11th) we learned that the BlackBox Index of same-store sales for January 2021 was down by -4.9%, with same-store traffic off by -12.2%. The -4.9% figure is +840 basis points better than the -13.3% number for December 2020, and +550 basis points better than the -10.3% figure for Q4 2020 as a whole.

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DNKN (Post-Call) Looking Beyond Q2

By Mark Kalinowski Published on August 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Earlier today, Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN; Neutral) reported Q2 adjusted EPS of $0.86, surpassing our $0.82 forecast and sell-side consensus (according to Consensus Metrix) of $0.82. Dunkin’ notes that about two cents of the EPS beat is due to “recognized excess tax benefits.”

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