MCD: McDonald’s Franchisee Survey Leads to Updated Forecasts

By Mark Kalinowski Published on April 22, 2021 at 11:42 AM

McDonald’s plans to release its Q1 earnings before the market open on Thursday, April 29th, to be followed that day by the related earnings release conference call. For Q1E, we retain our existing McDonald’s U.S. same-store sales forecast of +12.2%, which lies +190 basis points above current sell-side consensus (according to Consensus Metrix) of +10.3%. Our Q1E EPS estimate remains at $1.86, five cents above consensus of $1.81.

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YUM: Updating Our Same-Store Sales and EPS Estimates

By Ryan D. Lavender Published on April 8, 2021 at 4:50 PM

With this report, we boost our Q1E same-store sales forecasts as follows: (1) for Taco Bell, up by +1 percentage point to +7% (according to Consensus Metrix, sell-side consensus is at +5.7%, although be aware that Yum Brands does not report its samestore sales out past the decimal point), and (2) for KFC U.S., up by +1 percentage point to +13% (consensus is at +11.6%).

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SBUX Updating Estimates Ahead of 10.29 Earnings Release (and Tidbits)

By Mark Kalinowski Published on October 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Starbucks plans to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the market close on Thursday, October 29th. Ahead of that release, we move up our fiscal Q4E U.S. samestore sales forecast by +2 percentage points, to -11%. This reflects the previouslyannounced -14% number from July and -11% figure from August. Implicitly, our updated full-Q4E projection presumes about a -8% to -9% estimate for September. FYI, according to Consensus Metrix, sell-side consensus for full-fiscal Q4E is at -11.8% (although keep in mind that Starbucks does not report out its same-store sales past the decimal point).

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