Dunkin’ Donuts stock is share ownership in Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. (symbol DNKN on Nasdaq), which has two main restaurant chains—Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.
Dunkin’ Donuts is responsible for 75% of revenue, while Baskin-Robbins accounts for 25%. The Massachusetts-based company has more than 11,900 Dunkin’ Donuts outlets and over 7,700 Baskin-Robbins locations in 60 countries. Franchisees operate nearly all of these stores.
Dunkin’ Donuts stock first sold shares to the public at $19.00 each on July 27, 2011.
The company’s sales rose 29.1%, from $628.2 million in 2011 to $810.9 million in 2015. Earnings jumped 84.8%, from $101.7 million to $187.9 million. Due to fewer shares outstanding, per-share earnings gained 105.3%, from $0.94 to $1.93.
Dunkin’ Donuts stock is benefiting from its 2015 deal with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (symbol GMCR on Nasdaq) to make Dunkin’ Donuts single-serve coffee pods (called K-Cups).
The company recently launched a new mobile app that lets customers use their smartphones to pay for their purchases. Mobile ordering has been a huge hit for rival Starbucks.
Most of the company’s Dunkin’ Donuts outlets are concentrated in New York and New England, so it has lots of room to expand across the U.S. Baskin-Robbins is pursuing international growth prospects, most notably in Japan, South Korea and the Middle East.
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