Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.

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DNKN : NASDAQ : Consumer Services
$59.73 | %
Today's Range: 59.42 - 60.725
Avg. Daily Volume: 1065300.0
03/16/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.57 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 105.17% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)227.14215.71
EBITDA ($mil)125.9118.92
EBIT ($mil)115.58108.47
Net Income ($mil)195.4956.12

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)1112.36431.17
Total Assets ($mil)3937.383227.38
Total Debt ($mil)3075.132435.14
Equity ($mil)8.45-163.26

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin84.684.24
EBITDA Margin55.4255.13
Operating Margin50.8950.29
Sales Turnover0.220.26
Return on Assets8.916.05
Return on Equity4154.240.0
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.791.43
Interest Expense30.2326.4
Interest Coverage3.824.11

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)90.3891.44
Div / share0.320.3
Book value / share0.09-1.79
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1107904.01217190.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 25.44 for the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and a significant discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 634.48 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 15.06. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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DNKN 15.55 Peers 25.44   DNKN 19.34 Peers 17.71

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

DNKN is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

DNKN is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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DNKN 19.85 Peers 23.12   DNKN NM Peers 1.06

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

DNKN is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

DNKN's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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DNKN 634.48 Peers 15.06   DNKN 79.71 Peers 282.31

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

DNKN is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, DNKN is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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DNKN 6.22 Peers 3.60   DNKN 3.81 Peers 10.34

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

DNKN is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

DNKN significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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