NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) shares are falling, down -2.7% to $46.52 in trading on Thursday, following the release of the company's first quarter 2014 earnings report.
The company missed analysts earnings guidance of 36 cents per share by 3 cents.
"We had a difficult first quarter with our comparable store sales growth in the U.S. significantly impacted by severe weather in the regions of the country where most of our Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are located. However, we remain confident that we will hit our targets for the full year," said CEO Nigel Travis.
The Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins franchiser's year over year quarterly revenue was up 6.9% to $171.9 million, missing analysts estimates of $172.2 million.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP INC (DNKN) a BUY. This is driven by some important positives, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."