Domino's Dishes Out a Very Tasty Second Quarter for Investors

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There is more for investors to feast on at Domino's Pizza  (DPZ) than a single quarter of earnings, although the second quarter results from the company were quite tasty.

Domino's Pizza second-quarter earnings, released Tuesday morning, surpassed Wall Street consensus by 2 cents, led by international same-store sales growth of 7.7%.  It was the third consecutive quarter in which Domino's Pizza notched sequentially stronger same-store sales growth from its international operations, and followed a 7.4% increase in the first quarter.  As for the key domestic franchise business, same-store sales increased 5.5%, following a 4.9% in the first quarter and surpassing McDonald's (MCD) U.S. second quarter same-store sales decline of 1.5%.   

But the real story on Domino's Pizza is in the historical performance of the company.

Domino's Pizza, the No. 1 pizza delivery company in the U.S. based on reported consumer spending, has built up a plethora of tasty financial trends in its business in two year's time. Year-over-year revenue growth has been positive since the second quarter of 2012, no small feat as rival Papa John's (PZZA) has introduced new menu items that include an eight-inch dessert cookie and a "Cinnapie," aggressive bundle deal promotions (buy a pizza, get a Pepsi (PEP) 2-liter soda) and online ordering capabilities. Further, fast casual restaurants Chipotle (CMG) and Starbucks (SBUX) continue to drive strong traffic nearly around the clock -- the latter has unveiled a fresh round of evening menu items designed to capture the post-work dinner crowd.

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