Domino's, Two Other Restaurants Deliver On Top Line

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With earnings season in full swing, many companies have underwhelmed on the top line. But a round of dividend-paying restaurant firms have posted quarterly sales that topped views.

On Tuesday morning,Domino's Pizza ( DPZ ) delivered Q1 earnings that climbed 26% to 59 cents. That marked its biggest gain in five quarters and it beat views by 4 cents.

After three prior quarters of flat to lower sales, Domino's revenue in the latest period rose 9% to $417.6 million vs. expectations of about $413.77 million. International sales growth was particularly strong.

The pizza giant only started paying dividends in March. The company pays 20 cents a quarter or 80 cents a year. The stock has a yield of about 1.5%.

Domino's has been on a tear since clearing a first-stage cup-with-handle base on Aug. 16 at 36.49.

Dunkin' Brands Group ( DNKN ) recently met expectations with Q1 profit that grew 16% to 29 cents a share. But sales climbed 6% to $161.9 million, edging views of around $161.2 million.

The company added more than 100 stores in the latest quarter. Dunkin' Brands is expanding its namesake donut chain to the West .

Dunkin' Brands recently created a lower buy point at 39.88 within its flat base.

Last week, the company declared a quarterly dividend of 19 cents a share. Dunkin pays 76 cents a share annually. It offers a 2% yield.

Texas Roadhouse ( TXRH ) late Monday beat views with a 19% rise in Q1 earnings and an 11% rise in sales. Shares shot to a record high Tuesday in reaction.

In February, the steakhouse operator raised its quarterly dividend by 3% to 12 cents a share. It pays 48 cents a share annually, which works out to a yield of about 2.3%.



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