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