Fast-food giant McDonald's Corporation (
) announced on Monday that its global comparable sales increased in
November, outpacing analyst expectations.
The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company saw its global comparable
sales, otherwise known as same store sales, increase +2.4% in
November while Wall Street estimates were at +0.2%. Comparable
sales (comps) are an important metric used to measure a retailer's
performance, since they only take into account sales at stores open
at least one year.
McDonald's US comparable sales rose +2.4% on estimates of +0.6%;
European comps were up +1.4% on the consensus of up +0.1%; Asian,
Middle Eastern, and African comps were up +0.6% versus the
expectation of decline by -0.9%.
McDonald's shares were up $1.91, or +2.16%, in premarket trading
McDonad's is the largest and most well known fast food
restaurateur in the world. The home of the Big Mac reported net
income of $1.46 billion, or $1.43 per share, on revenues of $7.15
billion in the most recent quarter.
McDonald's Dividend In Focus
McDonald's has paid out a
dividend of $3.08 per share over the past 12
, which is a yield of about 3.48% based on Friday's closing price
of $88.48. The company raised its quarterly dividend by 7 cents for
its most recent distribution, increasing the quarterly payout from
70 cents to 77 cents per share. McDonald's next dividend of 77
cents per share has a pay date of December 17, however the
ex-dividend date, November 29, has already passed (view the
for information on all upcoming ex-dividend dates).
Recent McDonald's dividends include:
March 15, 2012:
June 15, 2012:
September 18, 2012:
December 17, 2012:
In addition to its consistent increase in quarterly dividend
payout every year, McDonald's has increased its total dividend
payout over the past three years. However MCD payout ratio has
roughly been in the same range over the past three, even showing
some decline because of an increase in EPS:
McDonald's vs. The Competition
Dividend.com has identified several stocks that are in the
same sector as McDonald's, including The Wendy's Company (
), Yum! Brands (
), and Bob Evans (
). McDonald's current dividend yield is the highest among these
quick-service restaurant operators.
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