McDonald's tops 2Q profit forecasts

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) _ McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.09 billion.

The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said it had profit of $1.25 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.45 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.38 per share.

The world’s biggest hamburger chain posted revenue of $6.27 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.28 billion.

McDonald’s shares have increased almost 8 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 6 per cent. The stock has increased 31 per cent in the last 12 months.


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