McDonald’s (MCD) Stock Pops on Q2 Earnings Beat

  • McDonald’s (MCD) stock is rising alongside its second-quarter earnings report.
  • This comes as earnings per share (EPS) beat out estimates by 8 cents.
  • However, Q2 revenue came in below analysts’ expectations.
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McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) stock is getting a boost on Tuesday following the release of the fast-food chain’s earnings report for the second quarter of 2022.

The positive news for MCD stock starts with its adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.55. That’s better than the $2.47 per share that Wall Street had estimated for the quarter. It’s also an 8% increase compared to adjusted diluted EPS of $2.37 from the same period last year.

On the flip side, however, McDonald’s also reported revenue of $5.72 billion. That’s worse than the $5.82 billion analysts had expected for Q2. It’s also a 3% drop from the $5.89 billion the company reported in Q2 2021.

Chris Kempczinski, President and CEO of McDonald’s, said the following in the earnings report:

“By focusing on our customers and crew, enabled by a rapidly growing digital capability, we delivered global comparable sales growth of nearly 10%. Nonetheless, the operating environment across the competitive landscape remains challenging. While we are planning for a wide range of scenarios, I am confident that our plans and people position McDonald’s to weather this environment better than others.”

McDonald’s did not include guidance for Q3 — or for the rest of the year — in its most recent earnings report.

MCD stock is up 1.7% as of Tuesday morning, but shares are also still down 5% since the start of the year.

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