The season for reporting second quarter earnings is warming up. I hope to see somewhat better picture of the state-of-economy and who is coming out with flying colors. I am following few selected ones based on my holdings and/or my potential opportunities.
McDonalds Corporation (MCD): The 2Q09 earning per share was $0.98 (vs. $0.87 in 1Q09).
- The key highlight was reduced overall profits on y-o-y basis (vs. $1.04 in 1Q08) due to fluctuations of exchange rates.
- Quarterly dividend of $0.50/share is well covered with earnings. The quarterly payout ratio is 51%.