McDonald's, the world's largest fast food chain restaurant, is scheduled to report fourth-quarter results before the opening bell on Friday, January 22.
The consensus First Call EPS estimate stands at $1.02 compared to last year's gain of $0.87, while revenue is expected to increase by 6.8% to $5.94 billion.
What follows are some facts and figures on how McDonald's shares traded in the most recent earnings reports.
Missed revenue estimates for 4 of the past 8 quarters
Beat EPS estimates for 7 of the past 8 quarters, met once
Beat annual EPS estimates for 4 of the past 5 years
Dollar impact? In 2008, 66% of revenue derived from outside the United States
McDonald's shares are up 1% in 2010, and 21% since the March low
Competitors' Performance in 2010: Burguer King -6%, Wendy's Arby's -1%, Yum! Brands 0%, and Starbucks +3%
McDonald's shares hit a new 52-week high of $64.75 on November 16, 2009
The company's shares are trading 1% above their 50-day moving average
Stock Performance By The Numbers
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Earning Estimates Source: CNBC & Thomson Reuters