Did Starbucks Just Buy the Next Starbucks?

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  • Report this Comment On November 11, 2011, at 8:35 PM, OklaBoston wrote:

    The next company to go from unknown outside a particular region (as Starbucks once was) to nationally known and widely popular is one I'm a regular customer at. It went public recently under the ticker symbol DNKN. I won't enter a pick on it for a while because it simply hasn't been public long enough to suit me. Even the best companies tend to be overpriced at this point in the IPO cycle, but when it falls below it's IPO price...

  • Report this Comment On November 14, 2011, at 9:39 AM, sscroggi wrote:

    While I am not a cheerleader for Jamba, I think you missed something. Jamba's revenues are falling fast, but largely because of switching from company stores (revenue is 100 cents on the dollar in the register) to franchises (royalty revenue is less than 10 cents on the dollar in the register).

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