McDonald's Greasy Results: Fool by Numbers

On June 30, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD  ) released earnings for the period ending on July 21, 2005.

  • EPS of $0.42 included a $0.09-per-stub tax expense for repatriating $3.2 billion in international earnings.
  • Global same-store sales increased by 2.8% over last year's second quarter.
  • Net revenue and operating income each benefited from foreign currency exchange, by 5% and 3%, respectively.
  • Roughly 20 million shares were repurchased during the quarter at an approximate price of $600 million, or $30 per stub.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

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Related Companies:

  • CKE Restaurants (NYSE: CKR  )
  • Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ  )
  • Papa John's (Nasdaq: PZZA  )
  • Sonic (Nasdaq: SONC  )
  • Wendy's (NYSE: WEN  )
  • Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM  )

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Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers first began writing for the Fool in 2003. Today, he's an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. At, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Find him online at or send email to For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

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