The share prices of Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited (ASX: DMP) have declined by over 5% in todayâs trade session. The companyâs shares ended todayâs trade at a price of $38.655, near to his 52 weeks low of $37.720.
Domino's Pizza Enterprises had reported strong half year results in 2019 February with strong growth in Network and online sales. However, the company was expecting its Same Store Sales for FY19 to be within guidance, at the mid-to-lower end of the +3- 6% range and its EBIT to be at the lower end of guidance of $227m-$247m.
As per many media sites, it has been speculated that the company will deliver lower-than-expected profits in the next few years due to the declining growth in the companyâs sales and the planned store rollout.
Half Year Results
In the first half of FY 2019, the companyâs network sales were up by around 14.6% and online sales were up by 16.5%, underscoring the companyâs vision to be the leader in the internet of food in every neighbourhood. During the period, Europe surpassed 1,000 Dominoâs branded stores and Germany surpassed 300 Dominoâs branded store.
H1FY19 Results Summary (Source: Company Reports)
The company reported overall strong performances in Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand, with softer performance in Australia and lower than expected performance in France. Japan has been the companyâsâ standout market, with new Management initiatives materially growing unit economics. As a result, trading performance was strong throughout the half, with EBITDA up +34.3%, reversing a weaker prior December. In Japan, the Company is currently planning to grow through taking share from other QSR categories in carry-out and delivery.
Recently on 22 May 2019, the companyâs CEOs provided update on its operations Europe, ANZ and Japan.
With regards to its Europe operations, in Denmark, the company is planning for initial opening of 10-15 stores in CY 2019. The company is currently focussing on transfer/negotiation of leases, assessment of equipment/facilities, and hiring of new team members. In Luxembourg, the company has progressed with site identification and its first Luxembourg store is anticipated to open in September. The companyâs Management is focused on initiatives to increase the pace of building-out existing markets, particularly through internal franchisees. Dominoâs is examining potential acquisitions within the pizza category.
Now, letâs have a glance at the companyâs share performance and the return it has posted in the last few months. The stock is traded at a price of $38.650, down by 5.037 percent during the dayâs trade with a market capitalisation of ~$3.49 billion as on 28 May 2019. The counter opened the day at $39.660 and reached the dayâs high of $40.00 and touched a dayâs low of $37.720 with a daily volume of ~940,074. In the last six months, the share price of DMP decreased by 13.03% as on 27 May 2019. It had a 52-week high price of $57.800 and touched 52 weeks low of $37.720, with an average volume of ~366,718.
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