Monday, September 19, 2011

Donut Holes in Dunkin Brands' Books

The asset side of Dunkin’ Brands’ (DNKN-$26.86) balance sheet is bloated, with 55% of total assets, or $1.7 billion, nothing more than intangibles (like franchise “rights” and trade names). Additionally, strip out restricted cash of $73.6 million (escrowed for franchisee advertising and gift-card programs), and working capital slips into jelly red by some $60 million.

Read more: Dunkin’ Donuts Problems Rise - 24/7 Wall St.

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