New York, New York (PressExposure) March 16, 2012 -- The investment strategy of McDonald's Corporation to continually innovate has been highly successful in driving corporate earnings year after year, according to Sasha Cekerevac, contributor to popular financial e-newsletter Profit Confidential. Cekerevac highlights the latest innovations of McDonald's in his recent article, Why McDonald's Is Brilliant.
Cekerevac notes that continued innovation has driven the stock price of McDonald's from $13.00 in 2003, to approximately $100.00 today, with a dividend yield of 2.78%.
"A recent example is in France where McDonald's is coming out with a baguette-based burger, called the 'McBaguette,'" says Cekerevac. "In 14 European countries alone, McDonald's has 20 different menus that have been tweaked slightly to better fit in with the local market."
Cekerevac believes that this investment strategy not only adds a local flavor, but it also drives corporate earnings and margins, as these products are being charged at a slight premium to McDonald's regular menu.
"McDonald's investment strategy of trying new, innovative ideas by slightly tweaking its business model to the local market has been extremely successful," says Cekerevac.
Investing in blue-chips is all about longevity, and Cekerevac notes that innovation is the only way to grow corporate earnings. "A solid, long-term investment strategy needs to be in place for share prices to continue to go up."
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