|Company name||DineEquity, Inc.|
|Live stock price||[stckqut]DIN[/stckqut]|
|Confident Investor Rating||Poor|
The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=din
DineEquity, Inc. is engaged in the development, operation and franchising of International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants. The Company owns, operates and franchises two restaurant concepts in the casual dining and family dining categories: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, and IHOP. The franchise operations segment consists of 1,609 restaurants operated by Applebee’s franchisees in the United States, one United States territory and 15 countries outside of the United States. The company restaurant operations segment consists of 398 company-operated restaurants in the United States and one company-operated restaurant in China. The franchise operations segment consists of 1,443 restaurants operated by IHOP franchisees and area licensees in the United States, two United States territories and two countries outside of the United States. The company restaurant operations segment consists of 12 company-operated restaurants in the United States.
Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock. It is not possible to confidently invest in a company that is not currently profitable.