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Arcos Dorados Holding Inc (NYSE: ARCO) rated to Neutral by Credit Suisse

Monday,  Sep 16, 2013  8:25 AM ET by Betsy O'Brien Harrison

Credit Suisse rated
Arcos Dorados Holding Inc (NYSE: ARCO) to Neutral.

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. is a McDonald?s franchisee. As of December 31, 2010, the Company operated or franchised 1,755 McDonald?s-branded restaurants, which represented 6.7% of McDonald?s total franchised restaurants globally. It operates McDonald?s-branded restaurants under two different operating formats, Company-operated restaurants and franchised restaurants. As of December 31, 2010, of its 1,755 McDonald?s-branded restaurants in the territories, 1,292 (or 74%) were Company-operated restaurants and 463 (or 26%) were franchised restaurants. It generates revenues from two sources: sales by Company-operated restaurants and revenues from franchised restaurants, which consist of rental income, which is based on the greater of a flat fee or a percentage of sales reported by franchised restaurants. As of December 31, 2010, it owned the land for 510 of its restaurants (totaling approximately 1.2 million square meters) and the buildings for all but 12 of its restaurants.

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