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BRIEF-Dunkin' Brands says Q3 earnings per share $0.57

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc-

* Dunkin’ brands reports third quarter 2017 results

* Q3 adjusted earnings per share $0.61

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.63 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Q3 earnings per share $0.57

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - qtrly Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. Comparable store sales growth of 0.6%

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - qtrly Baskin-Robbins U.S. comparable store sales decline of 0.4%

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - authorized a new share repurchase program for up to an aggregate of $650 million of its outstanding common stock

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - continues to expect low single digit comparable store sales growth for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. in 2017

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - continues to expect slightly negative comparable store sales for Baskin-Robbins U.S. in 2017

* Dunkin’ Brands-now sees Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. franchisees to add 300 to 320 net new restaurants versus previous expectation of 330 to 350 due to hurricanes

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - approximately 30 restaurants that had been scheduled to open in 2017 will now open in 2018.

* Dunkin’ Brands Group - now expects 2017 GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.17 to $2.25 and diluted adjusted earnings per share of $2.40 to $2.43

* FY2017 earnings per share view $2.43 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc - qtrly revenues $224.2 million versus $207.1 mln

* Q3 revenue view $214.9 million -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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