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January 22, 2014
11:39 EDTCAKE, DIN, DRI, BLMN, EATBrinker hits 52-week high after better than expected results
Shares of casual restaurant operator Brinker International (EAT) are rallying after the company's second quarter results beat expectations. Brinker owns and operates Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants and also franchises the brands. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Brinker reported second quarter adjusted earnings of 59c per share and revenue of $704.4M, compared to analysts' consensus estimates of 58c and $699.23M, respectively. Comparable restaurant sales at company-owned restaurants increased 0.8% in the quarter. On its earnings conference call, Brinker said it was "optimistic" about the second half of 2014. The company expects the rate of commodity inflation to remain flat through this calendar year and noted that 75% of its commodities are contracted through the end of the current fiscal year. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors this morning, Citigroup said that Brinker continues to gain market share and outperformed the industry during the quarter in terms of same-store sales in each month. Citi said the company's slightly better than expected results, coupled with low investor expectations for Brinker, could cause the shares to rise. The firm maintained a Buy rating with a $49 price target. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Brinker rose $2.56, or 5.5%, to $49.25 on heavy trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock hit a fresh 52-week high of $50.74, and it's up over 51% in the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Brinkers' competitors include Darden Restaurants (DRI), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), DineEquity (DIN) and Bloomin' Brands (BLMN).
News For EAT;DRI;CAKE;BLMN;DIN From The Last 14 Days
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July 29, 2015
08:16 EDTDINDineEquity raises FY15 IHOP domestic system-wide same-restaurant sales view
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08:12 EDTDINDineEquity reports Q2 domestic system wide same-restaurant IHOP sales up 6.2%
Reports Q2 domestic system wide same-restaurant sales up 1.0% at Applebee's.
08:10 EDTDINDineEquity reports Q2 adjusted EPS $1.53, consensus $1.47
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July 23, 2015
06:57 EDTDRIDarden threatened with default call by bondholders over real estate, WSJ reports
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July 22, 2015
19:02 EDTCAKEOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:23 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory sees FY15 food cost inflation flat to up 1%
Management stated that the company expects to pay more for eggs this year due to impact from avian flu. The company is about 65% contracted for dairy in the second half of FY15, versus 10% in the second half of FY14.
17:21 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory sees Q4 SSS up 1%-2%
17:20 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory sees 'strong sales momentum to continue in Q3'
Sees Q3 G&A cost 70-90 basis points above Q3 of FY14.
17:19 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory raises FY15 EPS sensitivity to $2.29-$2.35, consensus $2.25
Sees FY15 SSS up 2.5% at its midpoint.
17:17 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory sees Q3 EPS 53c-56c, consensus 53c
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16:20 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory raises quarterly dividend by 21% to 20c per share
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16:19 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory continues to see 11 company-owned restaurants opening in FY15
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16:16 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory reports Q2 SSS up 2.8%
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16:16 EDTCAKECheesecake Factory reports Q2 EPS 69c, consensus 62c
Reports Q2 revenue $529.1M, consensus $530.45M.
15:26 EDTCAKENotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Qualcomm (QCOM), consensus 95... American Express (AXP), consensus $1.32... Texas Instruments (TXN), consensus 65c... Las Vegas Sands (LVS), consensus 61c... Crown Castle (CCI), consensus $1.06... Discover Financial (DFS), consensus $1.32... Tractor Supply (TSCO), consensus $1.11... SanDisk (SNDK), consensus 33c... SL Green Realty (SLG), consensus $1.56... Xilinx (XLNX), consensus 54c... Weatherford (WFT), consensus (12c)... F5 Networks (FFIV), consensus $1.60... United Rentals (URI), consensus $1.74... Fortinet (FTNT), consensus 9c... LaSalle Hotel (LHO), consensus 89c... Oceaneering International (OII), consensus 68c... Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), consensus 62c.

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