Brinker sees FY15 adjusted EPS $3.00-$3.15, consensus $3.11 Sees FY15 comparable restaurant sales to increase 1%-2%; Sees FY15 company-owned new restaurant development to add YoY capacity growth of about 1%; Sees FY15 restaurant operating margin to improve 25 to 50 basis points YoY. Sees FY15 free cash flow $180M-$190M.
Brinker increases dividend 14%, authorizes $250M stock repurchase The board for Brinker International declared a quarterly dividend of 32c per share on the common stock, representing a 14% increase in Brinker's quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable Sept. 24 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 4. Brinker's board also authorized an additional $250M in share repurchases. With the additional amount, Brinker will have approximately $567M in available authorization.