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July 24, 2013
11:36 EDTPNRAPanera falls after disappointing results, lowered outlook
Shares of national bakery-cafe operator and franchiser Panera Bread (PNRA) are falling after the company reported disappointing second quarter results and issued a weak outlook for the third quarter and full year. WHAT’S NEW: Last night, Panera reported second quarter earnings per share of $1.74 and revenue of $589M. Consensus estimates for EPS and revenue were $1.77 and $596.02M, respectively. The company also issued disappointing guidance for the third quarter and full year. They forecast third quarter EPS of $1.32-$1.36 against analyst views of $1.46. Full year EPS was lowered to $6.75-$6.85, consensus $7.05. The company said its lower EPS target reflects lower than previously expected growth in company-owned comparable bakery-cafe sales. The company lowered its target for company-owned same cafe sales growth for fiscal 2013 to 3.0% to 5.0%, from its previous target of 4.0% to 5.0%. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors, Stifel analyst Paul Westra said Panera shares appear to be fairly valued despite the company's still impressive long-term growth prospects. Stifel reiterated its Hold rating on the restaurant operator's stock. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Panera fell $13.36 or 7.34% to $168.65 on more than three times the average daily volume.
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September 9, 2014
15:07 EDTPNRAPanera Bread announces integration With Apple Pay
Panera Bread (PNRA) announced an integration with Apple Pay, Apple's (AAPL) new mobile payment system for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or Apple Watch. Panera Bread will accept Apple Pay in all participating bakery-cafes in the United States once Apple Pay hits the market this fall. In preparation for the rollout, Panera will integrate Apple Pay into the Panera Bread iOS App and install VeriFone (PAY) payment terminals in company owned and franchise bakery-cafes across the United States to support contactless and Near Field Communication payments.
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