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Just Lukewarm at P.F. Chang's: Fool by Numbers

On April 25, P.F. Chang's China Bistro (Nasdaq: PFCB  ) released first-quarter earnings for the period ended April 1.

  • Revenues increased 15.7%. It's a good thing the company opened more Bistro and Pei Wei restaurants, because same-store sales growth just wasn't there.

  • The company could not make the most of those sales, as higher maintenance costs, incentives, and wage rates resulted in lower operating and net margins.

  • P.F. Chang's carries a two-star rating in Motley Fool CAPS, while competitors Brinker International (NYSE: EAT  ) and Cheesecake Factory (Nasdaq: CAKE  ) come in with three stars. Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI  ) trails the pack with a single star. (The top rating is five stars.)

(Figures in millions, except per-share data.)

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