P.F. Chang's China Bistro (Nasdaq: PFCB) came in under analyst's estimates last quarter, but now have a chance to fix things this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 27. P.F. Chang's China Bistro owns and operates two restaurant concepts in the Asian niche: P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 12 analysts rating it as a buy and only one rating it as a sell. Analysts like P.F. Chang's China Bistro better than competitor O'Charley's overall. Analysts still rate the stock a Hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $311.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 0.4% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.55 per share. Estimates range from $0.43 to $0.59.

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All Stars see PFCB as a good bet, with 62.5% giving it an "outperform" rating. Most Fools agree with the All Stars, as 58.7% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools are keen on P.F. Chang's China Bistro and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 132 posts in the past 30 days. However, P.F. Chang's China Bistro's bearish CAPS rating of one out of five stars falls short of the overall Fool community's sentiment, suggesting that the Fools who doubt the company's prospects have better track records than those who cheer on P.F. Chang's.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro's profit has risen year over year by an average of 30.6%.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.






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