Bravo Brio Restaurant Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 25 (Q4), Bravo Brio Restaurant Group met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins shrank, net margins expanded.
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group booked revenue of $95.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $96.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $88.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.25. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.24 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.24 for Q4 versus -$0.42 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 20.0%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.0%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.1%, 1,920 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $99.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $421.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.96.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 20 members out of 22 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among seven CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Bravo Brio Restaurant Group a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bravo Brio Restaurant Group is buy, with an average price target of $24.17.
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