Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 25 (Q4), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers logged revenue of $206.0 million. The nine analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $205.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 7.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $192.6 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 $0.28. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.20 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q4 were 43% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 21.2%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.3%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $305.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $990.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.82.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 252 members out of 313 rating the stock outperform, and 61 members rating it underperform. Among 117 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 100 give Red Robin Gourmet Burgers a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is outperform, with an average price target of $34.13.
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