The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 1 (Q4), Domino's Pizza met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Domino's Pizza tallied revenue of $501.7 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $506.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $480.0 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 $0.52. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.50 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q4 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.40 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 28.9%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $406.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.72 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.92.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 314 members out of 396 rating the stock outperform, and 82 members rating it underperform. Among 117 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 92 give Domino's Pizza a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Domino's Pizza is outperform, with an average price target of $32.25.
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