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What: Shares of restaurant operator P.F. Chang's China Bistro
So what: It's earnings season and P.F. Chang's did report earnings today, but nobody really cares all that much about the company's first-quarter results right now. The big news is that the company signed an agreement to be sold to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners for $1.1 billion, or $51.50 per share.
Now what: No doubt some public shareholders who were excited about the long-term prospects of P.F. Chang's will be disappointed that the company is on its way to being taken private. However, the price that Centerbridge is paying looks like a pretty good one, valuing the company at 33 times expected 2012 earnings and 27 times 2013 estimates. The $51.50 price tag is a 30% premium to the average stock price over the 30 days ending April 30.
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