Jack in the Box
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended April 15 (Q2), Jack in the Box met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Jack in the Box reported revenue of $506.6 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $502.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $505.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.27. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.27 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q2 were 269% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.13 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 16.3%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 230 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $507.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.15.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 327 members out of 359 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 125 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 116 give Jack in the Box a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jack in the Box is hold, with an average price target of $24.45.
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