The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 9 (Q3), Domino's Pizza met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Domino's Pizza logged revenue of $378.1 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $375.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $376.3 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 $0.43. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.41 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q3 were 22% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 29.5%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $531.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.67 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.97.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 333 members out of 413 rating the stock outperform, and 80 members rating it underperform. Among 111 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 94 give Domino's Pizza 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 Domino's Pizza is outperform, with an average price target of $38.64.
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