Brinker International, Inc. ( EAT Quick Quote EAT - Free Report) is scheduled to report second-quarter fiscal 2023 results on Feb 1. In the last reported quarter, the company delivered an earnings surprise of 5%. How Are Estimates Placed?
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fiscal second-quarter earnings per share (EPS) is pegged at 50 cents, indicating a decline of 29.6% from 71 cents reported in the year-ago quarter.
For revenues, the consensus mark is pegged at $987.6 million, suggesting a 6.7% increase from the year-ago quarter’s figure.
Let's look at how things have shaped up in the quarter.
Factors at Play
Brinker International's second-quarter fiscal 2023 top line is likely to reflect benefits from solid Chili's performance, sales-building initiatives and expansion efforts. During the previous quarter, the company emphasized on streamlining operations to reduce the complexity in Chili's business. It also implemented a new pricing strategy to help expand restaurant margins and grow profits. During the fiscal first quarter, domestic comps at Chilli’s (including company-owned and franchised restaurants) rose 3.4% year over year. With an increased focus on sports-driven group viewing occasions and new menu offerings, the momentum is likely to have continued in the to-be-reported quarter. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for company sales Chili's is pegged at $842 million, indicating a rise of 6.3% year over year.
Although the company is witnessing a gradual improvement in dining occupancy, it is still lower than in the pre-pandemic era. This and costs related to various sales-boosting initiatives, advertising expenses along with commodity inflation are expected to have affected margins in the to-be-reported quarter. What Our Model Says
Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for Brinker this time around. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. Earnings ESP: Brinker has an Earnings ESP of +2.82%. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. Zacks Rank: The company has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here. Other Stocks Poised to Beat on Earnings
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