Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.’s ( RRGB Quick Quote RRGB - Free Report) second-quarter fiscal 2023 results are likely to improve on a year-over-year basis. In the previous quarter, the company’s earnings and revenues topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 140.3% and 3.1%, respectively. Red Robin’s earnings topped analysts’ expectations in eight of the trailing 19 quarters. The Trend in Estimate Revision
For the quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at a loss of 55 cents per share. In the prior-year quarter, RRGB reported a loss per share of 75 cents. The consensus mark for revenues is pegged at $295.3 million, suggesting growth of 0.4% year over year.
Let's look into the factors that are likely to have influenced the company's performance in the quarter.
Factors at Play
Red Robin's fiscal second-quarter’s revenues are likely to have benefited from menu price increases, favorable sales channel mix, growth in restaurant traffic and solid loyalty program. These factors are anticipated to have aided comparable restaurant revenue growth year over year.
Our models predict restaurant revenues during fiscal second-quarter 2023 to increase 0.2% year over year to $289.1 million. We anticipate comparable restaurant revenues and average guest check in to increase 2.1% and 4% in the quarter, compared with 6.7% and 9.6%, respectively, in the prior year quarter. Meanwhile, Red Robin expects to witness a setback in the restaurant level operating profit margin in the fiscal second quarter, sequentially, due to typical seasonal sales shifts and accelerated investments. It has been investing heavily in several sales building initiatives like advertising and technical upgrades, which are likely to have resulted in elevated costs. However, the company expects the reduction of repair, maintenance and cleaning costs with the upgradation of its cooking method. It expects to complete the system-wide implementation of flat-top grills in the second quarter. Also, its implementation of various cost savings initiatives bodes well for the company’s earnings in the quarter. In fiscal second-quarter 2023, our model estimates total costs and expenses to decline 4.1% year over year to $294.8 million. On the other hand, we expect restaurant level operating profit margin to decline 140 basis points to 12.2% year over year. What the Zacks Model Unveils
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Red Robin this time around. The company does not have the right combination of the two key ingredients — a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) — to increase the odds of an earnings beat. Earnings ESP: Red Robin has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%. You can uncover the best stocks before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. Zacks Rank: Red Robin has a Zacks Rank of 2. Stocks Poised to Beat on Earnings
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