Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Earnings Are on Deck

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Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain (NYS: CCSC) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 12. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain's revenues will expand 12.2% and EPS will grow 33.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $51.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain tallied revenue of $44.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $36.2 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.11. GAAP EPS were $0.11 for Q2 against -$0.09 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 16.1%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.8%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.7%, 1,290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $190.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.23.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 195 members out of 211 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 48 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain is hold, with an average price target of $9.82.

The article Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Earnings Are on Deck originally appeared on Fool.com.

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