Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Beats on EPS but GAAP Results Lag
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NAS: BBRG) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 25 (Q1), Bravo Brio Restaurant Group met expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Gross margin increased, operating margin improved, and net margin contracted.
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group notched revenue of $98.4 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $99.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $90.4 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 $0.18. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.17 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q1 were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 17.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $106.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $420.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.94.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 27 members out of 30 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among seven CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Bravo Brio Restaurant Group a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bravo Brio Restaurant Group is buy, with an average price target of $24.67.
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