Chipotle Mexican Grill Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, July 18th. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. owns and operates quick serve Mexican restaurants. The Company operates restaurants throughout the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Chipotle Mexican Grill Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $2.81 per share on revenues of $803.07 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 41.52.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $2.8 to a profit $2.73. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $10.62, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Chipotle Mexican Grill has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,332 1,518 1,836 2,270 2,731
Diluted EPS ($) 2.36 3.95 5.64 6.76 8.75

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 690.93 700.53 699.16 726.75
Diluted EPS ($) 2.56 2.27 1.95 2.45

Past Performance:
Chipotle Mexican Grill has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at]