Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co. (NYSE:CCSC) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 15th. Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. operates a quick service restaurant chain in China. The Company’s restaurants offer dishes prepared in the Sichuan style as well as a wide selection of other dishes, appetizers, desserts and beverages.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.07 per share on revenues of $48.90 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.91.

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 $0.1 to a loss $0. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.35, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 72 113 162 191
Diluted EPS ($) 0.47 0.43 -0.04 0.46

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 ($) in millions 44.02 52.03 47.59 49.47
Diluted EPS ($) 0.11 0.19 0.04 0.01

Past Performance:
Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co. has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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