Denny’s Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Denny’s Corp. is a full-service family restaurant chain, operating directly and through franchisees. The Company’s restaurants operate under the Denny’s name in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Guam, Mexico, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Denny’s Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.07 per share on revenues of $112.71 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.96.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.08 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.33, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Denny’s has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 760.27 608.10 548.47 538.53 488.36
Diluted EPS ($) 0.13 0.42 0.22 1.13 0.23

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 130.19 126.74 124.73 120.94 115.95
Diluted EPS ($) 0.9417 0.06 0.05 0.06 0.0679

Past Performance:
Denny’s has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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