Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. Domino’s Pizza, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in retail sales of food through Domino’s Pizza stores, sales equipment and supplies to Domino’s Pizza stores, and receipt of royalties from domestic and international Domino’s Pizza franchise.

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 33 cents per share, a rise of 22.2% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 30 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 32 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.62 per share, a rise of 20% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 4 cents, reporting profit of 40 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 36 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 6.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $370.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Domino’s Pizza with six of 11 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the first quarter, profit rose 10.6% to $27.1 million (43 cents a share) from $24.5 million (41 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 2.1% to $389.2 million from $381.1 million.

Key Stats: Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 3.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 14.8% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 14.5% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), Pizza Inn, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZI), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), Chipotle (NYSE:CMG), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:GTIMD), Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST), Wendy’s Arby’s Group Inc. (NYSE:WEN), Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH), and Star Buffet, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRZ).

Stock Price Performance: During August 16, 2011 to October 12, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.92 (7.4%) from $25.84 to $27.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 12, 2011 and September 19, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 9.4% (+$2.48) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between April 5, 2011 and April 12, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 3.9% (-73 cents) over that span. Shares are up $11.81 (+74%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials).

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