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

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NASDAQ:DPZ) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Domino’s Pizza, Inc.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 36 cents per share, a rise of 9.1% 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 34 cents. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.54 per share, a rise of 14.1% 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 8 cents, reporting profit of 42 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 34 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $376.8 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 4% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.62 billion for the year, a rise of 3.2% from last year’s revenue of $1.57 billion.

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

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 2.1% to $389.2 million in first quarter. The figure 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.

The company has now been profitable for the last eight quarters, and for the last four, profit has risen year over year by an average of 15.4%. The quarter with the biggest boost was the second quarter of the last fiscal year, which saw a 55.7% surge.

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 April 25, 2011 to July 20, 2011, the stock price had risen $7.53 (41.3%) from $18.25 to $25.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 12, 2010 and October 20, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 7.7% (+$1.11) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2010 and August 3, 2010 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 8.2% (-$1.11) over that span. Shares are up $9.83 (+61.6%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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