Panera Bread Earnings: Double-Digit Profit and Revenue Growth

Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ:PNRA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Shares are up 3.09%.

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Panera Bread Co. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income increased 33.61% to $51.6 million ($1.75 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $38.62 million in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 15.28% to $571.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Panera Bread Co. reported adjusted net income of $1.75 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.74. It missed the average revenue estimate of $574.84 million.

Quoting Management: Ron Shaich, Chairman and Co-CEO, commented, “We believe that our consistent financial performance is the outgrowth of our long-term strategy of driving competitive advantage through the quality, craftsmanship, and innovation of our menu offerings; the comfort and warmth of our bakery-cafe environments; and the dedication and passion of our associates…

…We believe the continued investments we are making in all of these areas position Panera well for continued, long-term earnings growth in our targeted range of 15 to 20%.”

Key Stats:

Revenue increased 7.96% from $529.34 million in the previous quarter. Net income increased 41.29% from $36.52 million in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $1.63 to a profit $1.62. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $5.88, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials.)