Red Robin Gourmet Burgers: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (NASDAQ:RRGB) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, August 15th. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. owns and operates a chain of specialty restaurants in the United States and Canada.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.66 per share on revenues of $239.61 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 30.26.

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 $0.36 to a profit $0.33. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.21, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 869 841 864 915 977
Diluted EPS ($) 1.69 1.14 0.46 1.34 1.93

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 ($) in millions 223.68 213.32 240.68 306.35
Diluted EPS ($) 0.52 0.24 0.45 0.66

Past Performance:
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 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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