Ruby Tuesday Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Ruby Tuesday (NYSE:RT) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, July 24th. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. owns and operates a chain of specialty restaurants in the United States and overseas. The Company also franchises the casual dining concept under the Ruby Tuesday’s brand.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Ruby Tuesday Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.18 per share on revenues of $326.12 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.06 to a profit $0.08. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.27, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,249 1,195 1,265 1,326
Diluted EPS ($) -0.35 0.73 0.72 0.00

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

Quarter May. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 Feb. 28, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 363.21 332.92 304.23 307.38
Diluted EPS ($) -0.09 0.04 -0.24 0.04

Past Performance:
Ruby Tuesday has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at]