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Will These Numbers from Brinker International Be Good Enough for You?

Friday - 4/19/2013, 2:00am  ET

Brinker International is expected to report Q3 earnings on April 23. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Brinker International's revenues will compress -0.1% and EPS will expand 15.0%.

The average estimate for revenue is $741.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.69.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Brinker International notched revenue of $689.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $681.9 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.50. GAAP EPS of $0.50 for Q2 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 18.2%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.32.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Brinker International is outperform, with an average price target of $35.56.

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