BJ's (BJRI) Q4 Earnings: What To Expect

Kayode Omotosho /
2024/02/14 2:02 am EST

American restaurant chain BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) will be reporting earnings tomorrow after market hours. Here's what investors should know.

Last quarter BJ's reported revenues of $318.6 million, up 2.3% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 2.2%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with a miss of analysts' revenue and EPS estimates.

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This quarter analysts are expecting BJ's's revenue to decline 4.3% year on year to $329.4 million, a deceleration on the 18.2% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.28 per share.

BJ's Total Revenue

The analysts covering the company have been growing increasingly bearish about the business heading into the earnings, with revenue estimates seeing three downward revisions over the last thirty days. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates three times over the last two years.

Looking at BJ's's peers in the sit-down dining segment, some of them have already reported Q4 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. Brinker International delivered top-line growth of 5.4% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.4% and Denny's reported revenue decline of 4.5% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.3%. Brinker International traded flat on the results, and Denny's was down 2.1%.

Read our full analysis of Brinker International's results here and Denny's's results here.

There has been positive sentiment among investors in the sit-down dining segment, with the stocks up on average 3.5% over the last month. BJ's is up 12.1% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $35.3, compared to share price of $35.1.

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