Casual restaurant chain Chuy’s (NASDAQ:CHUY) will be reporting earnings tomorrow after market hours. Here's what investors should know.
Last quarter Chuy's reported revenues of $119 million, up 7.26% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a slower quarter for the company, with earnings exceeding analysts' estimates.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Chuy's's revenue to grow 4.67% year on year to $111.7 million, in line with the 4.65% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.36 per share.
Majority of analysts covering the company have reconfirmed their estimates over the last thirty days, suggesting they are expecting the business to stay the course heading into the earnings. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates three times over the last two years.
Looking at Chuy's's peers in the sit-down dining segment, some of them have already reported Q3 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. BJ's delivered top-line growth of 2.34% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 2.22% and Texas Roadhouse reported revenues up 12.9% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.06%. BJ's traded down 2.3% on the results, Texas Roadhouse was down 1.7%.
Investors in the sit-down dining segment have had steady hands going into the earnings, with the stocks up on average 1.5% over the last month. Chuy's is down 4.18% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $41.6, compared to share price of $33.6.
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