Brinker International Inc.'s plan to acquire 116 Chili's Grill & Bar locations could put the company's share repurchase program at risk, according to Quo Vadis Capital. Brinker announced after the closing bell Wednesday that it has executed a letter of intent to acquire the Chili's restaurants from ERJ Dining, a 14-year franchisee. Brinker's restaurant brands include Chili's and Maggiano's Little Italy. The restaurants involved in the deal are mostly located in the Midwest and generate about $300 million in revenue annually. The deal is expected to close during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and is expected to be earnings-per-share accretive in the fiscal year. Brinker will fund the deal using its existing credit. "It was unclear to us whether 'accretive' took into account lower share repurchase activity or if the deal would be accretive to ROIC [return on invested capital] compared to incremental return of capital, for example," Quo Vadis said, adding that analysts "lean neutral to negative on this acquisition pending more information." Brinker didn't disclose the value of the deal. Brinker stock has fallen nearly 22% over the past 12 months while the S&P 500 index has gained 8.1%.