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BJ's Restaurants Q4 Earnings Preview

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BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI) announces its next round of earnings Thursday. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's Q4 earnings announcement.

Earnings and Revenue

Analysts covering BJ's Restaurants modeled for quarterly EPS of 32 cents per share on revenue of $259.41 million.

In the same quarter last year, BJ's Restaurants posted EPS of 52 cents per share on sales of $265.62 million. If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, earnings would be down 38.46 percent. Revenue would be down 2.34 percent from the same quarter last year.

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The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.26 0.52 0.35 0.4
EPS Actual 0.15 0.49 0.42 0.52

 

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 0.4 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Analysts have adjusted their estimates lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The average rating by analysts on BJ's Restaurants stock is a Neutral. The validity of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

Don't be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. BJ's Restaurants' conference call is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed here: http://investors.bjsrestaurants.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=99411&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2331907

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