Mark Yagalla
Gold, currencies, macro, commodities

Papa John's International: Better Ingredients And Better Pizza Lead To Better Returns

Shares of Papa John's International (NASDAQ:PZZA) have been on an impressive run over the past year, up almost 100%. The stock got another big boost last month after Papa John's posting strong Q4 results. The highlight of the report was that comparable sales increased 9% for North America and 7% internationally.

Looking out even further, since the lows of 2008, the gains have been even more impressive.

Q4 and full year results

Q4 EPS increased 32.3% to $0.41 and revenues increased 12.2% to $387.9 million over the prior year's quarter. Net income increased 27.7%. All of these figures exclude the 53rd week in 2012. For the full year, revenues came in at $1.4 billion. EPS increased 20.2% from...

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