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The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) is a $2.05 billion market cap company that trades an average of 4.56 million shares per day. Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.04 in earnings per share compared with last quarter's results of $0.01.

Time Released: Before Opening Bell
Industry: Restaurants
Recent Price: $4.80
52 Week High: $5.62
52 Week Low: $3.89
Book Value: $5.17

The number to beat is $0.05 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.04 and $0.07 per share. The forward P/E ratio is 20.38.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $3.42 billion for 2010 vs. $3.58 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-4.33 million for 2010 vs. $5.06 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $132.39 million for 2010 vs. $111.98 million for 2009.

Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of -4.59%.

Gross reported revenue compared with the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 845.13M $ 847.82M $ 2.69M 0.32%
Dec-10 $ 833.57M $ 840.70M $ 7.13M 0.86%
Sep-10 $ 882.57M $ 861.21M $ -21.36M -2.42%
Jun-10 $ 886.83M $ 877.02M $ -9.81M -1.11%
Mar-10 $ 834.58M $ 837.45M $ 2.87M 0.34%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared with the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.02 0.01 -0.01 -50%
Dec-10 0.00 0.01 0.01 NA%
Sep-10 0.04 0.05 0.01 25%
Jun-10 0.05 0.06 0.01 20%
Mar-10 0.01 0.02 0.01 100%

(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) is a $1.89 billion market cap company that trades an average of 1.47 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Time Released: Before Opening Bell
Industry: Restaurants
Recent Price: $22.25
52 Week High: $26.80
52 Week Low: $14.76
Book Value: $5.47

The estimated mean earnings are $0.47 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.45 and $0.49 per share.

The P/E ratio has dropped, as the current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 15.14, while the forward P/E ratio is now 12.57. It will be interesting to see if pricing is currently at a discount, or if the market has been correct to price in lower growth expectations.

For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has declined from $2.86 billion for 2010 vs. $3.28 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $137.70 million for 2010 vs. $79.17 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $154.50 million for 2010 vs. $102.76 million for 2009.

Revenue growth is at an annual rate of -12.75%.

Gross reported revenue compared with the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 711.46M $ 717.12M $ 5.66M 0.8%
Dec-10 $ 670.16M $ 671.89M $ 1.73M 0.26%
Sep-10 $ 659.54M $ 654.89M $ -4.65M -0.71%
Jun-10 $ 763.09M $ 743.06M $ -20.03M -2.62%
Mar-10 $ 792.38M $ 713.38M $ -79.00M -9.97%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared with the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.45 0.47 0.02 4.44%
Dec-10 0.32 0.38 0.06 18.75%
Sep-10 0.15 0.21 0.06 40%
Jun-10 0.46 0.44 -0.02 -4.35%
Mar-10 0.41 0.42 0.01 2.44%

(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

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Source: Wendy's and Brinker International Report Earnings Thursday

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