Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) estimates Q4 EPS at $1.92-$1.97, below consensus of $2.09. Revenue...

|About: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)|By:, SA News Editor

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) estimates Q4 EPS at $1.92-$1.97, below consensus of $2.09. Revenue +17% to 699.2M, above Street forecasts of $690.7M. Comparable sales +3.8%, operating-profit margin -1.5 percentage points to 24.6%. Opened 60 restaurants. Although food costs increased more than expected in Q4, "we're optimistic that food inflation will level off in 2013," says co-CEO Monty Moran. (PR)