PZZA’s same-store sales growth
On the back of same-store sales growth of 6.8% in 1Q15, analysts expected Papa John’s (PZZA) to post same-store sales growth of 0.5%. PZZA, which forms 0.03% of the holdings of the iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB), beat the analysts’ estimates by posting systemwide SSSG of 1.6%. Despite this, analysts have lowered the same-store sales growth estimate for 2Q16 from 2.3% to 2%.
However, analysts continue to maintain their estimates for 3Q16 and 4Q16 at 2.4% and 3.9%, respectively. The company management has maintained its same-store sales growth guidance for fiscal 2016 at 2%–4%. In 1Q17, analysts are expecting Papa John’s to post same-store sales growth of 3%.
PZZA’s revised EPS
With same-store sales growth being lowered, it is expected that Papa John’s (PZZA) EPS will also be revised downward. Analysts have revised their respective EPS estimates for 2Q16, 3Q16, 4Q16, and 1Q17 from $0.55, $0.52, $0.67, and $0.72 to $0.54, $0.51, $0.66, and $0.71.
For fiscal 2016, the company management has set the guidance at $2.30–$2.40. Analysts’ latest estimates indicate $2.40, which represents a 14.4% growth from $2.10 in 2015.