Darden Restaurants on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts’ expectations.
Shares of the company rose 3 percent in premarket trading.
Here’s what the company reported compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:
- Earnings per share: $1.80, adjusted, vs. $1.75 expected
- Revenue: $2.25 billion vs. $2.24 billion expected
- Same-store sales growth: 2.8 percent vs. 2.2 percent expected
Olive Garden’s parent company reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $223.6 million, or $1.79 per share, up from $217.8 million, or $1.73 per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, Darden earned $1.80 per share, beating the $1.75 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.
Net sales rose 5.5 percent to $2.25 billion, topping expectations of $2.24 billion.