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Starbucks Corp. (SBUX)
Mark Kalinowski

SBUX (Post-Call): Bold Moves Planned to Address Challenges

After today’s market close, Starbucks reported adjusted fiscal Q2 (calendar Q1) EPS of $0.59. This was better than our $0.54 forecast (which we had lowered in March due to Covid-related issues in China), and matched sell-side consensus (according to Consensus Metrix) of $0.59.

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Denny's Corporation (DENN)
Mark Kalinowski

DENN (Post-Call): New CEO, New Acquisition, and Updated EPS Estimates

After today’s market close, Denny’s reported Q1 adjusted EPS of $0.11, falling short of our $0.12 forecast and sell-side consensus (according to Consensus Metrix) of $0.13. However, first-quarter adjusted EBITDA amounted to $17.7 million, and as such was within the company’s target range of $17-$19 million. Nevertheless, for Q2, Denny’s targets $17-$19 million in adjusted EBITDA, well below our forecast of $24.6 million (which we now move to $18 million) and consensus entering today of $25.4 million. The Q2 target range from the company includes about “$4 million related to share-based compensation expense.”

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