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Potbelly Corp.

Potbelly Corp. reports financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.We analyze the earnings along side the following peers of Potbelly Corp. - Nathan's Famous, Inc. and Papa John's International, Inc. (NATH-US and PZZA-US) that have also reported for this period.

  • Summary numbers: Revenues of USD 108.14 million, Net Earnings of USD -0.14 million.
  • Gross margins narrowed from 16.25% to 13.84% compared to the same period last year, operating (EBITDA) margins now 9.20% from 11.61%.
  • Year-on-year change in operating cash flow of -78.11% is about the same as the change in earnings, likely no significant movement in accruals or reserves.
  • Narrowing of operating margins contributed to decline in earnings.

The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income growth:

Revenues (mil)108.1101.7102.4103.8105
Revenue Growth (%YOY)367.68.19.5
Earnings (mil)-0.1380.68321.83.4
Earnings Growth (%YOY)-104.1-37.258.428.137.1
Net Margin (%)-0.1280.6721.91.73.2
Return on Equity (%)-0.1110.551.61.52.7
Return on Assets (%)-0.3131.

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