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Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NATH)’s Earnings Beat Last Year’s by 46%

Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH) filed its 10-K on June 14. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH) met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Nathan's Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH)

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH) chalked up revenue of $15.0 million. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see net sales of $15.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.2% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $14.1 million.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.35. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.25 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q4 were 46% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $0.24 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q4 were 48% higher than the prior-year quarter’s $0.23 per share.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.3%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 900 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.5%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter’s average estimate for revenue is $21.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.

Next year’s average estimate for revenue is $75.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.76.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 147 members out of 157 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 53 give Nathan’s Famous a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

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