DALLAS (AP) _ Brinker International Inc. (EAT) on
Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $49.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the Dallas-based company
said it had net income of $1.31. Earnings, adjusted for
non-recurring gains, were $1.26 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations.
The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment
Research was for earnings of $1.20 per share.
The operator of restaurant chains Chili's Grill
& Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy posted revenue of $839.3
million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts
surveyed by Zacks expected $833.4 million.
Brinker International shares have decreased
roughly 1% since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen 2%
in the last 12 months.
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