What Awaits Cheesecake Factory's This Earnings Season?

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE - Free Report) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results on Feb 19. In the last reported quarter, the company’s bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 9.3%. Its earnings beat estimates in three out of the trailing four quarters.

How Are Estimates Faring?

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter earnings is pegged at 61 cents, which suggests an increase from 60 cents registered in the year-ago quarter. Notably, the company’s earnings estimate for the quarter has been stable in the past 30 days. For quarterly revenues, the consensus mark is pegged at nearly $704 million. The figure suggests a 20.3% increase from the prior-year quarter’s reported figure.

Let’s delve to find out how the company’s top and the bottom line will shape up in the upcoming quarterly release.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Price and EPS Surprise

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The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Price and EPS Surprise

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Factors at Play

Cheesecake Factory’s fourth-quarter results are likely to have been impacted by surge in restaurant revenues, menu innovation, expansion strategy, and digitalization. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for restaurant revenues is pegged at $545 million, which indicates 2.6% growth from the year-ago quarter’s reported figure.

In order to boost comps, the company is focusing on improving the speed of service and training its servers so that they render a higher level of service. Meanwhile, Cheesecake Factory’s technology-enabled initiatives have been successful with positive feedback on its mobile payment app — CakePay. Also, the company’s collaboration with DoorDash is reaping benefits owing to the incremental sales from its delivery service, nationwide. The company also continues to improve its to-go business including online ordering capability. This is a major contributor to the company’s strong off-premise sales channels.

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