Equities research analysts expect that Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) will announce $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Papa John’s Int’l’s earnings. Papa John’s Int’l posted earnings per share of $0.65 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 53.8%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Papa John’s Int’l will report full year earnings of $1.47 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.44 to $1.50. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.54 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.35 to $1.85. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Papa John’s Int’l.

Papa John’s Int’l (NASDAQ:PZZA) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $364.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $390.62 million. Papa John’s Int’l had a net margin of 2.64% and a negative return on equity of 27.98%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.60 earnings per share.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on PZZA. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Papa John’s Int’l from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 29th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Papa John’s Int’l from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Papa John’s Int’l from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Papa John’s Int’l from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $35.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Longbow Research upgraded shares of Papa John’s Int’l from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.50.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new position in shares of Papa John’s Int’l during the 3rd quarter worth about $200,000. Sowell Financial Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Papa John’s Int’l during the 3rd quarter worth about $223,000. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of Papa John’s Int’l by 441.9% during the 3rd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 5,034 shares of the company’s stock worth $258,000 after purchasing an additional 4,105 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC acquired a new position in shares of Papa John’s Int’l during the 3rd quarter worth about $261,000. Finally, Baird Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Papa John’s Int’l during the 3rd quarter worth about $262,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.47% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ PZZA opened at $45.08 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.19. Papa John’s Int’l has a 1 year low of $38.05 and a 1 year high of $69.45.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 12th were given a $0.225 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 8th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.00%. Papa John’s Int’l’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 34.35%.

About Papa John’s Int’l

Papa John's International, Inc operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John's trademark in the United States and internationally. It operates through five segments: Domestic Company-Owned Restaurants, North America Commissaries, North America Franchising, International Operations, and All Others.

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