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Darden Restaurants
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Earnings History

Earnings
Revenue
Reaction
Drift
EPS Below Estimates
Q 11/2011
12/6/2011
7:00:00 AM
$0.41
$0.54
-12.4%
1.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Warns

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of approximately $0.41 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.54 per share for the quarter ending November 27, 2011.
In-line Guidance
FY 2012
12/16/2011
7:00:00 AM
$3.55 to $3.65
$7.95 bil to $8.03 bil
$3.58
$7.97 bil
-0.1%
4.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides In-line

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2012 earnings of $3.55 to $3.65 per share on revenue of $7.95 billion to $8.03 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.58 per share on revenue of $7.97 billion for the year ending May 31, 2012.
EPS Above Estimates
Q 02/2012
2/23/2012
7:00:00 AM
$1.23 to $1.25
$1.19
-0.6%
-0.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides Above Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $1.23 to $1.25 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.19 per share for the quarter ending February 29, 2012.
In-line Guidance
FY 2012
3/23/2012
7:00:00 AM
$3.55 to $3.65
$8.03 bil to $8.06 bil
$3.60
$8.04 bil
-1.8%
0.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides In-line

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it continues to expect 2012 earnings of $3.55 to $3.65 per share on revenue of $8.03 billion to $8.06 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.60 per share on revenue of $8.04 billion for the year ending May 31, 2012.
EPS & Revenue Below Estimates
FY 2013
6/22/2012
7:10:00 AM
$3.87 to $4.01
-0.7%
2.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides Below Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects 2013 earnings of $3.87 to $4.01 per share on revenue of $8.48 billion to $8.56 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.05 per share on revenue of $8.60 billion for the year ending May 31, 2013.
In-line Guidance
FY 2013
9/21/2012
7:00:00 AM
$3.76 to $3.90
$8.72 bil to $8.80 bil
$3.84
$8.74 bil
4.6%
-2.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides In-line

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2013 earnings of $3.76 to $3.90 per share on revenue of $8.72 billion to $8.80 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.84 per share on revenue of $8.74 billion for the year ending May 31, 2013.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 11/2012
12/4/2012
8:30:00 AM
$0.25 to $0.26
$0.46
-9.6%
-3.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Warns

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.25 to $0.26 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.46 per share for the quarter ending November 25, 2012. The company also said it now expects fiscal 2013 earnings of $3.37 to $3.59 per share, excluding $0.08 to $0.10 per share in transaction and closings costs associated with Yard House. The company's previous guidance was for earnings of $3.76 to $3.90 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.87 per share for the year ending May 31, 2013.
Reaffirms
FY 2013
12/20/2012
7:00:00 AM
$3.37 to $3.59
$3.38
-2.9%
-4.4%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Reaffirms

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it continues to expect fiscal 2013 earnings of $3.37 to $3.59 per share, excluding $0.08 to $0.10 per share in transaction and closings costs associated with Yard House. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.38 per share for the year ending May 31, 2013.
EPS Below Estimates
Q 02/2013
2/22/2013
8:30:00 AM
$1.00 to $1.02
$1.13
3.3%
2.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Warns

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $1.00 to $1.02 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.13 per share for the quarter ending February 24, 2013. The company also said it now expects fiscal 2013 earnings of $3.15 to $3.31 per share, excluding one-time items of $0.09 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.37 to $3.59 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.37 per share for the year ending May 31, 2013.
Reaffirms
FY 2013
3/22/2013
7:00:00 AM
$3.15 to $3.31
$3.15
1.3%
4.3%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Reaffirms

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it continues to expect fiscal 2013 earnings of $3.15 to $3.31 per share, excluding one-time items of $0.09 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.15 per share for the year ending May 31, 2013.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2014
6/21/2013
7:00:00 AM
$3.27 to $3.33
-2.2%
-0.8%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Sees 2014 Above Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2014 earnings of $3.27 to $3.33 per share on revenue of $9.06 billion to $9.23 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.18 per share on revenue of $9.11 billion for the year ending May 31, 2014.
Reaffirms
FY 2014
9/20/2013
7:30:00 AM
$2.97 to $3.04
$2.98
-7.1%
-1.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Reaffirms

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it continues to expect fiscal 2014 earnings of $2.97 to $3.04 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.98 per share for the year ending May 31, 2014.
EPS Below Estimates
FY 2014
12/19/2013
7:05:00 AM
$2.50 to $2.66
$2.87
-3.6%
4.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Lowers Guidance

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it now expects fiscal 2014 earnings of $2.50 to $2.66 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.97 to $3.04 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.87 per share for the year ending May 31, 2014.
Provides Guidance
FY 2015
6/20/2014
7:00:00 AM
$2.22 to $2.30
-3.9%
-1.8%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Provides Guidance without Red Lobster

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said during its conference call said it expects fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.22 to $2.30 per share, excluding Red Lobster. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.73 per share for the year ending May 31, 2015.
Q1 Below/FY In-line
FY 2015
8/11/2014
8:30:00 AM
$2.22 to $2.30
$2.23
-0.8%
-0.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Reaffirms for the Year

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it continues to expect fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.22 to $2.30 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.23 per share for the year ending May 31, 2015. However, the company also said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.28 to $0.30 per share and second quarter earnings of $0.24 to $0.28 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.46 per share for the quarter ending August 31, 2014 and $0.21 per share for the quarter ending November 30, 2014.
In-line Guidance
Q 08/2014
9/2/2014
8:31:00 AM
$0.31 to $0.33
$0.33
0.9%
1.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Guides In-line

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects first quarter earnings of $0.31 to $0.33 per share and continues to expect fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.22 to $2.30 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.33 per share for the quarter ending August 31, 2014 and $2.22 per share for the year ending May 31, 2015.
Q2 Above/FY In-line
FY 2015
9/12/2014
7:00:00 AM
$2.22 to $2.30
$2.23
-1.5%
4.6%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Sees Second Quarter Above Estimates; Reaffirms for the Year

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects second quarter earnings of $0.26 to $0.28 per share and continues to expect fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.22 to $2.30 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.25 per share for the quarter ending November 30, 2014 and $2.23 per share for the year ending May 31, 2015.
Narrows Guidance
FY 2015
12/16/2014
4:05:00 PM
$2.25 to $2.30
$2.26
2.1%
1.0%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Narrows Guidance

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2015 earnings of $2.25 to $2.30 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $2.22 to $2.30 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $2.26 per share for the year ending May 31, 2015.
In-line Guidance
Q 05/2015
3/20/2015
7:00:00 AM
$0.91 to $0.94
$0.91
2.9%
2.5%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Guides In-line for the Fourth Quarter

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fourth quarter earnings of $0.91 to $0.94 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.91 per share for the quarter ending May 31, 2015.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2016
6/23/2015
7:02:00 AM
$3.05 to $3.20
0.0%
-2.7%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides Above Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2016 earnings of $3.05 to $3.20 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.85 per share for the year ending May 31, 2016.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2016
9/22/2015
7:00:00 AM
$3.15 to $3.30
$3.14
-0.8%
-1.9%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Raises Guidance

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2016 earnings of $3.15 to $3.30 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.05 to $3.20 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.14 per share for the year ending May 31, 2016.
EPS Above Estimates
FY 2016
12/18/2015
7:00:00 AM
$3.25 to $3.35
$3.21
7.0%
7.8%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Raises Guidance

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2016 earnings of $3.25 to $3.35 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $3.15 to $3.30 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.21 per share for the year ending May 31, 2016.
EPS Above Estimates
Q 02/2016
3/9/2016
7:00:00 AM
$1.18 to $1.21
$1.06
3.6%
0.8%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides Above Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects third quarter earnings of $1.18 to $1.21 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $1.06 per share for the quarter ending February 29, 2016.
Raises Guidance In-line with Estimates
FY 2016
4/5/2016
7:00:00 AM
$3.48 to $3.52
$3.48
-3.8%
-1.1%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Raises Guidance to be In-line with Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it now expects fiscal 2016 earnings of $3.48 to $3.52 per share. The company's previous guidance was for earnings of $3.25 to $3.35 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $3.48 per share for the year ending May 31, 2016.
EPS Below Estimates
FY 2017
6/30/2016
7:12:00 AM
$3.80 to $3.90
-4.0%
-3.2%
Guidance:
Consensus:
Darden Restaurants Guides Below Estimates

Darden Restaurants, Inc. said it expects fiscal 2017 earnings of $3.80 to $3.90 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $3.98 per share for the year ending May 31, 2017.
Date
Grade
Actual
Earnings
Whisper
Consensus
Estimate
Surprise
Growth
Gap
Drift
9/28/2011
7:00:00 AM
Aug '11
Q1 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.78
$1.9 Bil
$0.78
$0.78
$1.9 Bil
-
0.6%
-5.6%
7.5%
-3.9%
-4.2%
12/16/2011
7:00:00 AM
Nov '11
Q2 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$0.41
$1.8 Bil
$0.41
$0.42
$1.8 Bil
-
0.1%
-28.6%
6.1%
0.0%
4.5%
3/23/2012
7:00:00 AM
Feb '12
Q3 '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$1.25
$2.2 Bil
$1.25
$1.24
$2.1 Bil
-
0.9%
8.5%
9.3%
-1.6%
0.3%
6/22/2012
7:10:00 AM
May '12
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G F
EPS
Rev
$1.15
$2.1 Bil
$1.16
$1.15
$2.1 Bil
-0.9%
-2.6%
9.9%
3.8%
-1.6%
2.1%
9/21/2012
7:00:00 AM
Aug '12
Q1 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$0.85
$2.0 Bil
$0.85
$0.83
$2.0 Bil
-
0.2%
3.9%
4.8%
3.9%
-2.0%
12/20/2012
7:00:00 AM
Nov '12
Q2 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$0.26
$2.0 Bil
$0.26
$0.26
$2.0 Bil
-
-2.5%
-37.9%
7.0%
-0.2%
-4.4%
3/22/2013
7:00:00 AM
Feb '13
Q3 '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$1.02
$2.3 Bil
$1.02
$1.01
$2.3 Bil
-
-2.2%
-18.0%
4.6%
-0.3%
4.3%
6/21/2013
7:00:00 AM
May '13
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$1.01
$2.3 Bil
$1.05
$1.03
$2.3 Bil
-3.8%
1.7%
-12.1%
11.3%
-0.6%
-0.8%
9/20/2013
7:30:00 AM
Aug '13
Q1 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G F
EPS
Rev
$0.53
$2.2 Bil
$0.73
$0.69
$2.2 Bil
-27.4%
-1.9%
-36.7%
6.1%
-3.7%
-1.6%
12/19/2013
7:05:00 AM
Nov '13
Q2 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G F
EPS
Rev
$0.15
$2.0 Bil
$0.22
$0.20
$2.1 Bil
-31.8%
-1.4%
-41.1%
4.6%
-2.1%
4.9%
3/21/2014
7:00:00 AM
Feb '14
Q3 '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.82
$2.2 Bil
$0.83
$0.82
$2.3 Bil
-1.2%
-1.2%
-18.6%
-1.1%
1.4%
1.2%
6/20/2014
7:00:00 AM
May '14
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G F
EPS
Rev
$0.55
$1.7 Bil
$0.93
$0.93
$2.3 Bil
-40.9%
-29.2%
-44.6%
-28.2%
-4.0%
-1.8%
9/12/2014
7:00:00 AM
Aug '14
Q1 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.32
$1.6 Bil
$0.32
$0.32
$1.6 Bil
-
-0.3%
-39.8%
-26.1%
1.4%
4.6%
12/16/2014
4:05:00 PM
Nov '14
Q2 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.28
$1.6 Bil
$0.28
$0.27
$1.6 Bil
-
0.6%
79.8%
-23.9%
3.5%
1.0%
3/20/2015
7:00:00 AM
Feb '15
Q3 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D
EPS
Rev
$0.99
$1.7 Bil
$0.84
$0.84
$1.7 Bil
17.9%
0.6%
14.9%
-22.5%
3.9%
2.5%
6/23/2015
7:02:00 AM
May '15
Q4 '15
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C-
EPS
Rev
$1.08
$1.9 Bil
$0.94
$0.93
$1.9 Bil
14.9%
0.4%
87.8%
13.8%
5.3%
-2.7%
9/22/2015
7:00:00 AM
Aug '15
Q1 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$0.68
$1.7 Bil
$0.61
$0.58
$1.7 Bil
11.5%
1.0%
106.6%
5.7%
-1.5%
-1.9%
12/18/2015
7:00:00 AM
Nov '15
Q2 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G C
EPS
Rev
$0.54
$1.6 Bil
$0.43
$0.42
$1.6 Bil
25.6%
-0.7%
97.6%
3.2%
2.1%
7.8%
4/5/2016
7:00:00 AM
Feb '16
Q3 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D+
EPS
Rev
$1.21
$1.8 Bil
$1.21
$1.20
$1.8 Bil
-
0.4%
24.2%
6.7%
-1.1%
-1.1%
6/30/2016
7:12:00 AM
May '16
Q4 '16
Earnings Whisper GradeE a rn in gs Wh is pe r® ed ar G D-
EPS
Rev
$1.10
$1.8 Bil
$1.11
$1.08
$1.8 Bil
-0.9%
-1.6%
1.3%
-4.7%
-2.8%
-3.2%
EPS
Rev
-
-
$0.84
$0.83
$1.7 Bil
-
-
23.5%
2.0%
EPS
Rev
-
-
-
$0.62
$1.7 Bil
-
-
14.8%
2.6%
6/30/2011
$49.76
$3.41
$7.50 Bil
-
-
-
6/22/2012
$50.04
$3.58
$8.00 Bil
5.0%
6.6%
0.6%
6/21/2013
$50.11
$3.14
$8.55 Bil
-12.3%
6.9%
0.1%
6/20/2014
$47.58
$1.70
$6.29 Bil
-45.9%
-26.5%
-5.0%
6/23/2015
$69.39
$2.63
$6.76 Bil
54.7%
7.6%
45.8%
6/30/2016
$63.34
$3.53
$6.93 Bil
34.2%
2.5%
-8.7%
6/30/2017
$60.99
$3.86
$7.09 Bil
9.3%
2.3%
-3.7%
6/30/2018
$74.54
$4.23
$7.38 Bil
9.6%
4.1%
22.2%
6/30/2019
-
$4.76
-
12.5%
-
-

Price Projection

Current Value
$66
9%
Projected Price
$75
22%