Shack Shake slides after same-store-sales miss, and guidance disappoints

Shake Shack‘s shares fell nearly 5% in afterhours trading on Thursday after the company reported same-store sales that were less than Wall Street estimates.

So called same-shack-sales for the quarter fell by 1.8%, missing the Bloomberg consensus forecasts of 0.0% growth. The fast-casual burger chain said its full-year comparable sales of -2% to -%, versus its prior forecast of flat.

Shake Shack reiterated its full-year revenue forecast of $US351 million and $US355 million. Wall Street analystssurveyed by Bloomberg were looking for revenue guidance of $US356.8 million.

“Even considering the same-Shack sales decline, coming from our small base of 37 Shacks, we’re reiterating our revenue growth targets for the year, our development schedule and the strength of our Shack-level operating profit,” CEO Randy Garutti said
in the earnings release.

Shake Shack announced adjusted earnings of $US0.20 per share for the quarter, beating the Wall Street estimates of $US0.16. The company also reported revenue of $US91.32 million, topping the $US89.5 million that was expected.

Shares of Shake Shack were down 7.38% year-to-date before the post-earnings slide.

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