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Darden Restaurants Inc. Q3 Income Climbs


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(RTTNews.com) - Darden Restaurants Inc. ( DRI ) released a profit for its third quarter that gained ground compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $218.5 million, or $1.74 per share. This was up from $166.3 million, or $1.32

	 per share, in last 

year's third quarter.


Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.64	 per share, according 

figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 13.3% to $2.13 billion. This was up from $1.88 billion last year.

Darden Restaurants Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $218.5 Mln. vs. $166.3 Mln. last year. -Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 31.4% -EPS (Q3): $1.74 vs. $1.32

	 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 31.8%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.64	
-Revenue (Q3): $2.13 Bln vs. $1.88 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 13.3%

<b>-Guidance</b>:

Full year EPS guidance: $4.75 - $4.80

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This article appears in: Fundamental Analysis , World Markets , Stocks , Earnings
Referenced Symbols: DRI ,


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