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Darden Restaurants Reports Q2 Adjusted EPS $0.73 From Continuing Operations


Tuesday, 19 Dec 2017 

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc ::DARDEN RESTAURANTS REPORTS FISCAL 2018 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS; SECOND QUARTER SAME-RESTAURANT SALES GROWTH OF 3.1%; AND INCREASES FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR THE FULL FISCAL YEAR.Q2 SALES $1.88 BILLION VERSUS I/B/E/S VIEW $1.85 BILLION.Q2 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.73 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS.Q2 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $0.70 -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.QTRLY ‍REPORTED DILUTED NET EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS INCREASED 10.9% TO $0.71​.- QTRLY OLIVE GARDEN SALES $951.6 MILLION VERSUS $915.0 MILLION.QTRLY ‍SAME-RESTAURANT SALES FOR OLIVE GARDEN WERE UP 3.0%​.QTRLY ‍SAME-RESTAURANT SALES FOR CHEDDAR'S SCRATCH KITCHEN WERE DOWN 2.0%​.SEES FISCAL 2018 SAME-RESTAURANT SALES GROWTH OF APPROX 2%.SEES FISCAL 2018 TOTAL SALES GROWTH OF APPROX. 13%.QTRLY ‍BLENDED SAME-RESTAURANT SALES FROM DARDEN'S LEGACY BRANDS INCREASED 3.1%​.SEES FISCAL 2018 ADJUSTED DILUTED NET EPS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS $4.45 TO $4.53.FY2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE VIEW $4.44, REVENUE VIEW $8.04 BILLION -- THOMSON REUTERS I/B/E/S.QTRLY ‍SHR WAS NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY APPROXIMATELY $0.02 RELATED TO CHEDDAR'S SCRATCH KITCHEN INTEGRATION EXPENSES​.