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Noodles & Company

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Noodles & Company reports Q2 EPS adjusted EPS 1c, consensus 2c

Reports Q2 revenue $112.8M, consensus $113.98M. Comparable restaurant sales decreased 3.4% system-wide, decreased 3.9% for company-owned restaurants and decreased 0.4% for franchise restaurants. The company said, "To date in 2017, we have made meaningful progress in strengthening our foundation, including the closing of 55 underperforming restaurants to improve our focus on the core business, successfully completing two private placement financings with gross proceeds of $50 million to strengthen our balance sheet and recently welcoming Paul Murphy as our Executive Chairman to significantly bolster our senior leadership and operational expertise. During the second quarter, we began to see the benefits of our actions, as adjusted EBITDA grew 16% and restaurant level contribution margin expanded 130 basis points relative to the prior year. Building upon this improved foundation, we will continue to be laser focused on operational excellence and capitalizing on the brand's inherent strengths. For example, given the variety in our menu and family focused guest base we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growing industry trend around off-premise. Paul and I look forward to executing our strategy to help achieve the sizable growth opportunity that is ahead of us."

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Piper thinks blocking of Overtime Rule came too late
An Obama-appointed judge in Texas surprisingly blocked the Overtime Rule set to take effect on December 1, Piper Jaffray analysts in the Hardlines Retail & Specialty Products space tell investors in a research note. The analysts say that regardless of whether the injunction is upheld, their research suggests that the ruling comes too late for larger companies to pull back on the planned Overtime Rule change. Payroll and IT systems are likely set to adjust this coming Sunday, they point out. Piper's analysts expect the expense headwinds from the OT rule change for retailers/restaurants to remain in place. The retailers they believe that are most impacted from the rule are Dollar General (DG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Regis (RGS) and Sally Beauty (SBH). The restaurants they believe are most impacted are Bojangles (BOJA), Starbucks (SBUX), Sonic (SONC), Noodles & Company (NDLS), Potbelly (PBPB), Del Taco (TACO) and Zoe's Kitchen (ZOES).
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With Chipotle in activist's sights, Piper reviews restaurant activism success
Noting that activist investors have recently disclosed their involvement with both Chipotle (CMG) and Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI), Piper Jaffray analyst Nicole Miller Regan took a look back at 149 activist campaigns that occurred in the restaurant industry from 1997 to now and found that 70% of the campaigns are followed by positive returns in the year following a campaign announcement. Of note, two-thirds of those campaigns are followed by returns of more than 20%, said Regan, who added that she expects M&A to become more prevalent in the restaurant sector. Some smaller names she offers for investors to consider in this context include Bravo Brio (BBRG), Ignite Restaurant (IRG), Potbelly (PBPB), BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) and Noodles & Company(NDLS).
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Noodles & Company downgraded to Sell from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Dennis Geiger downgraded Noodles & Company to Sell saying the company's turnaround will take time. Visibility into a return to sustainable positive comp growth remains limited, Geiger tells investors in a research note. He lowered his price target for the shares to $4 from $7.

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