Shake Shack reports Q4 adjusted EPS 10c, consensus 6c
Reports Q4 revenue $96.1M, consensus $92.87M. Reports Q4 same-shack sales up 0.8%. Randy Garutti, Chief Executive Officer of Shake Shack, stated, "I'm incredibly proud of our team's achievements throughout 2017. We delivered another year of robust global growth, opening 26 new company-operated domestic Shacks and 19 net licensed Shacks, representing a nearly 40% increase on our base. 2017 marked a milestone year of digital innovation for Shake Shack, with the launch of the Shack app, self-serve kiosks at select locations and several integrated delivery pilots designed to further enhance the guest digital experience. We will continue to build on this momentum into 2018 and beyond." Garutti concluded, "Looking ahead, 2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year of growth with 32 to 35 new domestic company-operated Shacks, our biggest year of openings to date. We expect 16 to 18 net new licensed Shacks for the year, with a significant portion of our international growth targeted in Asia including our first Shack in Hong Kong. We're also focused on further strengthening our infrastructure to deliver against the significant long-term opportunity we have in our sights. By the end of 2020, we plan to have more than doubled our 2017 system-wide Shack count and increase our revenue to over $700 million."