After-Hours Earnings Highlights: Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ:MENT), (NASDAQ:FSTR), (NASDAQ:CHUY), (NASDAQ:MNST)

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Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ:MENT) is steady after hours Thursday after it edges out the Street view with Q4 earnings and provides mixed guidance. The company reports non-GAAP income of $107 million or $0.92 per share compared to $67 million or $0.58 per share a year earlier. The company reports Q4 revenues of $401 million, up from $331 million a year earlier.

The analysts consensus in the Capital IQ survey called for $0.91 per share in earnings on revenue of $402 million. For the full year fiscal 2015, the company expects revenues of about $1.237 billion, non-GAAP earnings per share of about $1.75, and GAAP earnings per share of approximately $1.50. The Street looks for $1.74 on revenue of $1.2 billion. For Q1 of fiscal 2015, the company expects revenues of about $245 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of about $0.06 and GAAP earnings per share of approximately break-even. The Street looks for $0.20 per share on $261 million in revs.

The company announced an 11% increase in the quarterly dividend to $0.05 per share on outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on March 31 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 10.

Shares of L.B. Foster Company (NASDAQ:FSTR) are down 1.4% at $44.39 after-hours as the tubular products company reports better-than-expected Q4 results but guides Q1 sales below analyst estimates. Q4 EPS was $0.71 compared to $0.65 a year ago. Revenues of $156.5 million increased by 11.2% compared to the prior year Q4 revenues of $140.7 million. Analysts polled by Capital IQ were expecting EPS of $0.61 on revenues of $153.9 million. The Company expects Q1 sales to be in the range of $123.0 million to $128.0 million, below analyst consensus of $144.9 million.

Chuy’s Holdings (NASDAQ:CHUY) reported that for Q4, earnings were in line with expectations while revenue fell short; it also provided earnings guidance for fiscal 2014 in line with the Street consensus. The full-service restaurant company reported Q4 earnings of $0.15 per share, compared with the prior-year period’s $0.16 per share. Revenue was $50.8 million up from $46.68 million in the same quarter last year.

Analysts polled by Capital IQ were expecting EPS of $0.15 on revenues of $51.45 million. Comparable restaurant sales increased 3% compared to the same period in 2012. The increase in comparable sales was driven by a 1.9% increase in average check and a 1.1% increase in average weekly customers. The company expects fiscal 2014 EPS of $0.81 – $0.84 and same store sales growth of 1.5% – 2.0%. The Street view is for EPS of $0.84.

Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ:MNST) reported Q4 diluted earnings of $0.44, missing analyst estimates of $0.46. Net income improved 12.0% to $76.1 million. The company reported better than expected revenue of $540.80 million versus the estimated $525 million. Shares of MNST are unchanged in after-hours trading with a 52-week range of $45.38 to $75.63.

 

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