Darden Restaurants: Fiscal Q1 Earnings Snapshot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $193 million.

On a per-share basis, the Orlando, Florida-based company said it had net income of $1.56.

The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.56 per share.

The owner of Olive Garden and other chain restaurants posted revenue of $2.45 billion in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.47 billion.

Darden Restaurants expects full-year earnings to be $7.40 to $8 per share, with revenue in the range of $10.2 billion to $10.4 billion.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DRI at https://www.zacks.com/ap/DRI

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