NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Papa John's International (PZZA) - Get Papa John's International, Inc. Report stock closed Monday's trading session up 1.43% to $53.09 as analysts expect both Q4 profit and revenue to grow year-over-year.
The company is slated to report earnings after tomorrow's market close.
Wall Street is looking for earnings of 57 cents a share on revenue of $425.76 million.
A year ago, the company earned 52 cents a share on revenue of $425.5 million.
For the past few years, the company's brand revitalization initiatives such as unit expansion, menu innovation and international expansion have helped its comps grow, Zacks Equity Research analysts said.
Additionally, the company has been investing in technology-driven initiatives to help users order food online. However, headwinds for the latest quarter include rising cost of food, especially beef, analysts noted.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Buy" rating on the stock with a letter grade of B.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: PZZA