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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- There's a lot happening next week on the earnings front, Jim Cramer said on Friday's "Mad Money" as he laid out his game plan for next week's trading. Cramer said many sectors have been on fire, and he expects that trend to continue. On Monday, Cramer said, he'll be watching both McDonald's ( MCD) and Netflix ( NFLX). He said expectations are low for McDonald's, which may provide a buying opportunity. Meanwhile, Netflix continues to have the growth that the markets can't get enough of. Tuesday brings two stocks Cramer owns for his charitable trust,
Executive Decision: T.J. RodgersIn the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with T.J. Rodgers, president and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor ( CY), the semiconductor maker that's seen its shares rise 25% since Cramer last spoke with Rodgers on Jan. 25. Rodgers said touchscreens in smartphones continue to be a huge driver for Cypress, and his company continues to deliver new technologies benefiting users around the globe. He said that even something as simple as an off-brand charger can introduce interference that can disrupt a touchscreen's operation. That's why Cypress has been developing circuits that can eliminate such interference so phones can continue to operate even while being charged.
Another hurdle for Cypress: smartphone users who wear gloves. Rodgers said the company has been working on technologies in that area for over two years now. When asked about the company's hit-or-miss earnings of late, Rodgers said he saw a bottom form last quarter and he now has better visibility and conviction going forward. He said tech companies can't afford to get cocky or they risk being blindsided by surprises like what Cypress experienced last quarter. With the company also branching out into automotive touch devices, like the new Tesla Motors ( TSLA) Model S, Cramer said he's once again a believer in Rodgers and in Cypress given that inventories are low and visibility is better.
Executive Decision: Jack HartungIn his second "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer spoke with Jack Hartung, CFO of Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), a stock that was hit hard last April on slowing growth, but was today able to deliver 1 cent-a-share earnings beat on a 5.5% increase in same store sales. Hartung said Chipotle never focuses on the short term and continues to look towards building a excellent long-term business. He said the company has not raised prices appreciably in almost two years, instead choosing to run the business more efficiently to control costs. That strategy may not be popular with investors, but it has allowed Chipotle to continue building the most loyal of customers. When asked about high turnover rate with its labor force, Hartung said that all of the restaurant business has higher turnover, and Chipotle is no different as it has many students and younger employees at its restaurants. What's more important, he noted, was that Chipotle only hires its managers from the line staff, and that anyone, even if they have no cooking or restaurant skills, can learn to become a Chipotle manager. Hartung continued by saying that employees can even progress beyond managers and elevate to district managers and beyond if they are ambitious, curious and are willing to take care of customers. Turning to the company's ShopHouse Asian concept, Hartung said that ShopHouse is not yet ready for a national rollout and, like Chipotle in the early days, is a long process of learning and refining and introducing customers to a new menu that they'll fall in love with.
Cramer said Chipotle is back and he's a believer.