Darden Restaurants Inc. Q1 adjusted earnings

Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) reported earnings for its first quarter that increased from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $230.9 million, or $1.75 per share. This compares with $36.1 million, or $0.28 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.65 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 51.0% to $2.31 billion from $1.53 billion last year.

Darden Restaurants Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Analysts Estimate: $1.65
-Revenue (Q1): $2.31 Bln vs. $1.53 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $7.25 to $7.60
Full year revenue guidance: $9.4 to $9.6 Bln

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