Performance on the top and bottom lines contributed to a 41.4-percent growth in net income for Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. in its June 30-ended second quarter. Revenue grew significantly as the casual-dining chain of more than 930 units had 97 more locations open compared with a year earlier, and same-store sales rose 3.8 percent and 4.1 percent at corporate and franchised restaurants, respectively. Buffalo Wild Wings’ profits also benefited from significantly lower commodity costs for chicken wings, which caused food costs to decrease from 31.6 percent of sales a year earlier to 30.4 percent of sales in the current second quarter.
 

NET INCOME

Result: $16.5 million, or 88 cents per share
% Increase: 41.4% (from $11.7 million, or 62 cents per share)

REVENUE

Result: $305 million
% Increase: 27.8% (from $238.7 million)

SAME-STORE SALES

% Increase: 3.8 percent at company-owned units, 4.1 percent at franchised units

Source: Company report



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