— Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) reported Q2 2020 earnings of $1.12 per share, vs. $1.07 expected.
— Sales grew 4.2% to $2.06 billion, vs. $2.06 billion expected.
— Blended same-restaurant sales increased 2%.
— FY2020 total sales growth is expected to be 5.3% to 6.3%.
— FY2020 same-restaurant sales growth is expected to be 1-2%.
— FY2020 adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations is expected to be $6.30-6.45.
— For FY2020, Darden expects approx. 50 gross and 44 net new restaurant openings.
— DRI shares fell 3% immediately following the announcement.
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