Papa John’s: 3Q One Of Best In Brand’s History

"" reports, “Officials of Papa John’s International Inc. said continued focus on the fundamentals would help fuel future company growth in an inflationary environment.”

“From a sales standpoint to unit openings to earnings per share growth, this was one of the most solid, fundamentally sound, well-rounded quarters that I can recall,” founder and chief executive John Schnatter told analysts during the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call. For the third quarter ended Sept. 25, Papa John’s earnings per share rose 37. 5 percent to 44 cents, compared with 32 cents per share a year earlier, on the strength of same-store sales rising 5.3 percent at locations in North America and 4.7 percent in international markets.”

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