Imperial Capital Positive on Kona Grill (KONA) on New Restaurants

February 25, 2013 12:46 PM EST
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Imperial Capital reiterated their Outperform rating and $10 price target on Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) saying new restaurants will drive future growth.

"We believe KONA should continue to benefit from improvements to its menu, a streamlined supply chain, enhanced marketing efforts, and a favorable remodel program," Lee J. Giordano said. "With only 23 restaurants today and a differentiated restaurant operating model with strong margins, we believe the company has a long runway of organic growth potential throughout the U.S.

The firm cut 2013 EPS estimates by $0.20 to $0.43 based on increased G&A expenses and introduced 2014 EPS estimate of $0.53 (+24%).

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Shares of Kona Grill closed at $8.70 yesterday.

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