Wendy's Lowers Earnings Guidance

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Wendy's Lowers Earnings Guidance

By Sam Boughedda

Investing.com -- The Wendy’s Co (NASDAQ: WEN ) shares dipped Monday after the company lowered its adjusted earnings per share view for 2022.

In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the company said it expects earnings per share for the year to be between $0.82 and $0.86, down from the previous guidance of $0.87 to $0.91.

The company now expects FY 2022 cash flows from operations of between $305 million to $325 million, with free cash flow of $215 million to $225 million. Wendy's previously guided for cash flows from operations of $320 million to $340 million, with free cash flow between $230 million to $240 million.

Global systemwide sales growth expectations remained the same at 6% to 8%. Capital expenditures are forecast between $90 million to $100 million.

In addition, the company boosted its share buybacks by $150 million, which was added to the previously announced share repurchase program, which expires in February 2023, taking it to $250 million.

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