Bojangles' marks first earnings report with a beat

Bojangles' Famous Chick 'n Biscuits signage is seen on a cup displayed with menu items.
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Bojangles' Famous Chick 'n Biscuits signage is seen on a cup displayed with menu items.

In its first quarterly report as a public company, Bojangles' topped Wall Street's estimates on Thursday.

Bojangles' stock was roughly flat after the bell. (Click here to track its shares.)

The chain's adjusted earnings rose to 17 cents per share from 14 cents in the prior-year period.

Revenue increased to $115 million from $96 million.

Wall Street analysts forecast fast food chain Bojangles' to report earnings on an adjusted basis of 15 cents share on $114 million in revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

Since it public debut in early May. Bojangles' shares have risen 35 percent.

Comparable restaurant sales rose 7.9 percent during the quarter, in line with the Consensus Metrix estimate of 7.8 percent.

For fiscal year 2015, Bojangles' expects total revenues to be between $480 million and $487 million. This outlook is on the lighter side since analysts expected the company to deliver $487 million in revenue this year.