* Q1 EPS $1.53 in line with est
* Revenue fall marginally
* Same-store sales up 0.7 pct
* Sees FY 2010 EPS $2.70-$2.80
May 6 CEC Entertainment Inc CEC.N, which owns
the Chuck E Cheese's restaurant chain, reported quarterly
profit in line with analysts' estimates and raised its fiscal
2010 earnings view.
The company, which competes with Domino's Pizza Inc (DPZ.N)
and Yum Brands Inc's (YUM.N) Pizza Hut, now sees earnings of
$2.70 a share to $2.80 a share for fiscal 2010, up from its
prior view of $2.68 a share to $2.78 a share.
Analysts on average were expecting earnings of $2.81 a
share, before items, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
For the first quarter, the Irving, Texas-based company
earned $33.9 million, or $1.53 a share, compared with $34.1
million, or $1.48 a share a year earlier.
Revenue fell marginally to $246.3 million.
Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.53 a share on
revenue of $253.0 million.
Shares of CEC closed at $37.42 Thursday on the New York
(Reporting by Renju Jose in Bangalore; Editing by Don