Jack in the Box Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 27 was 64 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 65 cents per share.
EPS climbed 23.8% year over year from 51 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $23.4 million, a gain of 14.2% from $20.5 million in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin climbed to 6.6% from 5.9% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue rose year over year to $354.1 million from $344.7 million, and total operating expenses grew on an annual basis to $311.8 million from $308.6 million.
Reported net income grew 37.9% on an annual basis to $23.9 million, or 65 cents per share, from $17.3 million, or 43 cents per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $3.10 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $3.02.
EPS rose 27.6% from $2.43 in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $118.5 million, an increase of 16.2% from $102.0 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue rose from the prior-year period to $1.54 billion from $1.48 billion, and total operating expenses rose on an annual basis to $1.33 billion from $1.31 billion.
The company said reported net income increased 18.8% on an annual basis to $112.7 million, or $2.95 per share, in the full year, from $94.9 million, or $2.26 per share.