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Alimentation Couche-Tard Q3 adjusted net income, EPS miss estimates

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter adjusted net income and EPS came in below analyst expectations March 19 as revenue rose.

For the 16 weeks ended Feb. 3, the company's adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $1.08 missed the S&P Global Market Intelligence estimate for normalized EPS of $1.20. The Laval, Québec-based company reports results in U.S. dollars.

Adjusted net earnings attributable to shareholders of $609 million missed the Market Intelligence estimate for net income excluding exceptions of $669.3 million with five analysts reporting.

The company recorded a $3.2 million gain from the sale of its marine fuel business, restructuring costs of $1.6 million, a net foreign exchange gain of $1.5 million and acquisition costs of $600,000. All items were reported in pretax terms.

Total revenue at the gas station and convenience store operator increased 4.6% to $16.52 billion over the year-ago quarter. Merchandise and service revenue, which excludes sales of fuel, rose 8.8% to $4.18 billion.

Globally, the company's network included just over 16,000 locations as of Feb. 3, including over 9,900 operated directly by Alimentation Couche-Tard.