Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 26, 2015, amounted to 48 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 50 cents per share.
EPS increased 12.7% year over year from 43 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $45.6 million, compared with $45.4 million in the year-earlier period.
The normalized profit margin dropped to 22.4% from 23.5% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue grew 5.5% year over year to $203.8 million from $193.2 million, and total operating expenses rose on an annual basis to $107.7 million from $105.6 million.
Reported net income came to a loss of $8.9 million, or a loss of 10 cents per share, compared to income of $51.9 million, or 49 cents per share, in the prior-year period.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $1.78 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $1.91.
EPS rose 14.9% from $1.55 in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $173.1 million, an increase from $165.5 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue increased 8.3% year over year to $810.9 million from $748.7 million, and total operating expenses grew on an annual basis to $449.1 million from $430.7 million.
The company said reported net income declined 40.4% year over year to $104.9 million, or $1.08 per share, in the full year, from $176.1 million, or $1.65 per share.