Texas Roadhouse Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 29, 2015, was 29 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 30 cents per share.
EPS climbed 25.0% year over year from 23 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $20.6 million, a gain of 25.9% from $16.3 million in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin climbed to 4.5% from 4.0% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue climbed 12.3% year over year to $454.4 million from $404.4 million, and total operating expenses grew 11.4% year over year to $419.7 million from $376.8 million.
Reported net income grew 24.1% on an annual basis to $22.8 million, or 32 cents per share, from $18.3 million, or 26 cents per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $1.22 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $1.35.
EPS rose 11.0% from $1.10 in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $86.4 million, a gain of 11.2% from $77.7 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue grew 14.2% from the prior-year period to $1.81 billion from $1.58 billion, and total operating expenses increased 14.5% on an annual basis to $1.66 billion from $1.45 billion.
The company said reported net income rose 11.6% on an annual basis to $96.9 million, or $1.37 per share, in the full year, from $86.8 million, or $1.23 per share.