BJ's Restaurants Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 29, 2015, amounted to 41 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 39 cents per share.
EPS increased 47.6% year over year from 28 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $10.4 million, a gain of 40.1% from $7.4 million in the year-earlier period.
The normalized profit margin rose to 4.5% from 3.5% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue climbed 9.0% year over year to $233.1 million from $213.9 million, and total operating expenses climbed 6.9% on an annual basis to $216.0 million from $202.2 million.
Reported net income rose 34.1% year over year to $11.0 million, or 43 cents per share, from $8.2 million, or 30 cents per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $1.48 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $1.62.
EPS rose 64.7% from 90 cents in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $38.8 million, a rise of 52.5% from $25.4 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue grew 8.8% year over year to $919.6 million from $845.6 million, and total operating expenses grew 6.3% on an annual basis to $856.5 million from $805.7 million.
The company said reported net income increased 65.2% year over year to $45.4 million, or $1.73 per share, in the full year, from $27.5 million, or 97 cents per share.