Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said its normalized net income for the fourth quarter amounted to $2.22 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of $1.86 per share.
EPS fell 41.4% year over year from $3.78.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $69.4 million, a decline of 41.8% from $119.4 million in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin fell to 7.0% from 11.2% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue decreased 6.8% on an annual basis to $997.5 million from $1.07 billion, and total operating expenses came to $888.4 million, compared with $879.7 million in the year-earlier period.
Reported net income decreased 44.0% year over year to $67.9 million, or $2.17 per share, from $121.1 million, or $3.84 per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $15.54 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $14.80.
EPS rose 8.7% from $14.31 in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $489.6 million, a gain of 8.6% from $450.8 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue rose 9.6% year over year to $4.50 billion from $4.11 billion, and total operating expenses rose 9.8% on an annual basis to $3.72 billion from $3.39 billion.
The company said reported net income rose 6.8% on an annual basis to $475.6 million, or $15.10 per share, in the full year, from $445.3 million, or $14.13 per share.