Potbelly Corp. said its normalized net income for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 27, 2015, was 8 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 7 cents per share.
EPS rose 46.5% year over year from 6 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $2.2 million, a gain of 33.8% from $1.6 million in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin increased to 2.3% from 1.9% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue rose 12.1% year over year to $95.1 million from $84.8 million, and total operating expenses grew 11.3% on an annual basis to $91.5 million from $82.2 million.
Reported net income rose on an annual basis to $1.4 million, or 5 cents per share, from $582,940, or 2 cents per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled 28 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of 27 cents.
EPS rose 30.2% from 21 cents in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $7.9 million, a rise of 23.2% from $6.4 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue rose 14.0% on an annual basis to $372.8 million from $327.0 million, and total operating expenses rose 13.7% year over year to $359.8 million from $316.6 million.
The company said reported net income grew 35.1% on an annual basis to $5.7 million, or 20 cents per share, in the full year, from $4.2 million, or 14 cents per share.