Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said its normalized net income for the fourth quarter came to 71 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 54 cents per share.
EPS decreased 68.0% year over year from $2.22.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $20.6 million, a decrease of 70.3% from $69.4 million in the year-earlier period.
The normalized profit margin dropped to 2.0% from 7.0% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue grew on an annual basis to $1.03 billion from $997.5 million, and total operating expenses climbed 12.8% year over year to $1.00 billion from $888.4 million.
Reported net income fell 76.3% year over year to $16.1 million, or 55 cents per share, from $67.9 million, or $2.17 per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled $1.30 per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of $1.01.
EPS declined 91.6% from $15.54 in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $38.8 million, a decrease of 92.1% from $489.6 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue fell 13.3% year over year to $3.90 billion from $4.50 billion, and total operating expenses rose on an annual basis to $3.85 billion from $3.72 billion.
The company said reported net income decreased 95.2% year over year to $22.9 million, or 77 cents per share, in the full year, from $475.6 million, or $15.10 per share.