Chefs' Warehouse Inc. said its normalized net income for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Dec. 25, 2015, amounted to 28 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus estimate of 24 cents per share.
EPS increased 77.7% year over year from 16 cents.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was $7.5 million, an increase of 94.4% from $3.9 million in the year-earlier period.
The normalized profit margin climbed to 3.5% from 1.7% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue climbed 31.3% on an annual basis to $299.7 million from $228.2 million, and total operating expenses rose 29.1% year over year to $284.1 million from $220.0 million.
Reported net income rose 30.1% year over year to $6.8 million, or 25 cents per share, from $5.2 million, or 21 cents per share.
For the year, the company's normalized net income totaled 77 cents per share, compared with the S&P Capital IQ consensus normalized EPS estimate of 74 cents.
EPS rose 42.6% from 54 cents in the prior year.
Normalized net income was $20.4 million, a rise of 52.1% from $13.4 million in the prior year.
Full-year total revenue grew 27.2% on an annual basis to $1.06 billion from $832.7 million, and total operating expenses increased 26.2% on an annual basis to $1.01 billion from $803.1 million.
The company said reported net income increased 17.3% on an annual basis to $16.6 million, or 63 cents per share, in the full year, from $14.2 million, or 57 cents per share.