Williams-Sonoma profit tops estimates
March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. home goods chain Williams-Sonoma Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, boosted by fewer discounts and strong online sales in the holiday season.
The operator of Williams-Sonoma cookware stores and the Pottery Barn furnishings chain said it fourth-quarter net earnings rose to $133.7 million, or $1.34 a share, from $122.6 million, or $1.17 a share, a year earlier.
Analysts were looking for a profit of $1.29 a share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
- Man called Bitcoin's father denies ties, leads LA car chase
- Ukraine standoff intensifies, Russia says sanctions will 'boomerang' |
- Florida mayor fights backyard gun ranges in 'Gunshine State'
- Apple loses bid for U.S. ban on Samsung smartphone sales
- 'Everything is fine', Pistorius told guard after shooting girlfriend |