* Q4 EPS $0.37 vs est $0.41
* Q4 rev $482.6 mln vs est $496 mln
Nov 29 Roofing products distributor Beacon
Roofing Supply Inc (BECN.O) posted lower-than-expected
quarterly results hurt by a fall in residential sales due to
lower selling prices and less re-roofing in storm-affected
For the fourth quarter, net income was $16.9 million, or 37
cents a share, compared with $19.0 million, or 42 cents a share
a year ago.
Sales fell slightly to $482.6 million while residential
roofing sales fell 17 percent.
Gross margin was 22 percent compared with 23.2 percent last
Analysts on average had expected earnings of 41 cents a
share, before special items, on revenue of $496 million,
according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Shares of the Peabody, Massachusetts-based company closed
at $15.75 on Friday on Nasdaq. They have gained 16 percent
since touching a year low on Aug. 25.
(Reporting by Divya Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Don