February 23, 2010 / 1:37 PM / 8 years ago

UPDATE 1-Mobile Mini Q4 profit jumps

* Q4 EPS $0.14 vs $0.01 yr ago

* Revenue falls 29 pct

Feb 23 (Reuters) - Mobile Mini Inc (MINI.O), a provider of portable storage containers, posted a higher quarterly profit, helped by cost cuts. For the fourth quarter, net income was $6.0 million, or 14 cents a share, compared with $246,000, or 1 cent a share, a year ago.

Revenue fell 29 percent to $87.3 million. Lease revenue, which comprised 89 percent of total revenue, was $77.5 million.

Analysts on average expected earnings of 22 cents a share, on revenue of $92.3 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Total costs and expenses fell 35 percent to $62.0 million. Shares of the Tempe, Arizona-based company closed at $15.21 Monday on Nasdaq. (Reporting by Bhaswati Mukhopadhyay in Bangalore; Editing by Anne Pallivathuckal)

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