* Q4 EPS $0.08 vs est $0.08
* Q4 rev $162.4 mln vs est $158 mln
* Q4 same-store sales up 7 pct
Feb 17 Health supplement retailer Vitamin
Shoppe Inc (VSI.N) posted a quarterly profit in line with
analysts' estimates, and said it expects to open 42 stores in
In October last year, Vitamin Shoppe became the first U.S.
retailer to go public in two years and the company's IPO was
priced above expectations. [ID:nN28300460]
The company said excluding the IPO charges, it earned 12
cents a share in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 26.
According to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, the company earned 8
cents a share, excluding extinguishment of debt, termination of
management services, tax impact and including preferred
dividend net income.
Revenue rose 13.5 percent to $162.4 million.
Analysts on average were expecting earnings of 8 cents a
share on revenue of $158 million.
Fourth-quarter same-store sales rose 7 percent, the
company, which operated 438 stores compared with 401 stores a
year ago, said.
Shares of the North Bergen, New Jersey-based closed at $22
Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Shobhana Chadha in Bangalore; Editing by Maju