Coinstar reported the following for its quarter ending Dec. 31, 2008:
Revenue of $261 million
Earnings before the deduction of interest, tax and amortization expenses (EBITDA) of $45.5 million
Free cash flow of $6.5 million
Net income of $4.2 million
For the full year, Coinstar reported:
Revenue of $911.9 million
EBITDA of $159.9 million
Free cash flow of $0.4 million
Net income of $14.1 million
Coinstar forecast first-quarter revenue of $260 million to $270 million, or 4 cents to 10 cents per share, assuming it closes its acquisition of
Redbox Automated Retail
this month. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had predicted profit of 18 cents per share on revenue of $247.6 million.
The coin-machine maker lifted full-year revenue outlook to between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion, up from its previous forecast of $1 billion.
"The company's DVD kiosk and coin processing product lines both had record years, while money transfer and entertainment revenues were adversely affected by the slowing and unprecedented economic environment," said CEO Dave Cole in a news release.
Shares of Coinstar, which competes with
, were rising 23% to $27.81 in recent trading.