NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Domino's Pizza (DPZ) - Get Domino's Pizza, Inc. Report  are spiking by 4.46% to $143.00 in pre-market trading Thursday morning, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for the fiscal 2016 second quarter. 

The Ann Arbor-based pizza chain posted earnings of 98 cents per share, beating the expectations of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters of 94 cents per share. Sales came in at $547.3 million, ahead of analysts' expectations of $533.4 million. 

Last year, the company reported 81 cents per share on $45.9 million in revenue for the second quarter.

Same-store-sales in the U.S. grew 9.7%, a decrease from the previous year's increase of 12.8%. 

"I am pleased with our impressive top and bottom line results during the second quarter, and the performance of our franchisees in the U.S. and across the globe," Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle said in a statement. 

Domino's Pizza also saw a 7.1% increase in international store sales.

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We rate DOMINO'S PIZZA INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

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