Tempur-Pedic ( TPX) rose 5% late Thursday after the mattress pusher posted strong numbers and guided higher.

The Lexington, Ky., bedding specialist made $30.5 million, or 36 cents a share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, up from the year-ago $30.4 million, or 30 cents a share. Sales rose 19% from a year ago to $257 million.

On a pro forma basis, excluding certain costs, earnings were 40 cents a share. Analysts were looking for a 36-cent profit on sales of $253 million.

"The specialty bedding category, led by Tempur-Pedic, continues to expand at the expense of the traditional innerspring mattress category," the company said. "Over the long term, we expect to gain market share and improve productivity as we scale our business into a billion dollar company on our path to become the worldwide bedding leader. We are very confident in our future prospects and look forward to what we expect will be a very successful new year."

Tempur-Pedic guided to earnings of around $1.52 a share on revenue of $1.04 billion to $1.07 billion. Analysts were looking for $1.48 on revenue of $1.04 billion.

Shares rose $1.01 to $22.10.

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