SECAUCUS, N.J ( TheStreet) -- Children's Place ( PLCE) expects its fiscal-year earnings to top analysts' estimates after reporting in-line fourth-quarter earnings. Children's Place said that while the economy still remains uncertain it projects earnings from continuing operations of $2.90 to $3.10 a share in the next fiscal year, ahead of the $2.68 predicted by Wall Street. The forecast assumes positive low-single digit comparable retail sales. For the first quarter, Children's Place is projecting earnings from continuing operations of 85 cents to 90 cents a share, assuming flat comparable retail sales, in line with the 87 cents predicted by analysts. Excluding one-off items, Children's Place reported adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $28.5 million, or $1.03 a share in the fourth quarter, compared with $21.3 million, or 72 cents a share, a year earlier. The consenus estimate was for Children's Place earnings of $1.03 a share. The retailer said comparable retail sales were flat in the fourth quarter. Shares of Children's Place -- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.