This story has been updated from 4:36 pm EST to include comments from the company's conference call.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Buffalo Wild Wings' (BWLD) fourth-quarter results blew past consensus estimates for earnings and same-store sales growth, yet came up short on total revenue.
The Minneapolis-based wing and sports bar restaurant chain reported net income of $20.8 million, up 25% from a year earlier. The company earned $1.10 per share for the final quarter of the year. Analysts, according to Thomson Reuters, expected the company to post earnings of $1.06 a share, up 20% year over year.
Same store sales rose 5.2% at company-owned stores, beating sales growth estimates of 4.2%, according to Consensus Metrix. Sales growth at franchised locations rose 3.1%, besting estimates of 2.9%.
Yet overall revenue fell short of estimates. Total revenue rose 12.4% to $341.5 million, with company-owned restaurant sales rising 13.1% to $319.8 million. Analysts had expected Buffalo Wild Wings to post revenue of $347 million.
"With our wall-to-wall televisions and big screens, Buffalo Wild Wings was the place for our guests to Tablegate and watch football - from NCAA bowl games to the NFL playoffs culminating with the Super Bowl," CEO Sally Smith said in the earnings statement. "The excitement of March Madness is just around the corner and we'll launch our Blazin' Bracket Challenge to engage guests online and in restaurant."