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Correction: Mattress Firm Swings To Profit, Shares Up 15%

Corrects analysts earnings estimates for the full year ending January 2013 to read as $1.37 per share, instead of $0.99 per share. Also corrects, full year revenue estimates to read as 879.91 million, instead of $692.50 million. The corrected version is as under.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (MFRM) Tuesday reported a profit for the fourth quarter compared to a loss last year, helped mainly by higher revenues. The company also provided a financial outlook for the fiscal year 2012, expected to beat current market expectations. Following the news, the company's stock rose about 15 percent in after-market hours.

Fourth-quarter net profit was $17.4 million or $0.56 per share, compared to a net loss of $1.63 million or $0.07 per share reported in the year-earlier period. On average, six analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.19 per share in the fourth quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude one-time items.

Net sales for the period increased 47.9 percent to $188.6 million from $127.5 million last year. Analysts on a consensus estimated revenues of $177.21 million.

Moving forward, the company expects earnings for the full year ending January 2013 in a range of $1.40 to $1.48 per share and revenues of $1.03 billion to $1.06 billion. Analysts currently expect earnings of $1.37 per share on revenues of $879.91 million for the fiscal year.

Mattress firm closed its Tuesday's regular trade on the Nasdaq at $37.43, down 4.69 percent. In the after-market hours, share prices rose 14.75 percent.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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