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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) announced earnings for its fourth quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's profit came in at $72.42 million, or $2.55 per share. This compares with $32.02 million, or $1.15 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $81.02 million or $2.86 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.75 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 17.1% to $1.44 billion from $1.23 billion last year.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $81.02 Mln. vs. $48.05 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $2.86 vs. $1.72 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.75
-Revenue (Q4): $1.44 Bln vs. $1.23 Bln last year.

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