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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) reported earnings for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company's earnings totaled $190.96 million, or $6.69 per share. This compares with $72.42 million, or $2.55 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $99.33 million or $3.48 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.73 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 11.8% to $1.61 billion from $1.44 billion last year.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $99.33 Mln. vs. $81.02 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $3.48 vs. $2.86 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.73
-Revenue (Q4): $1.61 Bln vs. $1.44 Bln last year.

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