PetSmart Q4 profit up 31%; outlook disappoints

Phoenix -- PetSmart Inc. reported a 31% increase in its fiscal fourth-quarter profit, helped by an extra week of sales. But its forecast for this year disappointed investors.

The company earned $134 million for the quarter ended Feb. 3, up from $102 million in the year-ago period.

Revenue rose 15% to $1.88 billion from $1.64 billion, helped by an extra week of sales in the more recent quarter. Same-store sales rose 4.6%.

For the full year, PetSmart’s revenue rose 11% to $6.8 billion.


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