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Interface beats Street 4Q forecasts

ATLANTA (AP) _ Interface Inc. (TILE) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.3 million.

The Atlanta-based company said it had profit of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were 32 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share.

The carpet tile company posted revenue of $266.2 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $256.1 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $53.2 million, or 86 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $996.4 million.

Interface shares have decreased 6 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $23.65, an increase of 32 percent in the last 12 months.

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