Noodles generated solid growth in 2013

BROOMFIELD – Noodles & Company posted revenue of $350.9 million and a profit of $12.1 million for 2013 while opening 53 new restaurants since the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2012.

Broomfield-based Noodles’ (Nasdaq NDLS) revenue increased $50.5 million during 2013, or 16.8 percent, 40 cents per diluted share, compared with $300.4 million in 2012.

For the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31, Noodles’ net income was $3.5 million, a 65.9 percent increase compared with $2.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $91.5 million, a 17.4 percent increase compared with S77.9 million for the same period a year ago.

“We’re pleased to have maintained our operating momentum in the fourth quarter with our 18th straight quarter of comparable restaurant sales growth and a 66 percent increase in our adjusted net income for the quarter,´ said Kevin Reddy, chairman and chief 3executive.

Reddy said Noodles has plans to open 42 to 50 new company-owned restaurants this year, and franchisees expect to open 10 to 15 new restaurants in 2014.

Founded in 1995, Noodles restaurants serve noodle and pasta dishes at 380 locations in 29 states and the District of Columbia.




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