(Reuters) - Domino's Pizza Inc
The results from Domino's landed at a time when a bevy of U.S. operators, including Burger King Worldwide Inc
Net income at Domino's rose 22 percent to $37.6 million, or 64 cents per share during the fourth quarter.
Analysts, on average, had expected Domino's to report a profit of 60 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue increased almost 8 percent to $539.7 million.
Sales at stores open at least one year rose 4.7 percent in the United States - more than expected and helped by the introduction of pan pizza. International same-restaurant sales increased 5.2 percent.
Domino's competes with Yum Brands Inc's
Shares in the company, which also announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, were up 2.2 percent to $47.88 in midday trading.
(Reporting By Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by Kenneth Barry)