BUZZ-Restaurant Brands International Inc: Q4 profit beats estimates

Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:50am EST
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** Burger King and Tim Hortons restaurants owner's U.S.-listed shares up 7.7 pct at $34.46

** Company reports better-than-expected Q4 profit as new menu items help boost sales

** Tim Hortons comparable sales at established stores rise 6.3 pct excluding currency impact; analysts on average had expected 3.9 pct growth - Consensus Metrix

** Comparable sales at established Burger King restaurants rise 3.9 pct; analysts on average had estimated 3.8 pct increase

** Total revenue more than doubles to $1.06 bln

** Up to Friday's close, stock had fallen more than 14 pct this year