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Wendy’s profit plunges after Hortons spinoff

From the Associated Press

Wendy’s International Inc. said profit tumbled nearly 90% in the fourth quarter after the spinoff of its Tim Hortons coffee-and-doughnut chain.

The nation’s third-largest hamburger chain reported net income of $3 million, or 3 cents a share, compared with $30 million, or 25 cents, a year earlier. Revenue fell 1% to $596.4 million.

Excluding the effect of its discontinued Tim Hortons and Baja Fresh operations, Wendy’s earned $9.9 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with $26 million, or 22 cents, a year earlier.


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