After a battle royale over Herbalife stock between titans Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn, the numbers are in: Herbalife's fourth-quarter earnings and 2013 outlook topped forecasts.
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Earnings rose to $1.05 a share from 86 cents per share posted a year earlier.
Revenue jumped nearly 20 percent to $1.06 billion from $884.6 million a year ago, helped by stronger sales in Asia-Pacific.
For the full-year, the nutritional-supplements company raised its earnings guidance to a range of $4.45 to $4.65 per share and it sees first-quarter earnings of $1.03 to $.1.07 a share. Analysts were modeling earnings of $4.04 per share for the full year.
Net sales are expected to grow 12 percent to 14 percent for the full year.