Whole Foods Market reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations and revenue that was in line with forecasts.
After the earnings announcement, the company's shares rose in extended-hours trading. (Click here to track Whole Foods shares.)
Fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose to $128 million from $121 million in the year-ago period.
The grocery chain posted earnings of 35 cents per share, up from 32 cents a share.
Revenue increased to $3.26 billion from $2.98 billion.
Analysts were expecting Whole Foods to report earnings of 32 cents per share and revenue of $3.26 billion, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.
During the quarter, comparable-store sales rose 3.1 percent. This growth has accelerated to a rise of 4.6 percent in the current quarter through Sunday.
The company expects comparable-store sales growth in the low to middle single digits for fiscal 2015.