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Yankee Candle Dimmer: Fool by Numbers

On Oct. 25, Yankee Candle (NYSE: YCC  ) released Q3 2006 earnings for the period ended Sept. 30, 2006.

  • Both sales and earnings beat estimates handily .
  • . but that's hardly saying much. Virtually all other metrics were abysmal. Margins were lower across the board, for example. And an earnings-per-share increase of $0.02 was paid for through a buyback of 4 million shares.
  • Perhaps that's why Yankee Candle this morning announced it has accepted a private equity buyout worth $34.75 a share, a 21% premium from yesterday's close.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out which stocks he owns by checking Tim's Fool profile. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy always adds up.

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