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What: Tempur-Pedic International
So what: Management expects to report first-quarter EPS of $0.67 to $0.68 and revenue of $325 million, well above the consensus forecasts of $0.58 and $291 million. For the year, it expects EPS of $2.80 to $2.95, well above the consensus forecast of $2.71, and revenue of $1.31 billion to $1.36 billion.
Now what: Tempur-Pedic has broadened its product lineup and stepped up its investment in marketing, which are contributing to the strength in sales. Manufacturing and productivity initiatives are reducing expenses and improving gross margin. The company will release first quarter financial results in detail on April 21.
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