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What: Shares of modular carpet maker Interface (NASDAQ:TILE) jumped as much as 13% today after releasing earnings.
So what: Sales rose 6.1% in the quarter to $243.5 million and net income rose 6.9% to $11.0 million, or $0.17 per share. That was in line with estimates and turned around a series of massive earnings misses.
Now what: The Americas business led the way with an 11.6% rise in sales to reach a record quarter. Europe was still a drag but that's to be expected given the state of the European economy. The company still has a lot to prove to live up to an 18 times forward P/E ratio but at least it's headed in the right direction operationally right now.
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