Increased sales helped Briggs & Stratton earn fourth-quarter profits of $18.2 million, or 36 cents per share, compared with $5.3 million, or 11 cents per share, in the same period last year. This beat analysts' estimates. Sales increased from $482.8 million to $615.6 million from the prior year. The company expects year-end profits to be between $60 million and $70 million, on par with expectations.

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