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BRIEF-Turning Point Brands Reports Q4 Adjusted Earnings Per Share $0.23

March 8 (Reuters) - Turning Point Brands Inc:

* TURNING POINT BRANDS, INC. ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 RESULTS

* Q4 SALES ROSE 36.7 PERCENT TO $73.6 MILLION

* Q4 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.23

* QTRLY EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.18

* CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FOR 2018 ARE EXPECTED TO BE $2 MILLION TO $3 MILLION

* TURNING POINT BRANDS - TO CONTINUE SKU RATIONALIZATION EFFORTS WHILE DISCONTINUING PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT WARRANT EXPENSE TO GET FDA COMPLIANCE

* TURNING POINT - IDENTIFIED PRODUCTS FOR 2018 RATIONALIZATION & ESTIMATE SKU DISCONTINUATIONS WILL UNFAVORABLY IMPACT YOY SALES BY ABOUT $3.5 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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