Nautilus, the U.S. fitness equipment company, announced in a preview of its annual results that its sales should reach about $274 million in 2014, amounting to an increase of about 25 percent. This comes after a robust fourth quarter, in which sales expanded by about 23 percent to around $95 million. Fully diluted earnings per share from continuing operations are set to jump to about $0.61 to $0.64, against $1.53 in 2013 – but then the results that year included an income tax benefit of $1.05 per share. The company regarded the performance as affirmation that its new product roadmap and the operational moves it launched a few years ago are effective. Full results are to be published toward the end of the month.