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KAR Auction Services Q4 Profit Rises

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2/27/2012 5:59 PM ET

KAR Auction Services Inc. (KAR: Quote), Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.5 million or $0.11 per share, as compared to $7.3 million or $0.05 per share in the fourth quarter last year.

Adjusted net income for the fourth quarter was $0.21 per share compared to $0.20 per share last year. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.22 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude one-time items.

Revenues for the quarter was $479.8 million as compared to $443.2 million in the fourth quarter last year. Wall Street analysts on a consensus estimated revenues of $466.95 million for the quarter.

Looking forward to full year 2012, the company expects earnings in a range of $0.85 - $0.90 per share, and adjusted net income in a range of $1.15 - $1.20 per share. Analysts currently expect earnings of $1.23 per share.

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