Duke Energy Corp. (DUK: Quote) reported fourth-quarter net income attributable to the company of $435 million, higher than $288 million in the previous year.
Meanwhile, earnings per share declined to $0.62 from $0.65 per share in 2011 on higher share count.
On an adjusted basis, earnings were $0.70 per share, while the company posted $0.71 per share last year.
On average, 15 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.64 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
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