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Kansas City Southern Earnings Advance 19% In Q4

Kansas City Southern (KSU) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $143.1 million, or $1.38 per share. This was higher than $120.1 million, or $1.12 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.37 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 10.3% to $660.4 million. This was up from $598.5 million last year.

Kansas City Southern earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $143.1 Mln. vs. $120.1 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 19.2%
-EPS (Q4): $1.38 vs. $1.12 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 23.2%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.37
-Revenue (Q4): $660.4 Mln vs. $598.5 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 10.3%

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