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Wintrust Financial Corp. Earnings Climb 26% In Q4

Wintrust Financial Corp. (WTFC) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that gained ground from last year.

The company said its bottom line climbed to $68.78 million, or $1.17 per share. This was higher than $54.61 million, or $0.94 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.13 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 8.7% to $300.14 million. This was up from $276.05 million last year.

Wintrust Financial Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $68.78 Mln. vs. $54.61 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 25.9%
-EPS (Q4): $1.17 vs. $0.94 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 24.5%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.13
-Revenue (Q4): $300.14 Mln vs. $276.05 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 8.7%

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