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Fifth Third Bancorp Announces 31% Rise In Q4 Earnings

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $486 million, or $0.67 per share. This was up from $372 million, or $0.49 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.48 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Fifth Third Bancorp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $486 Mln. vs. $372 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 30.6%
-EPS (Q4): $0.67 vs. $0.49 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 36.7%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.48

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