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Johnson & Johnson Q4 Earnings Rise 10%

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) released a profit for its fourth quarter that climbed compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $4.78 billion, or $1.74 per share. This was higher than $4.36 billion, or $1.58 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.72 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 11.5% to $20.20 billion. This was up from $18.11 billion last year.

Johnson & Johnson earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $4.78 Bln. vs. $4.36 Bln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 9.6%
-EPS (Q4): $1.74 vs. $1.58 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 10.1%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.72
-Revenue (Q4): $20.20 Bln vs. $18.11 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 11.5%

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $8.00 - $8.20
Full year revenue guidance: $80.6 - $81.4 Bln

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