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Ball Corporation Announces Increase In Q4 Profit

Ball Corporation (BLL) reported a profit for its fourth quarter that climbed from last year.

The company said its bottom line rose to $213 million, or $0.60 per share. This was up from $155 million, or $0.44 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.52 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 9.1% to $2.75 billion. This was up from $2.52 billion last year.

Ball Corporation earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $213 Mln. vs. $155 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 37.4%
-EPS (Q4): $0.60 vs. $0.44 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 36.4%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.52
-Revenue (Q4): $2.75 Bln vs. $2.52 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 9.1%

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