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Cincinnati Financial Corp. Earnings Advance In Q4

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) announced a profit for its fourth quarter that increased compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line rose to $153 million, or $0.93 per share. This was up from $125 million, or $0.75 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.86 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 7.6% to $1.41 billion. This was up from $1.31 billion last year.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $153 Mln. vs. $125 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 22.4%
-EPS (Q4): $0.93 vs. $0.75 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 24.0%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.86
-Revenue (Q4): $1.41 Bln vs. $1.31 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 7.6%

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