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Ryder System Inc. Q4 Earnings Advance

Ryder System Inc. (R) released a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company said its bottom line climbed to $72.7 million, or $1.37 per share. This was higher than $57.4 million, or $1.07 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.36 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 12.1% to $1.94 billion. This was up from $1.73 billion last year.

Ryder System Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $72.7 Mln. vs. $57.4 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 26.7%
-EPS (Q4): $1.37 vs. $1.07 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 28.0%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.36
-Revenue (Q4): $1.94 Bln vs. $1.73 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 12.1%

Next quarter EPS guidance: $0.83 to $0.90
Full year EPS guidance: $5.40 to $5.70

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