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American Water Works Company, Inc. Earnings Advance In Q4

American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that gained ground compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line rose to $119 million, or $0.69 per share. This was up from $98 million, or $0.57 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.66 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 2.4% to $821 million. This was up from $802 million last year.

American Water Works Company, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $119 Mln. vs. $98 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 21.4%
-EPS (Q4): $0.69 vs. $0.57 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 21.1%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.66
-Revenue (Q4): $821 Mln vs. $802 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 2.4%

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