Verisk Analytics Inc. Q4 Earnings Advance

Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) released a profit for its fourth quarter that increased compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $225.4 million, or $1.34 per share. This was up from $135.4 million, or $0.80 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.78 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 12.7% to $570.3 million. This was up from $506.1 million last year.

Verisk Analytics Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $225.4 Mln. vs. $135.4 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 66.5%
-EPS (Q4): $1.34 vs. $0.80 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 67.5%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.78
-Revenue (Q4): $570.3 Mln vs. $506.1 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 12.7%

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