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Aqua America Inc. Q4 Earnings Rise

Aqua America Inc. (WTR) released a profit for its fourth quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $53.47 million, or $0.30 per share. This was up from $49.65 million, or $0.28 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.31 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 3.3% to $203.31 million. This was up from $196.80 million last year.

Aqua America Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $53.47 Mln. vs. $49.65 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 7.7%
-EPS (Q4): $0.30 vs. $0.28 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 7.1%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.31
-Revenue (Q4): $203.31 Mln vs. $196.80 Mln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 3.3%

Full year EPS guidance: $1.37 to $1.42

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