Gap Inc. Profit Climbs In Q4

Gap Inc. (GPS) announced earnings for its fourth quarter that advanced from last year.

The company said its bottom line rose to $239 million, or $0.61 per share. This was higher than $203 million, or $0.51 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.58 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 7.9% to $4.78 billion. This was up from $4.43 billion last year.

Gap Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $239 Mln. vs. $203 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 17.7%
-EPS (Q4): $0.61 vs. $0.51 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 19.6%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.58
-Revenue (Q4): $4.78 Bln vs. $4.43 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 7.9%

Full year EPS guidance: $2.55 to $2.70

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