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Kansas City Southern Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Kansas City Southern (KSU) revealed a profit for fourth quarter that declined from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $161.1 million, or $1.59 per share. This compares with $551.7 million, or $5.33 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Kansas City Southern reported adjusted earnings of $158.0 million or $1.56 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.54 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 5.1% to $694.0 million from $660.4 million last year.

Kansas City Southern earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $158.0 Mln. vs. $143.1 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $1.56 vs. $1.38 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.54
-Revenue (Q4): $694.0 Mln vs. $660.4 Mln last year.

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