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AFLAC Inc Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

AFLAC Inc (AFL) reported earnings for fourth quarter that fell from the same period last year.

The company's earnings came in at $525 million, or $0.69 per share. This compares with $2584 million, or $3.29 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, AFLAC Inc reported adjusted earnings of $779 million or $1.02 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.94 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter fell 5.4% to $5.13 billion from $5.42 billion last year.

AFLAC Inc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $779 Mln. vs. $633 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $1.02 vs. $0.80 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.94
-Revenue (Q4): $5.13 Bln vs. $5.42 Bln last year.

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