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Comcast Corp. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Comcast Corp. (CMCSK) reported a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $3.16 billion, or $0.68 per share. This compares with $2.51 billion, or $0.55 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Comcast Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $3.66 billion or $0.79 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.76 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 2.0% to $28.40 billion from $27.85 billion last year.

Comcast Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $3.66 Bln. vs. $3.29 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.79 vs. $0.72 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.76
-Revenue (Q4): $28.40 Bln vs. $27.85 Bln last year.

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