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HCA Healthcare, Inc. Reports Increase In Q4 Bottom Line

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA) reported earnings for its fourth quarter that climbed from the same period last year.

The company's earnings totaled $1.43 billion, or $4.13 per share. This compares with $1.07 billion, or $3.09 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.6 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 5.7% to $14.29 billion from $13.52 billion last year.

HCA Healthcare, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $1.43 Bln. vs. $1.07 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $4.13 vs. $3.09 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.6
-Revenue (Q4): $14.29 Bln vs. $13.52 Bln last year.

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