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Amgen Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) released earnings for fourth quarter that fell from last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $1.62 billion, or $2.76 per share. This compares with $1.70 billion, or $2.85 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Amgen Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $2.23 billion or $3.81 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.39 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 6.9% to $6.63 billion from $6.20 billion last year.

Amgen Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $2.23 Bln. vs. $2.17 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $3.81 vs. $3.64 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.39
-Revenue (Q4): $6.63 Bln vs. $6.20 Bln last year.

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