Masco Corp. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Masco Corp. (MAS) released a profit for fourth quarter that decreased from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $195 million, or $0.74 per share. This compares with $453 million, or $1.59 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Masco Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $195 million or $0.75 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.74 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 13.4% to $1.86 billion from $1.64 billion last year.

Masco Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $195 Mln. vs. $154 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.75 vs. $0.55 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.74
-Revenue (Q4): $1.86 Bln vs. $1.64 Bln last year.

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