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Verisk Analytics Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Verisk Analytics Inc. (VRSK) released a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company's profit totaled $176.2 million, or $1.07 per share. This compares with $132.2 million, or $0.80 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Verisk Analytics Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $208.8 million or $1.27 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.30 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 5.4% to $713.3 million from $676.8 million last year.

Verisk Analytics Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $208.8 Mln. vs. $188.4 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $1.27 vs. $1.13 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.30
-Revenue (Q4): $713.3 Mln vs. $676.8 Mln last year.

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