Moody`s Corp. Q4 Profit Decreases, but beats estimates

Moody`s Corp. (MCO) announced earnings for fourth quarter that decreased from last year but beat the Street estimates.

The company's earnings came in at $246 million, or $1.34 per share. This compares with $427 million, or $2.28 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Moody`s Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $295 million or $1.60 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $1.44 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter fell 16.2% to $1.29 billion from $1.54 billion last year.

Moody`s Corp. earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $246 Mln. vs. $427 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $1.34 vs. $2.28 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $1.44
-Revenue (Q4): $1.29 Bln vs. $1.54 Bln last year.

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