Harley-Davidson Q4 Profit Climbs, Beats estimates

Harley-Davidson (HOG) announced earnings for its fourth quarter that increased from the same period last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company's earnings totaled $42 million, or $0.28 per share. This compares with $22 million, or $0.14 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $0.06 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 12.4% to $1.142 billion from $1.016 billion last year.

Harley-Davidson earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $42 Mln. vs. $22 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.28 vs. $0.14 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $0.06
-Revenue (Q4): $1.142 Bln vs. $1.016 Bln last year.

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