American Electric Power Co Inc Q4 Profit Decreases, but beats estimates

American Electric Power Co Inc (AEP) announced earnings for fourth quarter that decreased from the same period last year but beat the Street estimates.

The company's earnings totaled $384.3 million, or $0.75 per share. This compares with $538.9 million, or $1.07 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, American Electric Power Co Inc reported adjusted earnings of $540.1 million or $1.05 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $0.99 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 19.5% to $4.9 billion from $4.1 billion last year.

American Electric Power Co Inc earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $384.3 Mln. vs. $538.9 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.75 vs. $1.07 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $0.99
-Revenue (Q4): $4.9 Bln vs. $4.1 Bln last year.

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