WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Ball Corporation (BLL) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from the same period last year.
The company's earnings came in at $227 million, or $0.68 per share. This compares with $160 million, or $0.48 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.
Excluding items, Ball Corporation reported adjusted earnings of $272 million or $0.81 per share for the period.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.78 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
The company's revenue for the quarter rose 14.0% to $3.10 billion from $2.72 billion last year.
Ball Corporation earnings at a glance:
-Earnings (Q4): $272 Mln. vs. $238 Mln. last year. -EPS (Q4): $0.81 vs. $0.71 last year. -Analysts Estimate: $0.78 -Revenue (Q4): $3.10 Bln vs. $2.72 Bln last year.
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