After the bell on Thursday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.
AIG Posts Lower Q4 Earnings; Misses Estimates
American International Group (AIG ) reported fourth quarter after-tax operating income of $1.37 billion, or 97 cents per share, which is down from last year’s Q4 figures of $1.67 billion, or $1.13 per share. AIG missed analysts’ EPS estimates of $1.05.
Columbia Sportswear Beats Estimates
Columbia Sportswear (COLM ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $677 million, up from last year’s Q4 sales of $533.1 million. Net income for the quarter came in at $55.6 million, or 79 cents per diluted share, compared to last year’s Q4 net income of $36.7 million, or 55 cents per share. COLM easily beat analysts’ estimates of 67 cents EPS on revenues of $634.35 million. For FY2015, COLM sees EPS in the range of $2.10-$2.20, while analysts are expecting $2.07.
Digital Realty Trust Beats Q4 Earnings Estimate
Digital Realty Trust (DLR ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $412 million, marking an 8% increase over last year’s Q4 revenues. Fund from operations (FFO) per share for the quarter came in at $1.40, which is up from last year’s Q4 FFO per share of $1.26. Looking ahead to FY2015, DLR sees EPS in the range of $5.00-$5.10, while analysts are expecting $5.10.