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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.
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 (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 (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.