Pipeline master limited partnership Kinder Morgan (KMP) reported strong fourth quarter results Wednesday afternoon. Revenue surged 31% year-over-year to $2.5 billion, exceeding consensus estimates. Operating earnings per share grew 74% year-over-year to $0.61, also ahead of expectations. Distributable cash flow per share increased 6% year-over-year, to $1.35, more than covering the firm's payout during the fourth quarter. This led the company to raise its fourth quarter distribution to $1.29 per share (payable February 14, 2013), three cents higher than the previous payout. The firm's full-year distributable cash flow of $5.07 per share was significantly higher than in 2011, but more importantly, it easily covered distribution payments of $4.98 per share.