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Kaiser: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (AP) _ Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (KALU) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $23.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The Foothill Ranch, California-based company said it had profit of $1.39 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.75 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.53 per share.

The aluminum products company posted revenue of $389 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $388.9 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $91.7 million, or $5.43 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.59 billion.

Kaiser shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $109.67, a climb of almost 4 percent in the last 12 months.

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