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Meta: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $20.2 million.

On a per-share basis, the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based company said it had profit of 53 cents.

The holding company for Meta Bank posted revenue of $116.8 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $101.6 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $97 million, or $2.49 per share. Revenue was reported as $486.8 million.

Meta expects full-year earnings to be $3.30 to $3.50 per share.

Meta shares have risen 83% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $35.58, a climb of 55% in the last 12 months.

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