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Nicholas Financial: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) _ Nicholas Financial Inc. (NICK) on Wednesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $4.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Clearwater, Florida-based company said it had a loss of 60 cents.

The specialized consumer finance company posted revenue of $16.4 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $3.6 million, or 46 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $71.3 million.

Nicholas Financial shares have fallen 13% since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen nearly 3% in the last 12 months.

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