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Principal Financial: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $236.5 million.

On a per-share basis, the Des Moines, Iowa-based company said it had profit of 83 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.11 per share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share.

The financial services company posted revenue of $3.77 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $3.88 billion.

For the year, the company reported profit of $1.55 billion, or $5.36 per share. Revenue was reported as $14.31 billion.

Principal Financial shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 5 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $49.62, a fall of 33 percent in the last 12 months.

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