Murphy USA: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) _ Murphy USA Inc. (MUSA) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $47.6 million.

The El Dorado, Arkansas-based company said it had net income of $1.54 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.45 per share.

The gasoline station operator posted revenue of $3.46 billion in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.57 billion.

For the year, the company reported profit of $154.8 million, or $4.86 per share. Revenue was reported as $14.03 billion.

Murphy USA shares have fallen slightly more than 3% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $113.02, a climb of 40% in the last 12 months.

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