American Capital Strategies (NASDAQ:ACAS) announced that profit for the fourth-quarter fell by 79 percent, though results still beat estimates. The company earned $123 million, or 38 cents per share, down from $594 million, or $1.73 per share, in the same period last year. Revenue increased by 13 percent to $180 million from $160 million. Analyst had expected a profit of 25 cents per share on $142 million in revenue. Net asset value increased by 29 percent to $17.84 per share. For the year, the company earned $1.14 billion, or $3.44 per share, up from $94 million, or $2.74 per share in the year before, while revenue increased from $591 million to $646 million.
Shares are lower by about four tenths of a percent.
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