Markel: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) _ Markel Corp. (MKL) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $502.7 million.

On a per-share basis, the Glen Allen, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $36.26. Earnings, adjusted for investment gains, came to $6.57 per share.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $7.07 per share.

The insurer posted revenue of $2.58 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $2.05 billion, also falling short of Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.07 billion.

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For the year, the company reported net income of $1.79 billion, or $129.07 per share, swinging to a profit in the period. Revenue was reported as $7.92 billion.

Markel shares have risen slightly more than 4% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $1,192.07, a climb of 12% in the last 12 months.

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