NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Capital One ( COF) reported an 85 percent quarterly profit increase as losses on its credit card portfolio slackened. The bank said that net income for the fourth quarter of 2010 was $697 million, or $1.52 per common share, versus net income of $376 million, or $0.83 per share during the same period last year. Analysts had expected Capital One to report $1.35 to $1.40 per share, according to Thomson/Reuters. Annual net income was $2.7 billion, or $6.01 per share, compared to net income of $320 million, or $0.74 per share for 2009. The 2009 annual net income included the $563.9 million repayment to the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Capital One picked up $1 billion in loans during the quarter. Charge-offs as a percentage of loans improved to 4.45 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with 6.33 percent at the end of 2009. --Written by Maria Woehr in New York. To contact the writer of this article, click here: Maria Woehr. To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/newsgirlmw. To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.