Moody's Corp. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $160.1 million, or 70 cents a share, increasing from $96.2 million, or 43 cents a year earlier. Fourth-quarter revenue was up 33% year-over-year to $754.2 million, "with double-digit revenue growth in most lines of business," according to CEO Raymond McDaniel. Full-year earnings for 2012 were $690 million, or $3.05 a share, increasing from $571.4 million, or $2.49 a share, in 2011. McDaniel said that, "despite ongoing economic uncertainty, we anticipate generally favorable market conditions to remain in place in 2013. As a result, Moody's expects revenue growth across all areas of the business, as well as earnings per share in the range of $3.45 to $3.55."
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