Dow Chemical Co, the largest U.S. chemical maker, posted a higher fourth-quarter profit as sales rose in nearly all segments.
Net income rose to $426 million, or 37 cents per share, compared with $87 million, or 8 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.
Excluding one-time items, Dow posted profit of 47 cents per share.
Analysts expected earnings of 35 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It was not immediately clear if the numbers were comparable.
Revenue rose 11 percent to $13.77 billion. Analysts expected $12.48 billion.
(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Derek Caney)