FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.28 billion.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.28 billion.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had profit of $5.09 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2 per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.96 per share.

The world's largest airline posted revenue of $9.63 billion in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.67 billion.

American Airlines shares have dropped nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has decreased 25 percent in the last 12 months.

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