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Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) reported a 51% rise in its fourth-quarter earnings.

The company also announced its plans to increase its quarterly cash dividend to 28.75 cents per share from 26 cents per share.

Time Warner's quarterly profit surged to $1.17 billion, or $1.21 per share, from $773 million, or $0.76 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, it earned $1.17 per share.

Its revenue came in at $8.2 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.10 per share on $8.2 billion in revenue.

Its gross margin rose to 45.7% from 42.2%

Time Warner shares closed at $49.96 yesterday.

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