World Fuel Services Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of World Fuel Services (NYS: INT) have fallen 10% today after the company released earnings.

So what: After the closing bell yesterday, the company reported fourth-quarter revenue of $9.32 billion and income of $50.1 million, or $0.70 per share. For the full year, revenue grew 80% to $34.6 billion and earnings increased 36% to $199.2 million.

Now what: The hit from the market today seems pretty extreme, considering that earnings per share were actually a penny above expectations. Shares are now trading at 13 times forward earnings, a reasonable price after a decent quarter like this one. I'm not buying today, but keep an eye on future growth because shares might be at a discount right now.

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