Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. said its profit in the fiscal fourth quarter and year jumped, due in large part to sales of investment properties.
The company, which owns Florida Rock & Tank Lines Inc. and some real estate businesses, reported a net income of $7 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, or 72 cents per share. That compared with $1.4 million, or 14 cents a share, in the previous year.
Patriot had $37.1 million in revenue in the quarter. In addition, it saw $6.2 million in gains from investment property sales.
For the full year, income was $15.4 million, or $1.60 a share, compared with $7.8 million, or 82 cents a share.
Operating profit in the transportation segment rose 29.2% in the fourth quarter to $2.5 million. For the year, profit grew 25.1% to $9.4 million.