Jan 23 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co said on Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled on Tuesday, helped by an income tax gain due to the new U.S. tax code.
Canada’s largest railroad’s net income surged to C$2.61 billion ($2.10 billion), or $C3.48 per share, from C$1.02 billion, or C$1.32 per share, a year earlier.
The company recorded an income tax gain of C$1.76 billion for the latest period.
Montreal-based CN’s total revenue rose to C$3.29 billion in the three months ended Dec. 31, from C$3.22 billion a year earlier. ($1 = C$1.24) (Reporting by John Benny in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D‘Souza)