Jones Lang LaSalle delivered a strong finish to the year with a 15% hike in earnings per share, as annual revenue rose by 12%. The New York -listed firm reported EPS of $6.32 (£3.81) for 2013, up from $5.48 the previous year, as fee revenue rose from $3.6bn to $4bn . Adjusted net income was up by 16% over the 12 months to December, coming in at $285m , boosted by $150m in the final quarter. Adjusted operating income margin calculated on a fee revenue basis was 9.7% for the year compared with 9.3% in 2012. The firmís strong fee growth was led by capital markets and hotels, which delivered a 38% increase in Q4 taking it to an annual hike of 40% with revenues of $708.4m . EMEA delivered the strongest growth with a 17% surge in full year revenues to $1.1bn . The UK , Germany , France , Russia and the Netherlands were the strongest European countries.
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