LIMA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Peruvian financial holding company Credicorp reported 895 million soles ($275 million) in fourth-quarter net profit on Monday, up 22.4 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Credicorp said it earned 3.5 billion soles in net profit in all of 2016, up 13.7 percent from 2015.
The market had forecast $271 million in net profit for Credicorp in the fourth quarter, and $1 billion in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Credicorp controls Peru's biggest bank, Banco de Credito , a pension fund and a bank that lends to small businesses.
$1=3.26 soles (Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Sandra Maler)