WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Equifax Inc. (EFX) Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $88.3 million or $0.71 per share, up from $77.9 million or $0.64 per share in the same period last year.
On average, 11 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.89 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
Revenues increased 10 percent to $572.0 million from $520.0 million last year. Analysts expected revenues of $574.64 million.
Looking ahead to the fiscal 2013, the company, currently projects adjusted earnigs in a range of $3.58 to $3.61 per share, which is in the top half of the previous guidance of 21 percent to 24 percent. Analysts currently expect full-year earnings of $3.60 per share.
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