WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) reported earnings for third quarter that retreated from last year.
The company said its profit totaled $137.06 million, or $0.53 per share. This was lower than $255.98 million, or $0.99 per share, in last year's third quarter.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.72 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
The company said revenue for the quarter fell 7.0% to $2.11 billion. This was down from $2.27 billion last year.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation earnings at a glance:
-Earnings (Q3): $137.06 Mln. vs. $255.98 Mln. last year. -Earnings Decline (Y-o-Y): -46.5% -EPS (Q3): $0.53 vs. $0.99 last year. -EPS Decline (Y-o-Y): -46.5% -Analysts Estimate: $0.72 -Revenue (Q3): $2.11 Bln vs. $2.27 Bln last year. -Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): -7.0%
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