WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) announced earnings for its second quarter that increased from last year.
The company said its bottom line totaled $383.6 million, or $1.31 per share. This was up from $337.1 million, or $1.15 per share, in last year's second quarter.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.23 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
Principal Financial Group Inc. earnings at a glance:
-Earnings (Q2): $383.6 Mln. vs. $337.1 Mln. last year. -Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 13.8% -EPS (Q2): $1.31 vs. $1.15 last year. -EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 13.9% -Analysts Estimate: $1.23
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