WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Western Union Co (WU) reported earnings for its first quarter that climbed from the same period last year.
The company's earnings totaled $181.8 million, or $0.44 per share. This compares with $176.7 million, or $0.42 per share, in last year's first quarter.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.45 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
The company's revenue for the quarter rose 1.7% to $1.21 billion from $1.19 billion last year.
Western Union Co earnings at a glance:
-Analysts Estimate: $0.45 -Revenue (Q1): $1.21 Bln vs. $1.19 Bln last year.
-Guidance: Full year EPS guidance: $2.00 - $2.10
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