ATLANTA (AP) _ Equifax Inc. (EFX) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $205.4 million.
The Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.66 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.85 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.72 per share.
The credit reporting company posted revenue of $1.22 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Fourteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.18 billion.
For the current quarter ending in December, Equifax expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.72 to $1.82. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.79.
The company said it expects revenue in the range of $1.23 billion to $1.25 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $1.18 billion.
Equifax expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.52 to $7.62 per share, with revenue ranging from $4.9 billion to $4.92 billion.
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