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Torchmark Corp. Reports Increase In Q2 Earnings

Torchmark Corp. (TMK) reported earnings for its second quarter that climbed from the same period last year.

The company's profit totaled $184.4 million, or $1.59 per share. This compares with $140.3 million, or $1.18 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.49 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 4.9% to $1.08 billion from $1.03 billion last year.

Torchmark Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $184.4 Mln. vs. $140.3 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.59 vs. $1.18 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.49
-Revenue (Q2): $1.08 Bln vs. $1.03 Bln last year.

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