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Northrop Grumman Corp. Q3 Profit Climbs

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) released earnings for its third quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $1144 million, or $6.54 per share. This compares with $643 million, or $3.67 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $4.37 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 23.1% to $8.09 billion from $6.57 billion last year.

Northrop Grumman Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $1144 Mln. vs. $643 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $6.54 vs. $3.67 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $4.37
-Revenue (Q3): $8.09 Bln vs. $6.57 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $18.75 to $19.00
Full year revenue guidance: $30.00 Bln

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