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AFLAC Inc Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

AFLAC Inc (AFL) reported a profit for its third quarter that advanced from last year.

The company's profit totaled $845 million, or $1.09 per share. This compares with $716 million, or $0.90 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Excluding items, AFLAC Inc reported adjusted earnings of $792 million or $1.03 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.99 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 1.3% to $5.58 billion from $5.51 billion last year.

AFLAC Inc earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $792 Mln. vs. $676 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $1.03 vs. $0.85 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.99
-Revenue (Q3): $5.58 Bln vs. $5.51 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $3.90 - $4.06

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