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Aqua America Inc. Q3 Earnings Advance

Aqua America Inc. (WTR) released a profit for its third quarter that increased from last year.

The company's profit came in at $78.22 million, or $0.44 per share. This compares with $76.23 million, or $0.43 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.43 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 5.2% to $226.14 million from $215.01 million last year.

Aqua America Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $78.22 Mln. vs. $76.23 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $0.44 vs. $0.43 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.43
-Revenue (Q3): $226.14 Mln vs. $215.01 Mln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $1.40 - $1.42

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