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Agilent Technologies Q2 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Agilent Technologies (A) reported a profit for second quarter that dropped from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $182 million, or $0.57 per share. This compares with $205 million, or $0.63 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Agilent Technologies reported adjusted earnings of $228 million or $0.71 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.72 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 2.5% to $1.24 billion from $1.21 billion last year.

Agilent Technologies earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $228 Mln. vs. $212 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $0.71 vs. $0.65 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.72
-Revenue (Q2): $1.24 Bln vs. $1.21 Bln last year.

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