Altria Group Inc. Q2 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Altria Group Inc. (MO) released a profit for its second quarter that rose from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $2.00 billion, or $1.07 per share. This compares with $1.88 billion, or $0.99 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Altria Group Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $2.06 billion or $1.10 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.11 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 $6.62 billion from $6.31 billion last year.

Altria Group Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $2.06 Bln. vs. $1.91 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.10 vs. $1.01 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.11
-Revenue (Q2): $6.62 Bln vs. $6.31 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $4.15 to $4.27

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