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Kroger Co. Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Kroger Co. (KR) released earnings for its second quarter that rose from last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $819 million, or $1.03 per share. This compares with $297 million, or $0.37 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Kroger Co. reported adjusted earnings of $581 million or $0.73 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.55 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 8.2% to $30.49 billion from $28.17 billion last year.

Kroger Co. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $581 Mln. vs. $357 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $0.73 vs. $0.44 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.55
-Revenue (Q2): $30.49 Bln vs. $28.17 Bln last year.

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