Western Union Co Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Western Union Co (WU) released earnings for its third quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's profit came in at $232.7 million, or $0.57 per share. This compares with $228.6 million, or $0.55 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Excluding items, Western Union Co reported adjusted earnings of $256.3 million or $0.63 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.57 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 2.4% to $1.29 billion from $1.26 billion last year.

Western Union Co earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $256.3 Mln. vs. $237.1 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $0.63 vs. $0.57 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.57
-Revenue (Q3): $1.29 Bln vs. $1.26 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $2.05 - $2.10

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