PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) - MasterCard Inc. (MA) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $1.9 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Purchase, New York-based company said it had profit of $1.82. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.78 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.68 per share.
The processor of debit and credit card payments posted revenue of $3.9 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.86 billion.
MasterCard shares have climbed 26 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has dropped 1 percent. The stock has risen 29 percent in the last 12 months.
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