ATLANTA (AP) _ Equifax Inc. (EFX) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $95.9 million.
The Atlanta-based company said it had net income of 78 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.60 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.31 per share.
The credit reporting company posted revenue of $982.8 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $923.6 million.
Equifax shares have climbed 20% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 1%. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $168.01, an increase of 22% in the last 12 months.