PHOENIX (AP) _ Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $73.2 million.
The Phoenix-based company said it had net income of $1.52 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.62 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.49 per share.
The for-profit education company posted revenue of $197.3 million in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $195.6 million.
For the current quarter ending in July, Grand Canyon Education expects its per-share earnings to be 94 cents.
The company said it expects revenue in the range of $173.4 million for the fiscal second quarter.
Grand Canyon Education expects full-year earnings to be $5.23 per share, with revenue expected to be $776.3 million.
Grand Canyon Education shares have increased 24% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $119.65, an increase of 11% in the last 12 months.
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