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Total System: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) _ Total System Services Inc. (TSS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $162.8 million.

The Columbus, Georgia-based company said it had profit of 91 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.27 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.21 per share.

The electronic payment services provider posted revenue of $1.04 billion in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $979.9 million, which fell short of Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.01 billion.

Total System expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.75 to $4.90 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.99 billion to $4.09 billion.

Total System shares have risen 67% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 19%. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $135.70, a climb of 48% in the last 12 months.


This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on TSS at https://www.zacks.com/ap/TSS