On Oct. 19, McGraw-Hill (NYSE:MHP) released third-quarter earnings for the period ended Sept. 30, 2006.

  • Revenues missed analyst estimates by 1.7%, but EPS exceeded analyst estimates by 5.6%.
  • Improved performance by financial services segment, partially offset by lower revenue in the education segment, led to 0.8% growth in revenues.
  • EPS increased by 6 pennies, primarily because of decrease in diluted shares count.

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