The rating agency said third-quarter net income of $ 467 million, or $ 2.47 per share, from $ 380 million, or $ 1.99 per share, a year earlier.
Adjusted earnings were $ 2.69 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet were forecasting adjusted earnings of $ 2.09 per share.
Revenue was $ 1.36 billion, up from $ 1.24 billion a year earlier. Analysts were forecasting sales of $ 1.22 billion.
“Moody’s Investors Service benefited from a third consecutive record quarter of issuance as fixed rate issuers took advantage of historically low borrowing costs to refinance existing debt and bolster liquidity,” said Raymond McDaniel, president and chief executive officer management, in a prepared speech.
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