Sapient

(SAPE)

reported third-quarter earnings in line with Wall Street's expectations.

The Internet consulting company reported third-quarter income, before the amortization of intangibles, acquisition costs and stock-based compensation expenses, of $16.1 million, or 12 cents a share, in line with the 23-analyst

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consensus estimate.

The company earned $9.7 million, or 8 cents a share, for the same period a year ago.

Revenue for the quarter came in at $138.1 million, an 89% increase over the $73 million posted in the third quarter of 1999 and a 10% increase from the latest second quarter.