The stock was down 1% in premarket trading to $28.
Revenue rose 3% to $11.9 billion, which the company said was a record. Net income of $425 million, or 96 cents a share, was up from $372 million, or 81 cents, a year ago. Adjusted earnings came in at $630 million, or $1.42 a share, vs. $547 million, or $1.19, a year ago.
Analysts were expecting EPS of $1.40 on revenue of $11.9 billion, according to FactSet.
American said it expects its fourth-quarter total revenue per available seat mile to be flat to up 2% year-over-year. Full-year EPS, excluding net special items, is expected to be between $4.50 and $5.50. In July, the company said it expected adjusted EPS to be between $4.50 and $6.
The consensus among analysts is for full-year EPS to come in at $4.99, according to FactSet.
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