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said third-quarter revenue rose 8% year over year, and the company's adjusted continuing-operations profit was in line with its prior guidance.

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For the quarter, revenue totaled $1.43 billion, and income from continuing operations was $144.2 million, or 64 cents a share. Last year, Pitney Bowes had a profit from continuing operations of $133 million and 57 cents a share, with revenue of $1.33 billion.

Taking out a charge, the company would have earned 66 cents in the latest quarter, hitting the midpoint of its forecast for 65 cents to 67 cents and matching Wall Street's estimates.

Looking ahead, Pitney Bowes expects fourth-quarter revenue growth of 7% to 9% and a full-year revenue improvement of 6% to 7%.

Earnings, excluding items, should be 76 cents to 78 cents in the fourth quarter and $2.68 to $2.70 for the year. During the fourth quarter, the company expects to record a restructuring charge of 3 cents to 5 cents a share. On average, analysts are looking for 77 cents in the quarter and $2.69 for the year.

Additionally, Pitney Bowes confirmed that it expects revenue growth of 5% to 8% with earnings of $2.90 to $2.98 a share in 2007. The consensus forecast is $2.94.