ChoicePoint ( CPS), a provider of credential verification services, said its earnings for the second quarter fell 4.3%. The company said its earnings were $34.86 million, or 40 cents a share, for the quarter, compared with $36.42 million, or 40 cents a share, a year ago. Adjusted earnings from continuing operations were 44 cents a share compared with 41 cents a share, a year ago. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call were expecting earnings of 45 cents a share. First-quarter revenues from continuing operations rose 5.9% from a year ago to $240.79 million. Analysts were expecting a revenue of $266 million. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based company expects 5% to 7% internal revenue growth from continuing operations in the full year 2006 and including the impact of acquisitions, total revenue is expected to grow 6% to 8%. Analysts were forecasting revenue of $1.08 billion for the full year. Insurance services revenue increased 11.2% to $113.49 million, screening and authentication services revenue increased 5.9% to $64.96 million and government services revenue increased 7.8% to $32.32 million in the second quarter. Financial and professional services revenue fell 10.4% to $30.02 million. Operating profit increased 8.6% to $58.97 million and operating margin rose 62 basis points to 24.5%. Shares fell $2.74 Thursday to $33.26.