CLEVELAND ( TheStreet) -- Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF), the iron ore miner, fell short of Wall Street estimates with its second-quarter results, though its revenue and profit surged from a year ago.Cliffs said it earned $260.7 million, or $1.92 a share in the quarter. Analysts were looking for $2.06 on average, according to Thompson Reuters. A year ago, in the thick of the recession and collapsed demand from struggling steelmakers, Cliffs reported earnings of $45.5 million, or 36 cents a share. Revenue, meanwhile, came in at $1.18 billion, up by more than 200% from a year ago and essentially in-line with Wall Street targets of $1.2 billion. Shares of Cliffs, which sells much of its iron ore to steelmakers like AK Steel ( AKS), were slipping in after-hours trading Wednesday, changing hands recently at $53.28, down 1.6% from the close in the regular session. -- Written by Scott Eden in New York Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.