said its third-quarter earnings excluding certain items reached 3 cents a share, much better than Wall Street expected.
Analysts anticipated that the company would post a loss of 1 cent a share, according to
First Call/Thomson Financial
. InfoSpace, which provides merchant and consumer infrastructure services on wireless, broadband, and narrowband platforms, earned $9.5 million in the quarter, compared with $2.9 million, or 1 cent a share, a year earlier.
The company said revenue climbed to $57.7 million from $19.9 million a year earlier.