blew out fiscal second-quarter targets.
The Agoura Hills, Calif., video game company made $13 million, or 19 cents a share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, reversing the year-ago loss of $1 million, or 2 cents a share.
Revenue surged 68% from a year ago to $240 million.
Analysts were looking for a 3-cent profit on sales of $201 million.
THQ cited robust sales of owned and internally developed new original properties Saints Row and Company of Heroes, and continued sales of games based on Disney*Pixar's Cars, reflecting the game's wider international release.
THQ said it expects to make around $1 a share for the year ending in March, excluding 18 cents a share of compensation expense, on sales of around $950 million.
Analysts were looking for 95 cents on $943 million.