] unveiled its numbers yesterday for the three months ended December. Legg's Q3 profit rose year-over-year from $0.28 per share to $0.41,
which came in slightly below analysts' forcasts of $0.43 per share. The company's
revenue, which jumped to $690.5 million to $721.9 million, exceeded analysts forecasts of $712.3 million.
| Mark Fetting |
During the period, Legg recorded a new outflow of $16.7 billion.
CEO Mark Fetting
partially blamed the mutual fund firm's net outflows on clients' demand for "more specialized products with an increased investor appetite for risk assets." The Associated Press reported
on that tidbit from Fetting's
statement about Legg's third quarter earnings
Here's a transcript
of the earnings call.
"I think the story remains the same in terms of the improvement in the financials,"
Fetting told Reuters
in an interview. "Profits are strong, but the final chapter remains.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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