United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $4.82 billion.

On a per-share basis, the Chicago-based company said it had profit of $12.82. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $4.53 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.49 per share.

The airline posted revenue of $10.31 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.27 billion.

United shares have declined 18 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 10 percent in the last 12 months.

This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

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