(Refiles to fix GeoEye’s ticker symbol)
* Q2 EPS $0.46 vs est $0.39
* Q2 revenue $72.7 mln
* Shares up about 3 percent
Aug 10 (Reuters) - Satellite imagery company GeoEye Inc GEOY.O posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by full recognition of revenue from its newest satellite, GeoEye-1.
Second-quarter net income was $9.6 million, or 46 cents a share, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Revenue more than doubled to $72.7 million.
Analysts were expecting earnings of 39 cents a share, before items, on revenue of $73.9 million, according to Reuters Estimates.
Backlog was about $325.2 million at June 30, the company said.
GeoEye, which competes with DigitalGlobe Inc DGI.N, provides imagery for Google (GOOG.O) Earth and Google Maps, and government agencies in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Shares of the Dulles, Virginia-based company were up 64 cents at $25.20 Monday morning on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by A.Ananthalakshmi in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan) ((firstname.lastname@example.org; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 4135 5800; Reuters Messaging: email@example.com))