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ST. LOUIS — Perficient Inc., an IT consulting company based in Town and Country, on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $9.8 million, beating Wall Street expectations.

On a per-share basis, the company said it had net income of 30 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 56 cents per share.

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share.

Perficient posted revenue of $144.7 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $143.3 million.

Perficient expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.04 to $2.07 per share, with revenue in the range of $562 million to $568 million.

Perficient shares have climbed 71% since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 53% in the last 12 months.

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