DST Systems profit rises

August 1 Wed Aug 1, 2012 7:21am EDT

August 1 (Reuters) - Data processing company DST Systems Inc's second-quarter profit more than doubled.

Earnings rose to $144.9 million, or $3.17 per share, from $55.2 million, or $1.17 per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, the company earned 77 cents per share.

Revenue rose 9 percent to $632.8 million.

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