(Corrects headline to say its Q4, not Q2)
Feb 24 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining Corp , the world’s No. 2 gold producer, posted a 46 percent jump in quarterly profit and beat market estimates on higher production.
Net earnings rose to $812 million, or $1.61 a share, from $558 million, or $1.13 a share, a year ago.
Excluding items, Newmont earned $1.16 a share.
Revenue at Newmont, which operates mines in South and North America, Africa, Australia and Indonesia, rose to $2.55 billion.
Analysts, on avergae, expected earnings of $1.14 a share on revenue of $2.57 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (Reporting by Krishna N Das; Editing by Joyjeet Das)