CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Visa reports better-than-expected profit

jueves 29 de enero de 2015 21:15 GYT

(Corrects headline and first paragraph to remove reference to gasoline prices helping results)

* Q1 earnings $2.53 per class A share vs. estimate $2.49

* Total operating revenue rises 7 pct to $3.38 bln

* Announces 4-for-1 split of class A common stock

* Shares rise 4 pct after the bell

By Amrutha Gayathri

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Visa Inc, the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to a good holiday season and a strengthening U.S. job market that encouraged people to spend.

The company said e-commerce, which mainly uses cards, was "extraordinarily strong during the holiday season."

But Chief Executive Charlie Scharf said consumer spending on the whole, while at "reasonable" levels, was not accelerating.   Continuación...