PA-based NCO Group reported that third quarter revenue was up about 2% to $307.2 million. The Company also posted EBITDA of $44.5 million and a net loss of $3.1 million for the quarter. NCO noted that the ARM division operated slightly below its revenue and profitability targets primarily as a result of weaker than expected consumer payment patterns and lower than expected revenue derived from owned portfolio collections ARM generated $207.5 million in 3Q/07 revenues. During the third quarter, the CRM division also operated below its revenue and profitability targets primarily as a result of unanticipated client program changes and unanticipated ramp-up costs associated with several new client opportunities. CRM produced $83 million in revenues. During the quarter, the Portfolio Management division exceeded its revenue and profitability targets primarily due to ramp-up of newly acquired portfolios. Portfolio Management generated $45 million in third quarter revenues. For complete details on NCO Group’s latest results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).