The New York-based company said it had profit of 47 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 64 cents per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share.
The maker of IT management software for companies posted revenue of $999 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $981.8 million.
CA expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.49 to $2.54 per share, with revenue in the range of $4.03 billion to $4.07 billion.
CA shares have risen 21 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 6 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $34.55, a climb of 20 percent in the last 12 months.