Donaldson 3Q profit, revenue miss Street's view

Filter maker Donaldson's 3Q results miss Wall Street's view; cuts full-year forecasts

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Donaldson, which makes filtration systems, posted a 2 percent decline in third-quarter net income as original equipment manufacturers trimmed production .

The Minneapolis company said that it doesn't expect sales to climb in capital equipment-related end market for at least the next quarter because it has yet to see any strong signs of a recovery. It lowered its full-year earnings and revenue forecasts.

For the three months ended April 30, Donaldson Co. earned $69.8 million, or 46 cents per share. That's down from $70.9 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier.

Analysts, on average, forecast earnings of 48 cents per share, according to a FactSet survey.

Revenue dropped 4 percent to $619.4 million from $647.2 million as sales declined in its engine products and industrial products segments.

Wall Street predicted $658.3 million in revenue.

Donaldson now anticipates full-year earnings of $1.57 to $1.65 per share on revenue in a range of $2.4 billion to $2.45 billion. The company's prior guidance called for earnings between $1.61 and $1.81 per share and revenue to be about flat with 2012's $2.5 billion.

Analysts expect earnings of $1.70 per share on revenue of $2.51 billion.

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