ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Esco Technologies Inc. (ESE) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $86.8 million.
On a per-share basis, the St. Louis-based company said it had profit of $3.32. Earnings, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, were 43 cents per share.
The maker of smart meters and filtration products posted revenue of $171.7 million in the period.
For the current quarter ending in April, Esco Technologies expects its per-share earnings to range from 70 cents to 75 cents.
The company expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.20 to $3.30 per share.
Esco Technologies shares have risen 5% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $97.31, a rise of 49% in the last 12 months.