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Harman profit beat on strong audio product sales

(Adds forecast and anlaysts' estimates)

Aug 7 (Reuters) - Harman International Industries Inc's fourth-quarter profit beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of car entertainment and home audio products.

The company, which makes JBL and Harman Kardon audio systems, gave a revenue forecast for the year ending June 2016 that was in-line with analysts' estimates and raised its revenue forecast for the year ending June 2017.

"In our automotive businesses, we are capitalizing on robust demand for an embedded connected car experience and a more favorable production environment," Chief Executive Dinesh Paliwal said in a statement.

Net income attributable to Harman soared to $43.2 million, or 62 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended June 30, from $5.5 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, the company earned $1.25 per share.

Revenue rose 22 percent to $1.44 billion.

Analysts on average were expecting a profit of $1.21 per share on revenue of $1.39 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Harman's revenue forecast of $6 billion for the year ending June 2016 was in line with analysts' estimates.

The company raised its revenue forecast to $6.85 billion from $6.05 billion for the year ending June 2017.

Up to Wednesday's close of $111.26, Harman's shares had gained 36 percent this year.

(Reporting by Soham Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)