CHICAGO (AP) _ Littelfuse Inc. (LFUS) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $53.5 million.
The Chicago-based company said it had profit of $2.10 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.49 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.40 per share.
The circuit protection manufacturer posted revenue of $439.2 million in the period, falling short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $441.3 million.
For the current quarter ending in December, Littelfuse expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.92 to $2.06.
The company said it expects revenue in the range of $408 million to $420 million for the fiscal fourth quarter.
Littelfuse shares have decreased 15 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen 20 percent in the last 12 months.
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