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MKS Instruments: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) _ MKS Instruments Inc. (MKSI) on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $12.5 million.

On a per-share basis, the Andover, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of 23 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.12 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share.

The maker of analysis and processing equipment for semiconductor companies posted revenue of $463.6 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $460.6 million.

For the current quarter ending in July, MKS Instruments expects its per-share earnings to range from 89 cents to $1.26.

MKS Instruments shares have climbed 55% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $100.30, a decline of roughly 4% in the last 12 months.

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