Oct 24 (Reuters) - Timken Co on Thursday reported a lower quarterly profit and cut its full-year outlook yet again, citing weak demand for its ball bearings and specialty steel across all markets.
The Canton, Ohio-based company posted a third-quarter profit of $52.2 million, or 54 cents a share, down from $80.9 million, or 83 cents a share, in the comparable period last year.
Sales fell 7 percent to $1.1 billion.
Timken said it now expects full-year 2013 sales to be down 13 percent compared with a year before.
At the start of this year, Timken said it expected sales to be down 5 percent in 2013. In July, the company revised that outlook and said it expected sales to be down 10 percent this year, in part because of softer-than-expected demand from industrial customers.