UPDATE 1-Heroux-Devtek Q3 profit misses estimates

* Sees lower sales for FY 2010

* Q3 EPS C$0.12 vs est C$0.13

* Revenue down 10 pct to C$76.6 mln

* Backlog at C$418 mln

Feb 5 (BestGrowthStock) – Aerospace and industrial manufacturer
Heroux-Devtek Inc (HRX.TO: ) posted a third-quarter profit (Read more your timing to make a profit.) that
narrowly missed estimates, hurt by a decline in revenue from
its industrial sales segment.

The company also said it expects slightly lower sales for
the fiscal year ending March 31, compared with the previous
year.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, Heroux-Devtek posted net
income of C$3.5 million ($3.25 million), or 12 Canadian cents a
share, compared with C$5.2 million, or 16 Canadian cents a
share, last year.

Sales fell 10 percent to C$76.7 million.

Analysts’ average estimate was for a profit of 13 Canadian
cents, on revenue of about C$81 million, according to Thomson
Reuters I/B/E/S.

Sales at the industrial sales segment fell 61 percent to
C$4.1 million, hurt mainly by lackluster conditions in the
power-generation industry, the company said in a statement.

As at Dec. 31, the company’s funded backlog stood at C$418
million, down from C$434 million as of Sept. 30.

Shares of Heroux-Devtek closed at C$5.26 Thursday on the
Toronto Stock Exchange.
($1=1.076 Canadian Dollar)

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(Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Vinu
Pilakkott)

UPDATE 1-Heroux-Devtek Q3 profit misses estimates