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Modest growth for Northrop Grumman in third quarter

October 26, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 26, 2011, Falls Church, Va. - Northrop Grumman says its third-quarter profit rose 5 per cent despite declining revenue as profit margins improved. The results beat analyst expectations and the company raised its full-year outlook.

The Falls Church, Va., defence contractor says it earned $520 million,
or $1.86 per share, in the July-September quarter. That's up from $497
million, or $1.67 per share, during the same period last year.

Revenue fell 6.5 per cent to $6.61 billion, from $7.07 billion last year.

Analysts polled by FactSet had expected a profit of $1.68 per share on $6.82 billion in revenue.

Northrop is raising its outlook for 2011 to earnings between $6.95 per
share and $7.05 per share, up from its previous estimate between $6.75
per share and $6.90 per share.


Analysts had expected a profit of $6.88 per share.


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