posted higher-than-expected profit in its latest fiscal quarter, helped by growth in a variety of different markets around the world.
Shares rose 8.6% to $59.93 at 12:44 p.m. in New York, paring this year’s slump to 4.7%
Net income increased to $36.2mln, or $0.72 per share, for the 13 weeks ended September 26, from $32.3mln or $0.63 per share, a year earlier, the Orlando, Florida-based company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Stripping of the impact of foreign currency rates, earnings were $0.79 per share, above the $0.71 average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Capital IQ.
Revenue slid 11.4% to $521mln, surpassing the Wall Street consensus of $516mln.
The company lowered its full-year adjusted earnings forecast on a per-share basis to a range between $4.39 and $4.44, down from $4.42 to $4.52. Analysts had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.47.