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Avnet 1Q revenue meets analyst views

October 27, 2011

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PHOENIX—Avnet Inc., an electronic parts and computer products distributor, said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter net income edged up 1 percent as revenue rose slightly year over year.

The company's revenue was in line with analyst expectations, and Avnet's second-quarter outlook surpassed Wall Street views.

Avnet shares rose $1.70, or 5.6 percent, to $32.32 in afternoon trading.

For the quarter that ended Oct. 1, Avnet earned $139 million, or 90 cents per share, compared with $138 million, or 90 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. The company's adjusted earnings also totaled 90 cents per share, which is a penny lower than what analysts polled by FactSet expected, on average.

Avnet's revenue rose 4 percent to $6.4 billion, matching analyst estimates.

Looking at the current quarter, Avnet predicted adjusted net income of $1.01 to $1.09 per share on $6.5 billion to $7.2 billion in revenue.

Analysts expect $1 per share in adjusted net income on $6.7 billion in revenue.