II-VI Inc. (IIVI: Quote) posted third-quarter net earnings attributed to the company of $13.99 million or $0.22 per share compared to $23.12 million or $0.36 per share last year.
Revenues for the quarter rose 2% to $132.59 million from $130 million in the prior year.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $134.28 million for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
Francis Kramer, president and chief executive officer, commented, "We achieved record bookings in our third fiscal quarter, the result of strengthening product demand across the majority of the markets we serve. Product orders in the Infrared Optics segment and at Photop Technologies, Inc. (Photop) were robust -- up 13% and 17%, respectively, from the year-ago quarter and up 35% and 60%, respectively, from the quarter ended December 31, 2011. As a result, our backlog increased $13 million during the quarter and now totals $174 million. Consequently, we have better visibility in the near-term outlook."
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