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Silgan Holdings Q1 Profit Rises

Silgan Holdings Inc. (SLGN) Thursday reported an increase in profit for the first quarter, due mainly to higher revenues.

The Stamford, Connecticut-based company reported first-quarter net profit of $32.8 million or $0.47 per share, compared to $26.1 million or $0.37 per share last year.

Adjusted earnings for the quarter rose to $0.50 per share from $0.41 per share in the prior-year quarter. On average, 12 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.46 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Total revenues for the quarter grew 9.3 percent to $768.4 million from $703.1 million in the prior-year quarter. Nine analysts had a consensus revenue estimate of $785.92 million for the quarter.

Looking ahead, the company expects second-quarter adjusted earnings of $0.55 to $0.60 per share. Analysts currently expect the company to earn $0.57 per share for the quarter.

The company confirmed its full-year 2012 earnings guidance in the range of $2.80 to $2.90 per share. Analysts currently expect earnings of $2.88 per share for the year.

by RTT Staff Writer

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