Vallourec Posts Decline In Q1 Profit, Lowers 2012 Sales Forecast
Vallourec SA (OTC: VLOWY) reported a decline in its first-quarter net profit. It also cut its sales growth forecast for the full year to 5% from 10%.
Vallourec's quarterly net profit declined to EUR29 million, versus EUR82 million, in the year-ago period. Its total sales climbed 4% to EUR1.20 billion. However, analysts were projecting a net profit of EUR44 million on revenue of EUR1.17 billion.
Vallourec's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) dropped 25% to EUR152 million.
VLOWY shares closed at $10.71 yesterday.
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