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James Hardie Industries SE (NYSE: JHX) reported an increase in its first-quarter profit.

James Hardie's quarterly net profit climbed to US$68.5 million, from US$1.0 million, in the year-ago period. Its operating earnings, excluding asbestos liabilities, surged to US$43.8 million.

The company expects full-year operating earnings of US$140 million to US$160 million, versus analysts' estimates ranging from US$156 million to US$177 million.

James Hardie shares dropped 0.34% to close at $43.92 on Friday.

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