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NCI Building beats 4Q profit forecasts

HOUSTON (AP) _ NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $17.5 million.

The Houston-based company said it had net income of 25 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 32 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share.

The maker of products used in commercial buildings posted revenue of $488.7 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $54.7 million, or 77 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $1.77 billion.

For the current quarter ending in February, NCI Building said it expects revenue in the range of $390 million to $410 million.

NCI Building shares have increased 6 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $16.60, a fall of slightly more than 4 percent in the last 12 months.

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