CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) -- Manufacturing company Leggett & Platt said Thursday that it will record a $27 million, or 18 cent-per-share, tax benefit in the fourth quarter.
Leggett & Platt said that apart from the tax benefit, its full-year 2012 guidance has not changed from $1.45 to $1.52 per share forecast in October. Including the tax benefit full-year earnings will be $1.63 to $1.70 per share.
Analysts polled by FactSet expected the company to earn $1.48 per share for the year.
The benefit stems from the elimination of a valuation allowance on the company's Canadian deferred tax assets.
Leggett & Platt, based in Carthage, Mo., is a diversified manufacturing company that produces a variety of engineered components and products found in most homes, offices, and automobiles.
Shares increased 32 cents to close at $27.88.
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