Agence France-PresseOctober 23, 2013 17:17
Boeing raised its 2013 earnings forecast Wednesday after third-quarter profits soared, saying it would boost production of its flagship 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Net earnings totaled $1.16 billion for the July-September quarter, an increase of 12 percent from $1.03 billion in the same period in 2012, the US aerospace and defense giant said.
Earnings per share came in at $1.51 compared with $1.35 a year ago.
Adjusted earnings per share, excluding certain pension expenses, increased 16 percent to $1.80, well above Wall Street analysts' average estimate of $1.55.