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Littelfuse raises 1Q guidance

A Littelfuse R&D facility at 2110 S. Oak Street, Champaign, Ill. (BusinessWire)

Littelfuse, Inc., said its fiscal first quarter earnings would be better than expected, thanks to solid sales across most of its market but primarily in the automotive sector.

The Chicago-based company, which reports on its first quarter May 5, said it expects quarterly earnings to be in the range of 96 cents to 98 cents per share, including a non-cash accounting charge of 12 cents a share. Get the full story »

Littelfuse Q4 profit beats expectations

Circuit protection products maker Littelfuse Inc. posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, mainly helped by growth in its electronics segment, and forecast 2011 sales above analysts’ expectations. Get the full story »

Littelfuse buys Cole Hersee

Chicago-based Littelfuse Inc. has bought Cole Hersee Co. for $50 million. Get the full story »

Littelfuse Q3 results beat the Street

Circuit protection products maker Littelfuse Inc. posted quarterly results that beat Street expectations, helped by the strong performance of its electronics unit, but said it saw sales slowing down in the fourth quarter.

The Chicago-based company expects fourth-quarter earnings of 75-85 cents a share, on revenue of $138-$145 million. Get the full story »

Littelfuse sees first-quarter sales soar

By Julie Wernau | Sales soared in the
first quarter for Chicago-based Littelfuse, and the company said it is
making good progress toward climbing back to its revenue levels from before the
downturn. Littelfuse manufactures circuit protection components for products that use electrical energy, including automobiles,
computers and handheld devices. The company said it is benefiting from a steady
recovery in those markets.

Sales for the first quarter of 2010
were $144.4 million, a 71 percent increase over the first quarter of
2009 and a 13 percent increase over the previous quarter. The company
saw higher-than-expected operating expenses as higher consumer demand
increased freight costs, Littelfuse said.

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