Green Tree-based L.B. Foster Co. reported second-quarter profit of $7.3 million, or $0.71 per share, compared to a loss of $2 million, or $0.33 per share, for the same quarter in 2012.
For the six months ending June 30, profit was $12.2 million, or $1.19 per share, compared to profit of $1.2 million for the first six months of 2012.
L.B. Foster makes and ships construction and transportation materials.
Analysts has expected the company to earn $0.71 for the quarter.
Sales for the second quarter were $150 million compared to sales of $163 million for the second quarter last year.
For the first six months of this year sales were $279 million compared to sales of $277 million for the first six months of 2012.
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