Ski-Doo maker BRP posts 52 percent jump in profit, raises forecast
(Reuters) - BRP Inc DOO.TO, the maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo watercraft, reported a 52 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by strong shipments of snowmobiles worldwide, and it raised its full-year adjusted profit forecast.
The Canadian company raised its adjusted earnings forecast to $1.49-$1.54 per basic share from $1.45-$1.50.
BRP's net profit rose to C$48.2 million ($45.4 million), or 41 Canadian cents per basic share, in the third quarter ended October 31 from C$31.7 million, or 31 Canadian cents, a year earlier.
Excluding items, the company earned 50 Canadian cents per basic share.
Revenue rose 18 percent to C$866 million.
BRP, which was spun off from Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO: Quote) in 2003, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in May.
The company's competitors include Arctic Cat Inc ACAT.O, Polaris Industries Inc PII.N and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd 7272.T.
BRP's portfolio includes Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and Rotax engines.
The company's shares closed at C$26.83 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The stock has risen 25 percent since its debut, outperforming the Toronto Stock Exchange 300 Composite Index .GSPTSE, which has risen 3 percent.
($1 = 1.06 Canadian dollars)
(Reporting by Shubhankar Chakravorty in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)
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