UPDATE 1-Flextronics revenue forecast tops estimates

Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:25pm EDT
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* 1st-qtr revenue falls 3 pct to $5.79 bln

* Company expects 2nd-qtr adjusted EPS of $0.19 to $0.22 vs est. $0.18

* Expects 2nd-qtr revenue of $6.10 bln to $6.40 bln vs. est. $6.11 bln

* Shares rise 4 percent in after-hours trading

July 25 (Reuters) - Flextronics International Ltd forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street's estimates as the contract electronics manufacturer gets set to benefit from the launch of customer Google Inc's new smartphone.

Shares of the Singapore-based company, which also reported higher-than-expected first-quarter revenue, rose as much as 4 percent in extended trading on Thursday.

Flextronics produces the Xbox game console for Microsoft Corp as well as smartphones for Google, along with networking gear and other electronics.

Google's Motorola division is expected to unveil its Moto X phone on Aug. 1, the first handset Motorola has developed since it was acquired by Google in 2011.

Microsoft's first Xbox in eight years will go on sale in the United States in November.   Continued...