TORONTO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Linamar Corp LNR.TO reported a 2 percent rise in second-quarter profit on Thursday as stronger European powertrain sales offset weaker North American results.
The company, which makes precision automotive components for engines and transmissions, earned C$31.9 million ($30.1 million), or 48 Canadian cents a share, in the three months ended June 30. That was up from a profit of C$31.3 million, or 45 Canadian cents a share, a year earlier.
Analysts had expected earnings of 46 Canadian cents a share, according to Reuters Estimates.
Guelph, Ontario-based Linamar said sales rose to C$625.4 million from C$624.4 million in the second quarter a year earlier.
Linamar released its results after markets closed. During the day, its shares rose 8 Canadian cents to finish at C$11.53 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
$1=$1.06 Canadian Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Galloway