UPDATE 1-Diesel engine maker Cummins' quarterly profit, revenue rise

martes 28 de julio de 2015 12:28 GYT

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July 28 (Reuters) - Shares of Cummins Inc rose almost 4 percent after the diesel engine maker reported a rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by distributor acquisitions in North America and stronger demand in truck and bus markets.

Total revenue increased to $5.02 billion in the second quarter from $4.84 billion in the same period last year.

Cummins' revenue from North America jumped 12 percent in the quarter, while international sales fell by 6 percent, dragged lower by a weak economy in Brazil.

Net income attributable to Cummins rose to $471 million, or $2.62 per share, from $446 million, or $2.43 per share, a year earlier.

Cummins expects full-year 2015 revenues to grow between 2 percent and 4 percent.

On a conference call following the earnings release, Cummins executives said the company hoped to get market share in China to 17 percent by 2018, with a "stretch goal" of 25 percent.

Second-quarter revenues in China, including joint ventures, increased 6 percent year-over-year to $960 million, the company said.

"The growth was driven primarily by stronger sales of new engines and components in our highway markets, which more than offset very weak market conditions," Chief Executive Tom Linebarger said.   Continuación...