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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $172 million.
On a per-share basis, the Newport News, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $4.23. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.43 per share.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.47 per share.
The shipbuilder posted revenue of $2.26 billion in the period.
Huntington Ingalls shares have decreased 29% since the beginning of the year. The stock has dropped 15% in the last 12 months.
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