The maker of office, home and industrial products cut its profit outlook from earlier estimates of between $6.35 and $6.50 a share, down to a range of $6.27 to $6.35 a share. That disappointed Wall Street, which had anticipated full-year earnings of $6.40 a share, the Associated Press noted.
Company officials indicated that the new forecast reflected “current economic realities” and indicated that economic growth would likely remain lackluster.
3M noted that it earned $1.16 billion during the third quarter, up 6.7% form $1.09 billion in the same period last year. EPS came in at $1.65, which met Wall Street estimates.
The company recorded quarterly revenue of $7.5 billion, down from last year, and missing the $7.63 billion that analysts had anticipated.
The revenue dip was attributed to the negative effect of currency exchange rates.
Earlier this month, 3M announced that it would acquire Ceradyne, a ceramics manufacturer, for $847 million, but also terminated its previously announced $550 million purchase of Avery-Dennison‘s (NYSE:AVY) office products unit after regulators threatened to block the deal.