Furniture Brands International ( FBN) said it expects to make 43 cents a share to 47 cents a share for the first quarter. The earnings include previously disclosed restructuring, asset impairment and severance charges of 2 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call were estimating earnings of 47 cents a share.

The company said it will report the actual results on May 3.

"Business conditions remain relatively unchanged from the end of January when we last commented on current trends," said the company. "Orders are tracking up in the mid-single digits and sales are slightly positive versus the year ago period."

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