Benchmark Electronics ( BHE) charged past expectations for its second-quarter earnings and revenue and raised its guidance for the full year, fueling a rise in its share price. In recent trading, the electronics manufacturing-services company soared 8.9%, adding $2.04 to $25.01. The company reported its earnings early on Thursday. For the second quarter, the company made a profit of $27.5 million, or 42 cents a share, rising from $18.7 million, or 29 cents a share, for the same period last year. Excluding restructuring and stock-based compensation costs, Benchmark made $29.4 million, or 45 cents a share. On that basis, the company beat EPS estimates by 7 cents, as analysts were calling for 38 cents a share. The company posted revenue of $749.2 million, growing from $560.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call predicted that the company would make $658.5 million in sales. For the third quarter, Benchmark said it anticipates revenue between $710 million and $750 million. Excluding certain items, the company said its net income would range from 40 cents to 45 cents. Both estimates far exceed the consensus estimate of $643.7 million on the top line and an EPS of 37 cents. The company also raised its guidance for the full year. It said sales would be between $2.76 billion and $2.85 billion and that EPS, excluding items, would be $1.61 to $1.69. Analysts polled estimated revenue of $2.62 billion and earnings per share of $1.51. "We experienced a strong second quarter with solid year-to-date growth in each of the industry sectors that we serve. Our commitment and focus on improving our operational effectiveness will drive Benchmark's continued success," Benchmark's President and CEO Cary Fu said in a statement.