Printer maker Lexmark International ( LXK) said its second-quarter sales dropped 4% from last year, but the top line still edged past Wall Street's estimates. Revenue slipped to $1.23 billion in the quarter from $1.28 billion last year. Lexmark earned $76.7 million, or 74 cents a share, compared with $79.9 million and 64 cents a share a year ago. Excluding items, the company would have earned $1.07 a share, well above the consensus Thomson Financial forecast of 84 cents. Analysts were looking for $1.22 billion in revenue. For the third quarter, Lexmark said revenue would be unchanged to down in the low-single-digit range compared with the same period last year. Excluding restructuring charges, the company is looking for a profit of 65 cents to 75 cents. The company expects an inkjet component shortage, which is now largely resolved, to cut its third-quarter earnings by about 5 cents a share. The cost is included in the guidance range. On average, analysts are projecting earnings of 78 cents and sales of $1.19 billion.