Netgear ( NTGR) flew by second-quarter targets and boosted guidance for the third quarter.The Santa Clara, Calif., broadband gearmaker posted adjusted net income of $10.5 million, or 30 cents a share, on sales of $130.7 million in the quarter ended June 30. Those numbers compare with pro forma profit of a quarter a share on $107.6 million in revenue in the year-ago quarter. Analysts were looking for second-quarter adjusted earnings of 28 cents a share on $127.6 million in sales, according to Thomson First Call. "This was another strong quarter for us. We benefited from increased demand across all three regions, maintaining the considerable business momentum we have established on a global basis," CEO Pat Lo said in a press release Thursday. Looking ahead, the rival to Cisco's ( CSCO) Linksys home-networking unit says third-quarter sales should grow to about $140.5 million, reflecting 7% sequential growth over the second-quarter level. "We are very optimistic entering the second half of the year. Our product line-up and channel of distribution are at their strongest in the company's 10-year history," Lo said in the release. The company's days' sales outstanding, or DSOs, were 74 in the second quarter, down from 77 days in the first quarter but up from 66 days in the year-ago period. Netgear shares jumped 60 cents, or 3%, to $19.05 in after-hours trading Thursday.