EMC Profit Jumps 28% as Demand Rises

HOPKINTON, Massachusetss ( TheStreet) -- EMC ( EMC), earned 37 cents a share on a non-GAAP basis in the third quarter, topping analysts' estimates, as demand for its storage products boosted revenue by 18%.

EMC earned $606 million, or 27 cents a share, in the third quarter on a GAAP basis, up 28% from $473 million, or 22 cents, a year earlier. Non-GAAP earnings were $822 million, up 27%.

Revenue was $4.98 billion.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected EMC to earn 36 cents a share on revenue of $4.9 billion.

EMC said it remains "on track" to exceed its full-year goal of $19.8 billion in revenue, GAAP earnings of $1.07 a share and non-GAAP EPS of $1.48.

For the year, analysts expect EMC to post profit of $1.48 a share on revenue of $19.85 billion.

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