January 21, 2020 / 2:31 AM / 2 months ago

Logitech's adjusted operating income rises 5.9%

FILE PHOTO: Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell of the computer peripherals maker Logitech addresses a news conference in Zurich, Switzerland March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

(Reuters) - Logitech International SA (LOGN.S) reported a 5.9% rise in adjusted operating income for the third quarter on Tuesday, boosted by higher demand for its gaming and video conferencing products.

Adjusted operating income rose to $151.7 million in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $143.2 million a year earlier.

Logitech, which makes computer peripherals such as keyboards and mouse, said its sales rose 4.4% to $902.7 million in the quarter, edging past analysts’ estimates of $900 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

The company posted strong growth across its three biggest units, with gaming and video collaboration businesses growing at a double-digit rate, Chief Executive Officer Bracken Darrell said.

“Despite the impact of tariffs, we delivered strong gross margins of 37.6%,” Darrell added.

The Swiss-U.S. computer accessory maker confirmed its fiscal year 2020 outlook of mid to high single-digit sales growth in constant currency and $375 million to $385 million in adjusted operating income.

(This story has been refiled to correct dateline)

Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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