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Franklin Electric says Q3 GAAP earnings per share $0.52

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 

Oct 24 (Reuters) - Franklin Electric Co Inc -:Franklin electric reports third quarter 2017 sales and earnings.Q3 earnings per share $0.53 excluding items.Q3 GAAP earnings per share $0.52.Q3 sales $311.1 million versus I/B/E/S view $319.5 million.Q3 earnings per share view $0.52 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Sees FY 2017 adjusted earnings per share $1.88 to $1.92.FY2017 earnings per share view $1.92 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Franklin Electric Co Inc - ‍inventory levels at end of Q3 2017 were $301 million versus year end 2016 of $203 million​.Franklin Electric Co Inc - ‍ about $65 million of inventory increase at end of Q3 2017 is due to distribution segment acquisitions​.Franklin Electric Co Inc - ‍ remain cautious about certain international water end markets including Asia Pacific and Latin America​.