ConAgra Foods says its fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 63 percent as the prior year saw a large gain from the sale of its commodity trading business, but adjusted results beat analysts' estimates.
Omaha-based Conagra Foods Inc. also lifted its adjusted full-year earnings guidance.
The maker of Chef Boyardee and Slim Jim earned $165.9 million, or 37 cents per share, for the period ended Aug. 30. That's down from $442.4 million, or 94 cents per share, a year ago.
Earnings included a 1-cent-per-share charge related to investments.
Revenue dipped 3 percent to $2.96 billion on lower sales in ConAgra's commercial foods segment.
Analysts forecast net income of 34 cents per share on revenue of $3.09 billion.