* Q3 EPS $0.82 vs est $0.57
* Sees Q4 seasonal volumes sequentially lower
* Says end-markets still weak * Shares up nearly 6 pct (Adds Q4 outlook, updates share movement)
Oct 27 (Reuters) - Label and office supplies maker Avery Dennison Corp (AVY.N) posted better-than-expected quarterly profit as restructuring actions helped margins, but said its end-markets remained soft.
Higher raw material costs would pressure the fourth quarter and seasonal volume would be sequentially lower, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Change in the company’s fiscal calendar would reduce fourth-quarter sales by $50 million sequentially, it added.
The company posted third-quarter profit of $62.5 million, or 59 cents a share, compared with $62.7 million, or 63 cents a share, a year earlier.
Excluding certain charges, earnings were 82 cents a share.
Revenue fell 10 percent to $1.55 billion.
Analysts on average were expecting earnings of 57 cents a share on revenue of $1.47 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
“While the rate of volume decline in the third quarter improved compared with the first half of the year, this was largely due to a slowdown in inventory reductions,” CEO Dean Scarborough said in a statement.
Adjusted operating margin in the third quarter was 7.3 percent, compared with 6.6 percent in the year-ago period.
Avery Dennison began a restructuring program in the fourth quarter of 2008 and has cut about 10 percent of its workforce and halved its dividend.
The company said it would incur about $130 million in total restructuring charges — including $110 million to be taken in 2009.
Shares of the company were trading up 71 cents at $37.55 Tuesday morning on the New York Stock Exchange. They touched a high of $39.04 earlier in the session. (Reporting by Amulya Nagaraj and A.Ananthalakshmi in Bangalore; Editing by Aradhana Aravindan)