CORRECTED-ASML Q3 in line, sees Q4 sales about 1 billion euros

Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:45am EDT

(In headline and text, corrects Q4 sales to "about 1 billion euros", from "above 1 bln euros".)

AMSTERDAM Oct 17 (Reuters) - ASML, the world's top chip equipment maker, reported third-quarter net profit of 274.7 million euros ($357.74 million), just below the average forecast of 278 million euros on sales of 1.229 billion euros, in line with a forecast for 1.2 billion euros. ASML also said its expects fourth quarter sales would be about 1 billion euros. ($1 = 0.7679 euros) (Reporting by Roberta B. Cowan; Editing by Daniel Magnowski) (Roberta.Cowan@thomsonreuters.com; +3120-504-5000)

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