BRIEF-Spirent Comms warns on profit as market slows

LONDON, April 22 Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:10am EDT

LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - Spirent Communications plc : * Anticipated slowdown was more pronounced than expected during the first

quarter * Revenue fell by $20.6 million to $96.8 million for the first quarter * Operating profit impacted by the loss of gross profit on this lower revenue. * Second quarter expected to achieve similar revenue to that of the same period

last year