Oct 25 (Reuters) - French carbon and graphite production company Mersen reported on Wednesday a 9.2 percent rise in sales and revised up full-year guidance for its sales and operating margin.
The firm, whose products are used in the electrical industry, said consolidated sales were 198 million euros ($233.76 million) in the third quarter, despite a depreciation in the value of the U.S. dollar against the euro.
In the Asia-Pacific region, sales climbed 24.4 percent year-on-year, with China, South Korea, Japan and India all reporting double-digit growth, the company said.
In North America, sales were up 6.6 percent on a like-for-like basis, extending an upswing from the second quarter.
Following the results, Mersen said it was expecting like-for-like sales to grow between 7 percent and 8 percent for the year, up from between 3 percent and 5 percent.
The operating margin was expected to rise by 150 to 170 basis points year-on-year, compared with a previous expectation of between 80 and 130 basis points, the company said.
$1 = 0.8470 euros Reporting by Camille Raynaud; Editing by Edmund Blair