* Net EPS 43 cts/share
* Revenue rises 4.6 percent
* Shares up 4 pct after hours
LOS ANGELES, April 21 (Reuters) - Slot machine maker WMS Industries (WMS.N) on Tuesday posted a 30 percent gain in quarterly net income as profit margins and revenue increased.
Shares of WMS rose 4 percent to $27.95 in extended trade after closing at $26.88 on the New York Stock Exchange before the earnings announcement.
Fiscal third-quarter profit rose to $24.4 million, or 43 cents per share, from $18.8 million, or 32 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
Analysts, on average, had expected a profit of 37 cents a share, according to Reuters Estimates.
The company said revenue for the quarter rose 4.6 percent to $180.8 million, beating the average $177.2 million forecast by Wall Street.
Looking ahead, the company said it expects fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $195 million to $203 million, which is above the average analyst estimate of $194.7 million.