Illumina's (NASDAQ: ILMN ) Q3 results cheered investors today. The company reported quarterly revenue of $357 million, a 25% jump from the $286 million it posted in Q3 2012. Non-GAAP net income also grew, rising to $63 million ($0.45 per diluted share) from the year-ago quarter's $54 million ($0.41).
On average, analysts had been projecting a top line of $344 million and EPS of $0.40.
Illumina also provided forward guidance. For fiscal 2013, the company now believes it will post revenue growth of around 22% year over year, placing the top line at around $1.4 billion. EPS is expected to come in at $1.75-$1.77.
Illumina stock climbed by nearly 7%, or $5.59, to $87.35 per share in after-hours trading following the results announcement.