US food company Performance Food Group has said it anticipates earnings for its third quarter to be in the range of approximately $0.36 to $0.37 per diluted share, compared to a previous forecast of $0.42 to $0.46 per share.

The company estimated that results for the quarter were impacted by between 4 and 5 cents per share due to the recent series of hurricanes in Florida and the southeast markets, which dented sales and increased costs.

"In spite of the recent weather-related challenges, we are making progress on our initiatives to drive earnings growth in each of our operating segments," said chairman and CEO Bob Sledd.

"However, some of the factors that impacted our third quarter results will continue into the fourth quarter," he added.