Agri-services group Origin Enterprises has said it is maintaining its full year earnings guidance due to a good performance in its seasonally important third quarter.

In an interim management statement, the company said its underlying revenue for the third quarter rose by 0.8%

It described this as "a good performance" as price volatility has resulted in a highly challenging backdrop for primary producers over the short and medium term.

The group's earnings profile is significantly weighted towards the second half of the financial year with over 90% of operating profit from agri-services occurring in that period.

Origin said that demand for services and inputs in the final quarter is expected to be lower when compared with last year "reflecting a more normalised level of seasonal intensity combined with the current pressure on farm incomes generally".

"Based upon a good third quarter performance we are maintaining full year earnings guidance in adjusted diluted earnings per share of 60 cent," the company added in today's statement.