Quick Facts
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE
mail  E-MAIL

Genuine Parts Q1 Profit Climbs - Quick Facts

RELATED NEWS
Trade GPC now with 
4/19/2012 9:17 AM ET

Genuine Parts Co. (GPC: Quote) reported first quarter net income of $146.26 million or $0.93 per share, up from $126.52 million or $0.80 per share a year ago. On average, six analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.87 per share. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Net sales were up to $3.18 billion from $2.97 billion in the prior-year quarter. Analysts estimated revenues of $3.16 billion.

Thomas Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said,

"...In the first quarter, the Automotive Group posted a 6% sales increase. This Group has experienced steady and consistent sales growth dating back to the fourth quarter of 2009, reflecting the positive impact of our sales initiatives and the sound fundamentals in the automotive aftermarket, which continue to support a healthy marketplace. Sales for Motion Industries, our Industrial Group, remain the strongest among our four business segments, growing by 12% in the quarter. EIS, our Electrical Group, posted a 5% sales increase. Both Motion Industries and EIS have generated very strong sales growth over the last two years, driven by their internal initiatives and the recovery of the manufacturing sector of the economy..."

Gallagher concluded, "..As we turn to the second quarter, we are optimistic that our businesses will show continued progress over the balance of the year."

Register
To receive FREE breaking news email alerts for Genuine Parts Co and others in your portfolio

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Thursday after the markets closed that its first quarter loss narrowed from last year, helped by strong revenue growth in its graphics and visual solutions business. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, also came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. After trending higher over the past few sessions, stocks showed a lack of direction throughout the trading day on Thursday. The major averages spent the session bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line before ending the day mixed. While the major averages closed on opposite sides of the unchanged line, they all showed only modest moves. U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry said Thursday that he and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have reached an agreement on a preliminary plan for ending the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Kerry was speaking at the end of the Ukraine contact group's first meeting, comprising the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the U.S., in the Swiss city of Geneva.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.